Reliance will host an e-sports event called JioMart Gameathon this month to further study the lucrative mobile and online gaming businesses. The Free Fire Championship will be the first in a series of events the company plans to hold, and it will promote the program on its JioGames platform. Recall that last year JioGames and JioFiber set-top boxes were announced at Reliance Jio’s 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM). When the app was still in Beta, it had more than 5 million downloads in the Google Play store.
According to the support page created for the competition, the free competition will be held from October 30th to November 1st and will be broadcast live via YouTube and JioTV. The prize pool for the competition is Rs. 25,000, the winning team received Rs. 16,000, followed by Rs. The runner-up received 12,000 rupees. 1,000 is the most valuable player. The money will be credited to the player’s JioMart wallet. This will be a mobile-only tournament. Tablets, triggers, emulators, etc. are not allowed.
Registration for JioMart Gameathon #GetSetGame will be open through the JioGames portal from October 26th to October 29th. This will be a four-stage competition, starting from October 30 to November 11 in the qualifying stage. The quarter-finals (from 11 am to 3 pm) will follow, the semi-finals from 1 pm to 4 pm, and the final on October 31 (Sunday) from 5 pm to 8 pm.
A total of 576 teams will enter the qualifying stage, divided into 48 halls, and the top 2 teams in each hall will enter the quarterfinals. Then, these 96 teams will participate in the competition in 8 halls, and the top three of each team will enter the semi-finals. The 24 winning teams will fight in the two halls of the semifinals, and each team will enter the finals. There will be only one hall for the final, and 3 maps will be played to announce the winner. The registration page contains detailed information about the scoring system, in-game and device settings, and general rules.
Reliance Jio has long been interested in games. Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani had a TV sit-in with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in February this year. At the time, he said: “Games are better than music, movies and The TVs are bigger together.” Microsoft also confirmed that it will work with Jio to bring Project xCloud to India. Reliance also broadcasted “League of Legends World Championship” on JioTV in 2018.
Gadget 360 also contacted Reliance Jio to inquire about its future plans in e-sports and will update it when more detailed information is received.
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