Battlegrounds Mobile India, also known as BGMI, will allow players in India to qualify for the Asian Games 2022 esports medal events, developer Krafton has announced. It is one of the games selected for the 2022 Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, China, September 10-25. The company says it has invested a total of $ 70 million in the Indian IT sector this year, including an Indian esports company called Nodwin Gaming, a game streaming platform Loco and a web novel platform Pratilipi.
Aside from Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the Asian version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), players from different regions can play in other games such as League of Legends, Arena of Valor, EA Sports FIFA, DOTA. Compete 2, Hearthstone, Street Fighter V and Dream Three Kingdoms 2, says Krafton in a blog post. It also said that more details like the release schedule will be announced at a later date.
BGMI and PUBG are similar games, and the Asian version of the game has allowed players to transfer their progress and data from PUBG Mobile after the ban in India. Krafton also brings India-specific updates similar to PUBG and rewards in line with Indian festivals.
Recently, BGMI received Payload 2.0 mode, which appears to be an optimized version of the original Payload 2.0 mode available on PUBG Mobile. In this mode, players can use armored cars and helicopters equipped with “super weapons”. The mode also introduces new types of equipment including radar, bomb suit, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) control terminal. There is also a new virus infection mode in which players can survive against zombies.