Gaming Masters, MediaTek and Jio’s 70-day esports tournament have received an excellent response from the gaming enthusiasts in India. Not only did the tournament saw 43,000 teams being created during the launch, but also garnered 10 million views from streaming platforms such as JioTV HD Esports Channel, Booyah, and YouTube.
The competition started on January 13 featuring Garena’s Free Fire game and saw solo and duo categories running in parallel for seven weeks. Team Headhunters, the winners of Gaming Masters, were awarded Rs 3 lakh. Satyam and Nilesh, members of the winning team, described it as a great experience.
The players from winning team said, “We didn’t have that much of a great start, but the third map turned out great for us, after which we had a quite consistent performance. The other Kalahari map in which we had a booyah also helped us a lot to boost our points and become the table toppers. As you know consistency is the key to success in esports, we were just aiming to be consistent, we could have lost our top post if we faced early-elimination in any game and you can’t afford to make mistakes if you’re playing on such a big stage. The competition was very intense as the top 24 teams of the server were competing for the grand prize.”
Satyam and Nilesh also admitted that gamers like them are always waiting for a platform to showcase their skills and talent. Since Jio Games provided them with a huge platform, they look forward to more such tournaments in the future.
The esports tournament, which emerged as one of the largest online-gaming events on the JioGames Platform in 2021, reiterated the growing popularity of the esports industry in India. According to MediaTek’s spokesperson, India has been witnessing a significant surge in user base and is estimated to continue to grow significantly in a post-pandemic world. The spokesperson also admitted that Free Fire Gaming Masters powered by Jio Games help them in giving promising young gamers a platform to show their talent.