Qualcomm, the company that produces chipsets for a variety of Android smartphones, is sinking its teeth into the Indian esports domain. The chipmaker has announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon Conquest Tournament, where a top prize of Rs 50,00,000 (50 lakh) will be given away to a series of winners who will qualify in different rounds. This tournament is for the Garena Free Fire Battle Royale game as Qualcomm aims to boost India’s esports industry ahead of the planned launch of PUBG Mobile India.
The dates of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Conquest tournament are currently unavailable, but if you’re interested, registrations are now open. The best part is that these registrations are free – unlike some other tournaments, these tournaments do not require you to pay anything to register. But there are certain eligibility criteria that you must meet. The most important of which is that you have to be well versed in the game, Garena Free Fire. Free Fire is similar to how PUBG Mobile works, re-entering India in a new form.
There will be several events under the tournament throughout the year. The Snapdragon Conquest tournament is fought between teams of four members each, advancing to subsequent rounds while beating the opposing team. These matches are live-streamed, according to Qualcomm, along with players who have their own streams where they can talk about a variety of topics including their game strategy and gameplay.
Qualcomm has not said anything about the difficulty these players will face. But regardless of how previous tournaments have been, the difficulty will increase with each stage making it difficult for teams to win. In the end, only a few teams will make it to the penultimate and ultimate round which will earn the winners a prize of up to Rs 50 lakh from Qualcomm.
The chipmaker will not disclose tournament dates, but it should be done soon. Moreover, Qualcomm’s entry into the Indian esports sector provides more opportunities for the gamers of India. The first tournament is in partnership with Garena Free Fire, but Qualcomm will likely bring more titles to its esports tournament in the future. These could include the upcoming PUBG Mobile India launching PUBG Corporation in India with a range of censored elements such as fully clothed avatars.
Rajen Vagadia, Vice President, Qualcomm India Private Limited and President, Qualcomm India, SAARC, said at the launch of eSports tournaments, “India is a mobile industry. The phenomenal rise of mobile gaming in India is not only driving the demand for better devices in the industry, but also the need for a richer ecosystem and more diverse capabilities for mobile gamers. The Snapdragon brand is known for delivering superior gaming experiences. “
He went on to say, “Our work with the larger ecosystem of OEMs, game developers and publishers helps us learn and deliver an enhanced gaming experience across multiple price ranges. We are very excited about the launch of Snapdragon Conquest, our new game program. With Snapdragon Conquest, we create a community that challenges the competitive skills of gamers, giving us a better understanding of the gaming needs of all our users in India. “
Qualcomm Snapdragon Conquest Tournament 2020 has arrived in India with a prize pool of Rs 50,00,000.
- Qualcomm enters the esports realm of India with a new tournament.
- This tournament is called Qualcomm Snapdragon Conquest Tournament 2020.
- Qualcomm will hand out a prize of Rs 50,00,000 for this tournament.