Indian esports organisation GodLike Esports has announced a collaboration with fellow Indian esports organisation Stalwart Esports.
As a result of the deal, the two parties will join forces to field a roster for the PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI) taking place from August 11th-13, 2022. Despite being an Indian organisation, Stalwart Esports remained in the PUBG Mobile scene, with its roster qualifying to PMWI through the PUBG Mobile Pro League – South Asia Championship.
The roster, now known as Stalwart GodLike, is one of 18 teams competing at PMWI taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The event features a $2m (~£1.64m) prize pool and is organised by Saudi Esports Federation (SEF) — run esports festival Gamers8.
Founded in 2020, Stalwart Esports has fielded rosters across a number of mobile titles including PUBG Mobile, Free Fire and Clash Royale. In addition, GodLike also has rosters in Battlegrounds Mobile India and Call of Duty Mobile, where the organisation recently won the Call of Duty Mobile India Challenge.
The formation of Stalwart GodLike follows the removal of BGMI from the PlayStore and Appstore in India. Game developer KRAFTON is attempting to clarify the reasoning behind the removal.
It has been announced that the collaboration is solely for PUBG Mobile, with both organisations continuing to field rosters in other titles under their own entities.
In 2021, Stalwart Esports became the first organisation to shift its balance sheet from cash to cryptocurrency resulting in it paying staff and players using crypto and blockchain technology.
In a TalkEsport article, Towqeer Gilkar, Co-founder of Stalwart Esports, spoke on the collaboration: “With this partnership, we not only want to amalgamate the two powerhouses in Asian esports but also to maximize the chances of bringing the cup home.”