Neeraj Chopra, Olympic Champion, bestows the BGIS 2023 Champions title upon Team Gladiators.


Neeraj Chopra, Olympic Champion, bestows the BGIS 2023 Champions title upon Team Gladiators.

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Team Gladiators, under the honorary patronage of Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra, clinched the title of BGIS 2023 Champions.

From the 12th to the 15th of October, the SVP Stadium in Mumbai witnessed an electrifying showdown among the 16 finalists. The event boasted an impressive prize pool of INR 2 crores, with the champions seizing a triumphant share of INR 75 lakhs. A staggering crowd of over 6000 spectators turned out, marking it as the grandest Esports event in the nation.

In a historic moment at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai on October 15th, 2023, Neeraj Chopra, the renowned Indian athlete and Olympic Champion, together with Sean Hyunil Sohn, CEO of KRAFTON India, and Minu Lee, Head of Publishing at KRAFTON India, celebrated the epic climax of India’s premier Esports event – BGIS Finale.

BGIS 2023, which commenced in July, witnessed the fierce competition of 2048 select teams striving to secure their berth in the finals. The ultimate showdown spanned 18 matches, as the 16 final teams battled for the coveted title. Team Gladiators etched their names in Esports annals with an awe-inspiring journey, while all participating teams delivered top-notch performances.

The winners’ list is as follows:

1st Place: Team Gladiators – INR 75,00,000 2nd Place: Big Brother Esports – INR 37,50,000 3rd Place: Team X Spark – INR 25,00,000 MVP of BGIS: Delta PG – INR 4,00,000 The Rising Star: GlitchXDuke – INR 2,00,000 MVP of Finals: Saif (Big Brother Esports) – INR 2,00,000 Best IGL: Blind Manya – INR 2,00,000

Teams securing fourth to sixteenth positions also received prizes ranging from INR 12,50,000 to INR 1,00,000.

In a commendable gesture, Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra expressed, “Today we celebrate not only the BGIS champions but also the growing prominence of Esports in India.” He lauded the teams’ dedication and skill, applauding their journey from grassroots to national acclaim.

Karan Pathak, Head of Esports at KRAFTON India, extended congratulations to the winners and all participating teams. He emphasized BGIS’s role in fostering the Indian Esports landscape and lauded the passion and fervor displayed by both players and fans.

The gripping finale was broadcasted live on JioCinema and the KRAFTON INDIA ESPORTS YouTube Channel, garnering an exceptional response from BGMI fans and Esports enthusiasts. The event reached audiences in 10 languages, ensuring that fans from all corners of the country could revel in the excitement.


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