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Orangutan Abstains Participation in BGMI Events Unless the Prize Pool Exceeds INR 5 Lakhs

Umesh Borkar
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Hades says that Orangutan’s BGMI team will no longer participate in BGMI events whose prize pool is below INR 5 Lakhs.
He also said that Orangutan will only play events with a less than INR 5 Lakhs prize pool if they are qualifiers.

Orangutan Gaming is one of the well known esports organization in India. The organization is among the few that has successfully fielded rosters in multiple mobile and PC esports titles. Its Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) team has enjoyed a good amount of success in the 2024 BGMI season so far.

Vinay “Hades” Rao the Head of Esports, Orangutan, recently revealed that Orangutan will abstain from participating in any BGMI event unless the prize pool exceeds INR 5 Lakhs.

Hades says Orangutan will not participate in BGMI events unless the event's prize pool exceeds INR 5 Lakhs

Hades, the Head of Esports for Orangutan recently took to Instagram and shared a story, writing that the Orangutan BGMI team will not participate in upcoming BGMI events unless the prize pool exceeds INR 5 Lakhs. 

Talking about Orangutan's participation in upcoming BGMI tournaments, Hades wrote, “Starting from 1st March the Orangutan BGMI team won't be participating in any tournament with prize pool less than 5 Lakhs, unless it's a qualifier for a major tournament. It's high time we make some internal arrangements within the teams, so that we have a good esports ecosystem ahead. Tired of Tournament Organizers [TOs] delaying prize pool and making the players grind from morning to night for minor prize pools with no Point Of View [POV] streaming.”

According to Hades, Tournament Organizers are not having a good enough prize pool for the number of days and the number of matches the event is being organized. The grind and effort put in by the players and teams is not worth the returns the organization is expecting and playing so many tournaments on a daily basis can take a toll on the players' mental and physical health.

Since the unban of BGMI in May 2023, the number of BGMI tournaments has significantly increased. The first month after the unban of BGMI saw over six tournaments being organized. By the end of the 2023 season dozens of major and minor BGMI events were held. The two months of the 2024 season so far have already seen ten plus events being played with the coming months having official and third party LAN events already being planned.

With so many BGMI events being played on a daily basis and most of them being played in the offline LAN format, it would not be surprising if other seasoned teams followed the same path to give their players the much needed rest in between major official and third party LAN events.


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Umesh is a passionate gamer having experience in a variety of mobile and PC gaming titles. Having played his fare share of games has allowed him to express his thoughts with ease. His present focus is on the Indian region.

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