Mobile gaming is becoming increasingly popular in India and gives several opportunities to young gamers across the country


Mobile gaming is becoming increasingly popular in India and gives several opportunities to young gamers across the country. Mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm Technologies announced has announced the first-ever mobile esports program, Snapdragon Conquest, in India. Snapdragon Conquest is an initiative by Qualcomm in which multiple events will take place across numerous titles throughout the year. 

The first season of Snapdragon Conquest will commence with the popular battle royale game Garena Free Fire. Qualcomm will host Snapdragon Conquest: Free fire Open 2020, a tournament with a prize pool of Rs 50,00,000. The tournament will be broadcast live and players can also broadcast their live stream. 

There is still no word on the registration dates or entry fee of the tournament but you can expect an announcement on it soon as well. 

“India is a mobile-first industry. The phenomenal rise of mobile gaming in India is driving not just the demand for better devices in the industry but also the need for a richer ecosystem and more diverse opportunities for mobile gamers. The Snapdragon brand is known for delivering superior gaming experiences. Our work with the larger ecosystem of OEMs, game developers, and publishers, is helping us learn and provide an upgraded gaming experience across multiple price tiers. We are really excited about the launch of Snapdragon Conquest, our new gaming program. With Snapdragon Conquest, we are creating a community that challenges the competitive skills of gamers, allowing us a deeper understanding of the gaming needs of all our users in India,” Rajen Vagadia, Vice President of Qualcomm India Private Limited and President, Qualcomm India & SAARC said. 

Earlier this year, Garena had hosted the Free Fire Asia All-Stars (FFAA) 2020, where the top streamers and professional players (pros) across India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam compete in an online-only tournament for the first time.

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