PUBG Mobile India is currently one of the most anticipated game launches in the country given the size of its players base in India. Now, if a new report is to be believed, the game developers might mark the comeback of the game in the country through an esports tournament with a massive prize of Rs 6 crores. Apart from this, the salaries of tier-1 players and teams will also be increased.
Notably, when PUBG Corporation announced the Indian version of PUBG Mobile, it also announced that the company will be hosting India-exclusive esports events and invest heavily in the Indian esports industry. The new development seems to be in line with what the company had planned for the comeback. The information comes from a professional PUBG Mobile gamer, who goes by GHATAK.
PUBG Mobile India will host an esports tournament with Rs 6 crore prize
6 crores first prize for pubg tournament! Surprised?! Min salary 40k-2L for tier 1 teams to huge prizepools which increases every season. “ESPORTS” the beginning of a new era. This is the perfect time to try your hand in esports #GamersUnite
— Abhijeet Andhare (@TSMentGHATAK) November 20, 2020
The information about the Rs 6 crore prize money for the first esports tournament by PUBG Mobile India comes from Abhijit Andhare, popularly known as GHATAK. He is the coach of the professional Indian PUBG Mobile team called TSM Entity. The team has won tournaments like PUBG Mobile India Series 2020 and PUBG Mobile Club Open – Fall Split: South Asia, among others
Apart from the prize money, Andhare also revealed that PUBG Mobile will also increase the payout of professional PUBG Mobile India players once the game is launched in the country. According to the tweet, the minimum salary of tier-1 PUBG Mobile India gamers will be in the range of Rs 40,00 to Rs 2,00,000.
We would advise taking this bit of information with a pinch of salt since there’s no official word from the developers of the game in this regard. However, at the time of announcing PUBG Mobile India, PUBG Corp did announce that it has plans to invest $100 million towards the Indian esports industry. In its statement, the company said that the investment will, “contribute to the Indian gaming, esports, entertainment, and IT industries.”
As of now, there’s no release date for PUBG Mobile India. However, the download button for the game was briefly spotted on the official website hinting at an imminent release.