Thug Believes New State Mobile Could Be As Successful As BGMI
S8UL Esports’ co-owner Animesh “Thug” Agarwal recently expressed his confidence in the future of New State Mobile and even claimed that it has the potential to be as successful as its counterpart Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). He cited the high peak concurrent viewership of the game during the recent Snapdragon Pro Series New State Mobile India Open and affirmed that the game has plenty of potential.
With no other popular Battle Royale title currently available in the Indian esports industry, plenty of New State Mobile tournaments are being organized in the country.
Thug on New State Mobile: “I am pretty sure it can be successful.”
ESL India and NODWIN Gaming recently hosted the Snapdragon Pro Series New State Mobile India Open, which was a LAN event with a massive prize pool of ₹1,00,00,000 INR. The top 16 teams fought in the grand finals of the event, and Team XO emerged as the champions of the tournament, securing two Winner Winner Chicken Dinners (WWCD) in twelve matches. As the champion, the team bagged a cash prize of ₹21,00,000.
During this tournament, a few members of S8UL Esports, including Naman “MortaL” Mathur, Raj “Snax” Varma, Tanmay “Scout” Singh, and Siddhant “Sid” Joshi, hosted watch parties for the event. Even though the New State Mobile esports scene is still nascent, these watch parties recorded a significant viewership, with over 35,000 peak concurrent viewers watching the tournament in total..
In a recent livestream, a viewer asked Thug if New State Mobile had the potential to become as popular as BGMI. Responding to this, Thug showed confidence in the future of the game and expressed that he believes it has the potential to be successful. “When S8UL Esports hosted the watch party, I think we peaked close to 35k concurrent viewers, all three or four people combined. So I am pretty sure it can be successful. It has full potential,” he said.
The government of India banned Garena’s popular battle royale title, Free Fire, and suspended Krafton’s BGMI, citing security issues and privacy concerns in February and July 2022, respectively. This unavailability of the top two mobile battle royale titles has created a demand for a new game in the mobile gaming industry.
New State Mobile is a relatively new game, but as it comes from the PUBG universe, it was familiar to the existing BGMI audience. As a result, the game is quickly gaining the attention of the BGMI audience. Numerous players and organizations have shifted their focus to it amid the unavailability of BGMI.