The Clash of Titans: Unpacking the BGMI India-Korea Invitational


In an electrifying move, Krafton is set to launch the maiden international tournament for Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the Indian counterpart of the globally renowned PUBG Mobile. With teams from both India and Korea gearing up to take center stage at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, this event promises to be an esports spectacle unlike any other. Read on to delve deeper into the tournament’s structure, the formidable teams, and the potential game-changers.

Event Overview

For those uninitiated, the BGMI India-Korea Invitational isn’t just about fierce battles and gaming strategy. It’s a testament to the growing esports culture in both countries, set against the backdrop of a whopping prize pool of Rs. 10,000,000 (approximately $120,000). Scheduled from October 26 to 28, the event promises three days of intense gaming action.

However, it’s not just about BGMI. Other popular games like Real Cricket 22 and Road to Valor Empires also have their invitational events, broadening the spectrum of the entire esports experience.

The Competition Format

So, what’s the plan of action? How have the teams been chosen?

Krafton decided to extend invitations to the crème de la crème. Hence, the top eight contenders from both the Korea Pro Series Season 3 and Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) 2023 will lock horns. Spread across three days, 18 gripping matches will unfold – six matches a day – ensuring fans remain on the edge of their seats.

The Contending Teams: A Snapshot

From Korea

  • Duksan Esports
  • Dplus
  • Zz
  • Vega Esports
  • Emtek StormX
  • Nongshim RedForce
  • Overt Esports
  • INV Armada

Representing India

  • Gladiators Esports
  • Big Brother Esports
  • Team XSpark
  • Blind Esports
  • Gods Reign
  • Medal Esports
  • Revenant Esports
  • TWM Gaming
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Who Might Steal The Show?

This face-off between India and Korea is the first of its kind, sparking immense curiosity about the potential victor. With Korea’s slightly more extensive competitive gaming history, one could argue they have an edge. But, let’s not underestimate the Indian teams. After all, they’ve been rigorously practicing through consecutive tournaments in the recent past.

Teams Making Waves from India

  • Gladiators Esports: Despite being relatively new, they’ve claimed victories at two major BGMI esports tournaments – the Masters Series and the BGIS.
  • Big Brother Esports: These underdogs might be new, but their stellar performances have already sent shockwaves through the scene.
  • Blind Esports: Their fourth-place finish at the BGIS 2023 is just the tip of the iceberg. Their dominant streak in various third-party tournaments, like the Villager Esports DOMIN8R Series and Skyesports Champions Series, has made them a force to reckon with.

Dominating from Korea

  • Duksan Esports and Dplus: Both behemoths have carved their names in the esports hall of fame. Fresh from their success at the PUBG Mobile Rivals Cup 2023, these teams are brimming with confidence and are undoubtedly the ones to keep an eye on.

The Home Ground Advantage

While gaming strategy and teamwork are vital, let’s not forget the power of home support. Being a LAN event, Indian teams will undoubtedly benefit from the roaring cheers of a live audience. The love and fervor of the fans might just tilt the balance in India’s favor.

The Larger Picture

Beyond the thrills and chills of the tournament, it’s essential to understand the impact of such events on the esports culture in India and Korea. These tournaments not only promote a competitive spirit but also pave the way for younger talents, ensuring the future of esports in both countries remains bright.


The BGMI India-Korea Invitational is more than just a tournament, it’s a celebration of esports, teamwork, and fierce competition. As we wait for the action to unfold, one thing is certain – this event will leave an indelible mark on the esports history of both countries. Whether you’re a die-hard BGMI fan or just someone intrigued by competitive gaming, brace yourself for a roller-coaster ride come October 26!

General Sport Observer Marc Defaou
reviewed by: Marc Defaou (Sport Expert)

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