Jio’s Games, the gaming division of Reliance Jio, has teamed up with developer Supercell to organize a nearly a month’s Clash Royale tournament for India. According to the press release, the event will run from November 28 to December 25, in which the winners will be eligible for the cash prize and the title of ‘India ka Gaming Champion’ (India’s Gaming Champion). The total prize money on offer is Rs. 2.5 lakhs, including final pay-outs and weekly giveaways.
For the format of the game, the contestants will be pitted against each other in 1-on-1 matchups and will need to win their bouts to qualify for the next leg for the finale. The qualifier, which will be open to all, will run from November 28 to December 19, after which the tournament will be appropriate, starting on December 21. The final will be held on December 25 and the semi-finals and finals will be streamed on JioTV.
Registration is free and will be open until December 19. Both Jio and non-Jio users are eligible to participate. The competition starts at midnight (IST) tonight and you can sign-up for the tournament after checking the rules and regulations on the official JioGames website.
For those unaware, Clash Royale is a popular freemium real-time multiplayer strategy game that takes place in the ‘Clash of Clans’ universe and it is free-to-play for casual gamers but offers in-app purchases for added benefits. Available on both iOS and Android, this requires players to build their village using the resources gained from attacking other players. Groups of 50 people may be involved in forming a ‘clan’ who can then fight against rival clans.