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Gladiators Esports felicitated by Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra, check details

Gladiators Esports felicitated by Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra, check details

Today marked the conclusion of KRAFTON’s thrilling 3-day BGIS 2023 offline LAN event finale, where Gladiators Esports were crowned champions

The thrilling BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2023 (BGIS) finale, held at the iconic SVP Stadium in Mumbai, concluded on a high note with Gladiators Esports emerging as the champions. In the first-ever LAN finale of BGIS, the winners took home a grand prize of INR 75 lakhs from a total prize pool of INR 2 crores. The three-day Esports extravaganza featured intense matches, passionate fans, and Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra as the esteemed Chief Guest, who took part in the closing ceremony and awarded the winners.

Gladiators Esports felicitated by Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra, check details

BGIS kicked off in July 2023, where 2048 selected teams participated in several rounds to secure their spot in the finals. On 12th, 13th, and 15th October, the 16 final teams went head-to-head for the ultimate chicken dinner over the course of 18 matches. While Team Gladiators etched their names in Esports history with their triumphant journey, the tournament also saw top performances from all participating teams. With over 6,000 spectators in attendance, the biggest battle royale Esports tournament in India elevated the Esports experience for fans in an unprecedented manner.  KRAFTON India’s steadfast commitment to fostering Esports talent took center stage as the event provided a level playing field for both emerging and veteran teams to play side by side and showcase their skills, making it a truly inclusive spectacle.

The winning teams are:

PrizeWinning Team/PlayerPrize amount
1st PlaceGladiators EsportsINR 75,00,000
2nd PlaceBig Brother EsportsINR 37,50,000
3rd PlaceTeam X SparkINR 25,00,000
MVP of BGISDelta PGINR 4,00,000
The Rising StarGlitchXDukeINR 2,00,000
MVP of FinalsSaif (Big Brother Esports)INR 2,00,000
Best IGLBlind ManyaINR 2,00,000

Teams securing fourth to sixteenth positions also received prizes amounting from INR 12,50,000 to INR 1,00,000.

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Felicitating the winners, Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra said “Today we celebrate not only the BGIS champions but also the growing prominence of Esports in India. It is remarkable to see the level of dedication and skill the teams showed. It is heartening to see the players’ passion in devoting themselves and rising from the grassroots level to achieving their dreams on the national stage. I want to congratulate all the winners and the participating teams for their hard work. I  also like to congratulate KRAFTON India for providing Esports players from across the country a platform to showcase their talent.”

Congratulating the winners and all the participating teams, Karan Pathak, Head of Esports at KRAFTON India, said “BGIS signifies our commitment to the growth of Esports in India. We are thrilled to see the passion and enthusiasm from both the players and the audience. It is heartening to see several new and upcoming teams showcase incredible performances alongside the seasoned teams in the finals. KRAFTON India is proud to provide a platform for these incredible talents and we look forward to supporting the Esports community’s continued success.”

The thrilling finale was also live-broadcast on JioCinema and the KRAFTON INDIA ESPORTS YouTube Channel,  drawing exceptional response from both BGMI fans and Esports enthusiasts. The event was broadcast in 10 languages, including English, Hindi, and  other regional languages, enabling audiences from across the country to enjoy the matches to the fullest.  

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