Battlegrounds Mobile India Open Challenge – or BMOC – was announced by Krafton on Friday as the first BGMI competition of 2022. The South Korean publisher announced that registration for the upcoming BMOC will open on March 14th. However, players must meet certain requirements in order to register for the open challenge. The top 32 teams advance to the Battlegrounds Mobile India Pro Series (BMPS). The winner of the BMPS grand final will win Rs. 75 lakh, according to Krafton.
On Friday, Krafton announced that players who have reached level 25 on their Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) profile with Tier Platinum 5 are eligible to register for BMOC on the company’s website. Registrations for the event will take place from March 14-27, followed by in-game qualifiers. According to Krafton, 512 teams will then be selected to compete in the first round of the BMOC, of which 256 will advance to Round 2. Meanwhile, only 64 teams will make it to Round 3, and that number will drop to 32 for Round 4. These teams will face off against 32 invited teams, and only 32 of the top teams will advance in Season 1 of the BMPS Series.
According to Krafton, the 32 teams that advance to BMPS Season 1 will compete in the events in a round-robin format, and 16 teams will advance to the BMPS Finals. The winning team takes home Rs. 75 lakh prize money. Both the BMOC and BMPS series will be online only, and Krafton has confirmed that it will not be conducting offline LAN Finals for these tournaments.
The upcoming BMOC series is the first eSports event to be launched by Krafton in 2022 and the publisher recently announced four eSports tournaments in India in 2022 with a total prize pool of Rs. 6 crore. Of these, BMPS Season 1 and Season 2 will have a prize pool of Rs. 2 crore each, and tournaments begin with the BMOC, which is open to all eligible users. Last year, Krafton pledged investments worth US$100 million (approx.