With Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) still blocked in the country, fans are curious about the future of their favorite creators and professional players. In a recent livestream, viewers asked S8UL Esports’ professional BGMI player Harsh “Goblin” Paudwal what his plans are for the future if the game does not come back, and whether he would leave gaming and esports. He replied that he might shift to another game but does not plan to leave gaming and esports.
“If BGMI does not come back, some other game will come.” – S8UL Goblin
Goblin replied that if BGMI fails to come back, most players will shift to other games instead of ditching their gaming careers. Furthermore, it would have been a similar case if the game had lost its hype instead of getting blocked. Goblin said, “If BGMI does not come back, the professional players will play Esports for some other game. It is not a big deal. You have to shift from the game. If BGMI had lost its hype, the same thing would have happened; similar watching and a similar tournament of 50,000 or 1,00,000 prize pool. It’s not a big deal.”
Even though BGMI is banned, it is in good shape compared to other unsuspended games. It gets good viewership and a lot of unofficial tournaments with sizable prize pools still take place. However, if the game does not come back, another game will eventually replace it. “Players that are still grinding all day for other games have a similar prize pool of 1, 2, or 3 lakhs maximum. Even though BGMI is suspended, it gets tournaments with a prize pool similar to other unsuspended games. It is not bad,” said Goblin. He added, “But, definitely, if BGMI does not come back, some other game will come; surely, some game will come with huge hype.”
Goblin mentioned that he plans to stick with BGMI and not leave esports and gaming anytime soon. He said, “If BGMI comes back, the audience will stick to it and play BGMI. But if it does not come back, then some other good game will definitely come.” He added, “I don’t plan to leave gaming and esports as of now. Let’s see; if the game does not come back, we can shift our career to some other games.”
It has been almost three months since BGMI’s removal from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. Aside from the block confirmation from MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), there has been no official announcement from the government or Krafton. As a result, the game is losing its hype, and many creators are already quitting it.