Hyderabad Hydras to Focus on New State Mobile if BGMI Does Not Return in January
Nishant “iFlicks” Murlidharan, coach of Hyderabad Hydras, recently spoke about the organization’s plans for Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) and New State Mobile. The coach stated that if BGMI does not return before January, he will convince his organization to focus on Krafton’s other battle royale title New State Mobile. He claimed he would allocate the organization’s investment saved for its BGMI roster to the New State Mobile roster.
Players and organizations seeking refuge in New State Mobile amid BGMI’s suspension
The government of India suspended BGMI in July 2022 under Section 69A of the IT Act 2000. Although the game was suspended and not banned, there has been no official news about its return since its suspension. On the other hand, due to the unavailability of BGMI, New State Mobile is picking up pace and rising in popularity throughout India, thanks to the similarities between these two titles. In the past couple of months, multiple Indian esports organizations, including S8UL Esports and GodLike Esports, have signed the New State Mobile roster.
In a recent livestream, one of iFlicks’ viewers asked him if he had any update on BGMI’s return. Responding to it, he denied it and said, “If BGMI does not return even in January, then I will be ready to allocate all investment saved for BGMI to New State Mobile. I will also convince my organization to do it.” Following this, he explained his statement in detail. “Currently, we have provided our players with iPhone 11, but we are aiming to provide iPhone 13 Pro Max. If BGMI does not come back by January, we will allocate this investment to the New State Mobile roster. We will invest in the New State Mobile roster, do proper marketing, and will move New State Mobile forward,” he said.
esports by signing the former roster that played under the name The Killing Spree (TKS). In the recent , this team demonstrated an impressive performance and finished in the seventh position. Although Hyderabad Hydras signed the roster, it did not change its name in the tournament. Revealing the reason behind it, iFlicks said, “It couldn’t change the name to Hyderabad Hydras because the tournament organizer did not allow it to change during the tournament.”
It has been almost five months since BGMI was suspended in the country. Although there has been no official update on the game’s return, in a recent press release, Krafton stated that it is trying to resume BGMI services in India and even . Based on the recent developments, it is apparent that Krafton is working on resolving the suspension. However, it is unclear how long it would take to re-launch the game.