The Battle Adda: New State, a PUBG: New State Mobile tournament hosted by the game’s developer Krafton that exclusively featured esports teams from India ended yesterday and yielded Revenant Esports as the winner of the week-long tournament – New State Battle Adda. From the 32 teams that participated, 16 made it to the finals where Revenant bested the others to win the trophy.
Battle Adda: New State – Overview
In the two-day long Final of the tournament, Revenant Esports fought it out with other teams that gave stiff competition before they eventually secured the title of champion. Playing in a way that blended both calculated aggression as well as prioritizing placement points, Revenant put on a consistent string of performances that ultimately gave them the win.
Meanwhile, S8ul, India’s most popular esports team got into a heavy tussle with second-placed Hyderabad Hydras for the runner-up spot but they fell short of their target and ended their run by clinching the final podium spot. OR Esports were another team that looked like they could take home some big results but failed to do so despite the spirited performance of their player Rtihvii.
Team Mavi and GodLike Esports, despite huge expectations from their loyal fanbases, did not display particularly strong gameplay and had to stay content with just being present in the top half of the table, albeit without a podium spot.
Revenant Esports took home the winning prize
The Battle Adda: New State featured a total prizepool of Rs. 1,000,000 or a sum of $12,239. The winners Revenant Esports bagged Rs. 5,00,000 while runners-up Hyderabad Hydras and third-placed S8ul earned Rs. 2,00,000 and Rs. 1,00,000 respectively. The rest of the prizepool was divided among the other teams with the sum decreasing down the order of the table.
Besides the team awards, there were also some titles reserved for those individuals who shone in the tournament and made a mark for themselves and their teams. The much-coveted title of MVP went to OR Esports’ Rithvii which also included a prize of Rs. 1,00,000. Rithvii also got the award for getting the most headshots which got him Rs. 50,000. Despite his best efforts, OR Esports as a team failed to keep up with their star player and failed to get a favorable result.
On the other hand, OpticGod from S8ul who finished third, got the award for being the best IGL of the tournament, which is justified by the way he led his team through thick and thin and kept his composure even when the going got tough.
Ever since the restrictions imposed by the Indian government on PUBG Mobile, Tencent, and subsequently Battlegrounds Mobile India or BGMI as well, New State Mobile emerged as the leading mobile esports ecosystem of the country with many PUBG Mobile players and teams shifting to the new game. The success of the Battle Adda: New State might just be a step in the right direction for the sustainability of the game’s success in India.
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