As Battlegrounds Mobile India’s comeback in the country looms uncertain, Indian esports organizations have begun considering alternative plans for their BGMI rosters. While some organizations are planning to shift their rosters to New State Mobile which has a similar battle royale theme, other organizations have expressed their wish to play PUBG Mobile and plan to continue playing the title by shifting their operations outside India. One such organization is Godlike Esports, whose owner Chetan “Kronten” Chandgude just revealed that he plans to shift the organization outside India if BGMI remains blocked in the country.
Godlike Esports will shift to Dubai if BGMI doesn’t get unblocked
In a recent Instagram livestream, Kronten revealed that the future of Godlike Esports may lay across shores. He said that if BGMI remains blocked in India, the organization may shift to Dubai to play PUBG Mobile with its current BGMI lineup. Godlike Esports is one of the most successful BGMI lineups in India, which consists of All-Star players including Jonathan, ZGod, Clutchgod, Shadow, Neyoo, and Gill. Most of the players from the current Godlike lineup have already proven their mettle on international stages when they used to play under the TSM-Entity organization in 2020.
Kronten also shared his views on Team Soul’s performance in PMWI, he said that Omega has been brilliant in his rotations and zone captures but the team lacked in gun power, however, the team has shown a good fightback in the last two matches of Day 2.
Soon after BGMI got blocked in India, Godlike Esports announced its partnership with Stalwart Esports to expand itself internationally. Stalwart Esports has its PUBG Mobile lineup from the Mongolian region which will play under a new name Godlike Stalwarts after the PUBG Mobile World Invitational tournament.
Since Indian teams are lagging far behind the global competition due to the game’s ban, the decision to shift to Dubai can be beneficial for Godlike Esports. It would help them regularly scrim against their competitors and give the players an opportunity to play without fear of a ban.
Unfortunately, Godlike Esports is one of the few Indian lineups that have the financial backing and stability to shift their residence in order to continue playing the game. Many other smaller organizations may need to shut down their BGMI operations permanently if the game remains to be blocked.