The tournament aimed to open the ‘other side’ of mobile gaming where lovers could potentially enter into a career by turning into a pro-gamer, or a product specialist or even be a mobile phone tester.
The popularity of PUBG Mobile proceeds as Nagaland witnessed its first PUBG Mobile tournament which saw gamers from Nagaland and neighboring states in Northeast India participating in a competition organized by Life Now Events. The competition saw 100 participants, which means a total of 25 squads. Team RGC hailed as the winners and won prize money of Rs 80,000. Team WELP and Bobo came in at 1st and 2nd runners-up with Rs 40,000 and Rs 20,000 as prize money, respectively.
There was likewise an MVP (Most Valuable Player) award which saw Shin (RGC), Magnus (Bobo) and Gyro San (WELP) winning Rs 5,000, Rs 2,500 and Rs 2,500 as cash prize money, respectively. As per a report, the tournament saw players from Diphu and Shillong, as well as Mokokchung, Kohima, and Dimapur.
“It has a wide scope now. So instead of fighting it, if there can be one-two gamers from here who can seriously go further, we wanted to give them the platform considering that there are many good gamers from Nagaland,” Jamir said.
One of the biggest hurdles, according to Life Now Events director Atsung Jamir was connectivity, which delayed the entire competition, thereby doubling up its costs. While PUBG Mobile has seen vast criticism across the country, the tournament aimed to open the ‘other side’ of mobile gaming where aficionados could likely enter into a profession by becoming a pro-gamer, or a product specialist or even be a mobile phone tester.