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Battlegrounds Mobile India registers over 34 mn players

Battlegrounds Mobile India registers over 34 mn players
Battlegrounds Mobile India
12 Jul, 2021

Krafton’s Battlegrounds Mobile India, the India-exclusive replacement of PUBG, has registered more than 34 million players. 

In a statement on Monday, the South Korean gaming firm said that BGMI has achieved the milestone within a week of its official launch on July 2.

Daily active users during this period peaked at $16 million, while concurrent users peaked at 2.4 million, it added. 

BGMI launched several months after Indian government’s ban on PUBG and continues to be the top free-to-play game on the Google Play Store. Its early access beta rolled out on June 17 and saw over 20 million players. 

However, there is no word on the title’s iOS release just yet. 

Commenting on the milestone, Wooyol Lim, head of Battlegrounds Mobile division at Krafton, said, “We are committed to bringing new and more entertaining contents Battlegrounds Mobile India to bring greater joy to our fans and players.” 

“...Krafton hopes to grow and further develop together with India’s video gaming and esports industry,” he added.  

Moving ahead, the company plans to host esports tournaments to expand the Battlegrounds IP further in the country. The title, as many players noticed, brings several noticeable changes over PUBG, including green blood and audio warnings to play in moderation. 

It also aims to make strategic investments of up to $100 million to accelerate the growth of India’s gaming industry and esports ecosystem.  

Notably, two investments have already been made by Krafton –one in Nazara-backed esports platform Nodwin Gaming and the other in game streaming platform Loco. 

Read the TechCircle review of BGMI here