Jio and Qualcomm Snapdragon to bring ‘Call of Duty Mobile (CODM) Aces Esports Challenge’ on JioGames platform

– Esports tournament features Solo and 5v5 team plays

– Prize pool of Rs 25 lakhs for the winning teams

– Matches to be telecast live on JioTV, Esports HD Channel, Facebook Watch & YouTube JioGames channel

Jio, India’s largest and fastest growing digital company and Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. (“QCTAP”), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a leader in mobile gaming technologies, through its Qualcomm Snapdragon brand, announced the beginning of a year-long collaboration on JioGames ‘Esports platform’. The collaboration between the two is set to bring superior gaming experiences to the gaming enthusiasts across India through multiple contests that will be organized by JioGames on the JioGames Esports platform with QCTAP as a title sponsor. The collaboration will start with the first contest, ‘Call of Duty Mobile Aces Esports Challenge’, featured on JioGames Esports platform.

JioGames Esports is an initiative by Jio to build a robust domestic Esports ecosystem for India’s fast growing Esports community and fan base, leveraging the platform’s massive reach and its more than 400 million subscribers. With a shared vision of empowering gamers Qualcomm Snapdragon and JioGames aim to create a platform that will not only drive gaming-oriented content but will provide a training ground for gamers to hone their skills for more professional level opportunities.

“Mobile gaming is one of the fastest growing segments in India. Almost 90% of the gamers in India are using their mobile as their primary device for gaming. Apart from superior graphics capabilities, today’s gamers also want fast, seamless connectivity and long-lasting battery life.” said Rajen Vagadia, vice president & president, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd. “India is an extremely important industry for Qualcomm Technologies, with a huge audience for, not only mobile gaming but also livestreaming gaming content. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile processors not only exceeds user expectations by enabling a remarkable gaming experience with its high-performance graphics and longer smooth plays, but also is available across multiple tiers and price segments for every type of user. We wanted to collaborate with a brand like Jio that deeply understands the opportunity and matches our belief, not only in the superlative experiences our technology delivers, but also in the tremendous gaming capabilities of Indians in the hyper competitive world of mobile esports.”

This Esports Challenge is a new initiative by Jio to address the growing demand for mobile esports, even as mobile internet penetration in India continues to grow. The ultimate goal is to create more opportunities for gamers, enable deeper collaboration and quality content within the gaming community through the livestreams, showcase and nurture the next level of gaming talent to compete and win on International levels. JioGames and Qualcomm Technologies come together to provide a superior and seamless gaming experience to Indian gamers.

Key Dates:

•                   Registration begins on – 1st April, 2021

•                   Registration closes on: For Solos – 11th April For 5v5 team plays – 30th April, 2021

•                   Qualifiers – 11th June, 2021

•                   Finals – 20th June, 2021

Registration Details:

•                   To register: https://play.jiogames.com/esports/#/

•                   Tournament open to all Jio and Non-Jio users

•                   No registration and participation fee

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