With a prize pool of Rs 25 lakh, Jio and Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Asia Pacific PTE (QCTAP) have opened registration for the first e-contest of ‘Call of Duty’ in India. Jio has revealed that the multiplayer shooting game Call of Duty Mobile Aces Esports Challenge will be hosted on the JioGames Esports website, in conjunction with Qualcomm’s mobile chip division.
The Call of Duty game, released by Activision Publishing in the United States, is a rival to PUBG, which is banned in India. With a prize pool of Rs 25 lakh, Jio and Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Asia Pacific Pte (QCTAP) have opened registration for the first e-contest of ‘Call of Duty’ in India.
According to the joint release, the “Call of Duty Smartphone Aces Esports Challenge” will be available to all Jio and non-Jio subscribers. According to Qualcomm India president and vice president Rajen Vagadia, smartphone gaming is one of the fastest-growing markets in India, with nearly 90% of gamers using their computer as their primary gaming platform.
“We wanted to work with a brand like Jio who recognizes the potential and shares our confidence, not just in the superior experiences our technology provides, but also in the tremendous gaming abilities of Indians in the highly competitive world of mobile esports,” Vagadia said.
The tournament is open to all solo players and squads. There will be no entry or participation fee for the event, and solo registration will close on April 11 and 5v5 team play will close on April 30.
“With a shared vision of inspiring gamers, Qualcomm Snapdragon and JioGames plan to create a forum that will not only propel gaming-oriented content but also act as a testing ground for gamers to hone their skills for more professional level opportunities,” according to the release.