Jio, Qualcomm introduces JioGames platform; Call of Duty Mobile Aces to be first featured tournament

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Reliance Industries’ digital company Jio and chip maker company Qualcomm have joined hands to launch of JioGames Esports platform. The popular online shooting game Call of Duty Mobile Aces is going to be the first game to be featured on the JioGames platform.

Call of Duty game, published by US-based Activision Publishing, is a competitor of PUBG that is banned in India.

Qualcomm India president and vice president Rajen Vagadia said, “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.”

“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,” he added.

Jio and Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Asia Pacific Pte (QCTAP) have started registration for the first e-contest of ‘Call of Duty’ in India with a prize pool of Rs 25 lakh.

The tournament “Call of Duty Mobile Aces Esports Challenge” will be open for both Jio and non-Jio users, according to the joint statement.

Qualcomm India president and vice president Rajen Vagadia said mobile gaming is one of the fastest growing segments in India and almost 90 per cent of the gamers in India are using their mobile as their primary device for gaming.

“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,” Vagadia said.

Both solo players and teams can participate in the tournament. Registrations for the JioGames Call of Duty Mobile Aces tournament have already started on April 1, 2021 and is scheduled to stay open till April 11 and 5v5 team plays will close on April 30 and there will be no registration and participation fee for the tournament.

“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,” the statement said.

“The 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 companies’ ultimate goal is to create more opportunities for gamers, enable deeper collaboration and quality content within the gaming community through the live streams, 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,” Jio added in the statement.

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