JioCinema to air Battlegrounds Mobile India Series following collaboration with Krafton India

Krafton India and JioCinema's collaboration is intended to attract gaming aficionados throughout the country.

One of the most globally acclaimed video game developers, Krafton India, the creators of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the Indian version of PUBG Mobile, exclusively for players in India, has collaborated with the streaming platform of Viacom18JioCinema.

The live broadcast will begin with the last round of The Grind from August 17 until August 20, then proceed to Round 1 of the Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGMIS) 2023 from August 31 onwards. The competition’s final will be broadcast on JioCinema from October 12 to 14. According to the timetable, the bouts will be aired from 1 PM to 6 PM.

Krafton India and JioCinema’s collaboration is intended to attract gaming aficionados throughout the country and expand the gaming experience by reaching a large audience via JioCinema’s enormous platform. All preliminary matches in the BGMIS tournament will have commentary in both Hindi and English, concluding in an exciting grand finale.

Over 2,000 teams will compete for a prize fund of INR 2 crore, with the winner receiving INR 75 lakh

Sean Hyunil Sohn, CEO, KRAFTON India, said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with JioCinema to bring the BGIS 2023 to our passionate fans in a way that has never been done before. JioCinema is a pioneer in bringing enthralling content to its viewers and we are confident that it is the perfect platform for BGIS to deliver an unforgettable tournament, elevating the Esports experience for millions of viewers.

“With this partnership, we hope to transform the consumption of Esports in the country and inspire the next generation of Esports champions. Through BGIS we are committed towards providing a competitive platform for amateurs as well as professional gamers to showcase their talent and nurture their skills.”

Hursh Shrivastava, Head of Strategy, Partnerships & Acquisitions, Viacom18 Sports, said, “Esports has evolved beyond its niche origins and emerged as a mainstream experience, with a consistent surge in popularity. We are excited to deliver exhilarating experience to a broader audience across the country with BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2023. JioCinema remains steadfast to deliver diverse and engaging content to our viewers, and our partnership with KRAFTON India for BGIS 2023 exemplifies our commitment to staying ahead of the curve.”

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