The Year of BGMI? 2021, Indian Esports' Biggest Year Yet
Major developments in Indian esports witnessed this year.
Biggest Developments Across Indian Esports In 2021
It has been a great year for esports globally as the world slowly returned to normalcy and tournament organizers shifted to LAN events with or without live audiences. We witnessed the crowning of the first-ever Valorant world champions, of the CS:GO Major after more than two years, The International 2021 raising the stakes with a total prize pool of $40,018,195 USD, Riot Games hosting the Horizon Cup 2021 which was the biggest Wild Rift esports event so far, Free Fire World Series 2021 Singapore setting a new esports viewership peak at 5.4M concurrent viewers, and a lot more across various titles.
For the Indian esports and gaming industry, it has been quite an eventful year for both PC and Mobile titles within the country as well. Starting with the highly anticipated release of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) which took the entire mobile gaming community by storm, followed by Riot Games introducing the Valorant Conquerors Championship through which an Indian team qualified to compete in an international competition for the first time ever, the Indian gaming industry witnessed quite a boom this year.
In fact, the growth has been so stupendous that India has been named as the by Niko Partners. This is just one of many such developments that Indian esports witnessed in 2021.