Esports platform Challengermode has launched a mobile application designed to complement its services for players, tournament organisers and game developers.
According to the company, the app aims to enhance the accessibility of esports. Esports Insider spoke with Challengermode CEO and Co-Founder Robel Efrem about the new project.
According to the CEO, the app’s purpose is to be a hub for aspiring esports players. It aims to connect PC and console esports communities, whilst also linking casual players with entry-level organised esports.
“Making esports as easy to engage with as possible is a core part of our mission. The ease with which you can compete through our mobile app is a massive step towards making that a reality,“ said Efrem.
Challengermode provides infrastructure for independent esports circuits around the world. It currently supports over 80 titles on its platform, including competitive gaming pillars like League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, as well as mobile titles such as Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
When asked if the app is related to bigger plans by the company for mobile esports, Efrem commented: “There is definitely more we want to do when it comes to mobile, both in terms of working with esports organisers to establish more tournaments, leagues and events around the games already on Challengermode, and in working more closely with developers to help their games engage a broader share of their player base through competitive gaming.”
He continued: “There are over 3.1 billion gamers worldwide – many of them playing exclusively on mobile. The future growth of the esports industry is dependant on engaging with this largely untapped demographic.“
CHallngermode has confirmed that the app is available on App Store, Google Play Store, and Windows. To conclude the interview, Efrem issued a promise: “Challengermode has been working for the better part of a decade to make esports truly accessible, and the launch of our mobile app is a big step towards making that a reality.
“It’s going to open up a lot of opportunities both for players, organisers and developers by bringing mobile and console gaming in particular into the broader esports ecosystem. The best, however, is yet to come.”