Microgravity Ventures Private Limited, a world-class gaming hub and e-sports host in India, organized the Microgravity Gaming League FIFA Championship (MGL FIFA 21) this weekend. The tournament was in partnership with Battlefy and HP for gamers above 16 years of age. The tournament drew significant engagement from FIFA wizards with 3,000 registrations and 4 million impressions from across the country. These participants were professionals, enthusiasts and casual gamers who competed against each other.
The tournament took place in three phases across 2 days – the Qualifier Phase, the Battle Phase and the Zero Hour Phase. In the Qualifier Phase, candidates got shortlisted through the registration process on Microgravity’s website. The top participants then competed against each other and entered the Battle phase. The Battle Phase had 6 rounds where qualified participants played in a single-elimination format. On day 2, the top 16 participants then battled against each other to be crowned the Microgravity Gaming League – FIFA 21 Champion. These matches also witnessed some exceptional women gamers that were named #GamerGoddesses.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rahul Bhattacharya, Co-Founder and MD, Microgravity said, “It gives us immense pleasure to announce the winner of MGL FIFA 21 Championship – Saransh Jain (saranshjain7). When a gamer sets up a goal and pushes through all challenges, that is when they become real winners. It was astounding to see people compete with great zeal and at an extremely high level of skill. The tournament saw cut-throat competition and some superb gameplay, which was a treat to watch. India has some extraordinary talent and we are looking to continue hosting many more such tournaments.”
The final rounds on the 9th of May to decide the winners of the championship, saw many closely fought humdingers. After 15 intense matches, the top players took home exciting prizes. The second runner up – Vignesh B (Vicky_1227) won Microgravity vouchers worth INR 10,000. The first runner up Navin (Navinh29) received an HP 24F IPS Monitor. The winner of the tournament Saransh Jain (saranshjain7) secured an HP Zbook 14U G6 Laptop with his scintillating performance. The Top Scorer and the Best Goal winners also got Microgravity Vouchers worth INR 5,000 each. Moksha Sharma who won the title of top woman gamer, was declared the MGL Gamer Goddess based on her tactical and gaming skills, was rewarded with a HP Reverb VR headset.
On winning the MGL FIFA 21 Championship, Saransh Jain added- “It feels insane. I was really excited when I heard about this tournament. To go on and be able to win it is a great feeling. It’s my first major tournament win this season. Thank you again to Microgravity for organising this and I hope to see more such tournaments in the future.”
In 2020, Microgravity organized two online gaming tournaments that gained significant traction among digital gamers. These tournaments were the MGL Free Fire tournament and the MGL Call of Duty: Mobile tournament. The former was held during the month of August and September 2020 with over 2.2 million impressions and over 20 thousand participants. Similarly, the latter happened in December 2020 and reported over 8 lakh impressions.