Global Esports wins India’s first-ever televised BGMI Master Series Tournament 2022
NODWIN Gaming’s three-week-long premier television tournament — the BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA (BGMI) Masters Series that was broadcast on Star Sports 2 on primetime starting June 24, has concluded in a grand final event on July 17, 2022. Global Esports was crowned the champion of this series following an edge-of-the-seat match between the top teams like Team GodLike & Orangutan. The winner was awarded the BGMI Master Series trophy, INR 25 lakh as prize money, and took home the new Hyundai VENUE. The tournament had an overall prize pool of INR 1.5 crore.
The winner was announced after the three-week-long tournament’s exciting and long-drawn five-day grand finale. The tournament finals saw teams give a tough fight and pull all stops to dominate the leader board with an eye on the trophy. The season also saw lesser-known teams like team Insane Esports and Chemin Esports excel and make an impression.
“What a series this has been for NODWIN Gaming, for the community and for our partners on the whole. We’ve been able to place esports right in the upper echelons along the likes of several big league traditional sports like cricket, football and tennis. This tournament is a game-changer for every aspiring gamer out there. My heartiest congratulations to Global Esports who’ve raised the bar of professional gaming with their skillset and focus. Each team played like true champions till the very end. I’d also like to thank all our partners Star Sports, Spotify, Swiggy, Loco, Glance Live, Wings, Gillette and Hyundai who instilled their faith in our vision and drove this event to mass success. Onwards and upwards from here,” said Akshat Rathee, Co-Founder and Managing Director, NODWIN Gaming.
KING, an Indian singer and songwriter, performed his latest releases Baazi and Sinner on the sets of BGMI, courtesy of Glance and Warner Music India to get players grooving to his music and pumped up for their next battle. Television host, Jatin Sapru, presented the last two days of the competition.
The first-ever televised BGMI tournament was a collaboration between NODWIN Gaming and Star Sports. Glance Live and Loco enabled the digital distribution of the tournament. The series was broadcast in Hindi, Tamil and English.
The total prize pool for the tournament was INR 1.5 crore to be distributed among the winning team, the weekly winners and the top performers.
Performance awards for the finals:
- The Eliminator Award – Most finishes – Goblin from Team Soul
- The Cruiser Award– Most walked distance – Robin? from team Chemin Esports
- The Damager Award – Most Damage – Jonathan from GodLike
- The Dost Award – Most Assists – Nakul from Global Esports
- The Saviour Award – Most Revives – Hector from Team Soul
- The Doctor Award – Most Heals – Destro from Chemin Esports
- The Tapatap Award – Most Headshots – Goblin from Team Soul
- The Survivor Award – Most Survival Time – Driger from Orangutan
- The Motorhead Award – Most Vehicle Distance – Ash from Orangutan
- The MPV Award – Most Finishes – Jonathan from GodLike
- The Hunger Cure Awards – Most WWCD – Orangutan
The BGMI Master Series has broken all viewership since it went live, clocking over 1.2 million impressions surpassing the impressions of Australian Open Day 1, French Open Day 1 and UEFA CL Semi-Finals! The series clocked 12.3 million views through the first eight days of broadcast on TV.
The tournament was digitally distributed by the leading live streaming and esports platform, Loco and lock screen app Glance Live. The finals on Loco garnered more than 3.6 million views with peak concurrent live viewers crossing 2.5 Lac while Glance crossed 1.7 million viewers. The tournament was also viewed by over 25 million consumers on their smartphone lock screen with Glance.