It has been more than nine months since BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) was banned by the Indian Government in July last year. Despite the game’s continued absence players are still grinding it in the hopes that the mobile battle royale could make a comeback sooner than later.
Many organizations have kept their lineups intact and recently some of the top teams have even come together for practicing in daily BGMI scrims, but for how long can this go on?
This is exactly what some esports talents are concerned about and have come forward urging players to walk out from their bubble of comfort and shift to other titles while there is still a chance to do so.
Esports talents Mazy and Spero deliver an open message to all BGMI players
With no news regarding BGMI’s return anytime soon, Zishan “Mazy” Alam, took to Instagram for voicing his concerns regarding the state of players and creators still stuck behind the game.
Mazy said that it is going to be a year since BGMI was banned and no one even knows whether it will return or not, but still neither the players nor the audience is ready to move on from it.
He reasoned that back in 2019-20 a lot of PUBG Mobile tournaments used to take place with a prize pool of INR 50,000. However, times have changed and now multiple esports titles are available offering a prize pool of more than INR 2,00,000.
Through this point, Mazy highlights that there are opportunities available if players are willing to try out new things by coming out of their comfort zone. More titles are available now like New State Mobile, Road to Valor: Empires, Valorant, and even CS:GO.
He concludes by saying, “I know BGMI is an emotion, but emotions are not enough to run a household. Something or the other need to be done till the time game does not return. Rest is your decision.”
Piyush “Spero” Bathla also voiced his opinion on the same topic. He feels that no one wants to work hard and grind again because living in hope is easier than working again from the start.
“I have been saying it for a long time now. Everyone has been waiting for a year now,” said Spero, “Events for New State Mobile are coming up. BGMI players should get serious about their life and stop living in hope. When the game comes back they can always return.”
Even the general manager of TSM India, Nizhum “Armin” Karmakar, joined in on this discussion suggesting to the players that it is time they let go of BGMI and focus on things that are in front of them.
“BGMI had done a lot for us. Build this community when we thought it never existed, but for the community to survive and thrive its time to move on,” said Armin.
For now there is now news or speculation about when BGMI might return or if there is even a chance for the game to comeback in India once again. Yet, everyone remains hopeful as should be the case until any official comment is made by the developers themselves, but at what point do teams and players stop investing their time towards the title and move on?