Indian esports organisation Global Esports has announced a partnership with smart wearable and audio brand NUMBER for the second BGMI Masters Series 2023 (BGMS).
NUMBER will become the official title sponsor for Global Esports, with NUMBER’s logo featured on the team’s kits for the new season. No details about future plans were shared.
Global Esports is a prominent esports organisation in India, fielding teams in several games such as Battlegrounds Mobile: India (BGMI), VALORANT, CS:GO, PUBG: Battlegrounds, and others.
The Global Esports BGMI team competes in the BGMS, a tournament that sees 24 Indian teams compete for a $250,000 (~£197,000) prize pool. The tournament is organised by the Indian company NODWIN Gaming and will take place throughout August.
Global Esports is the current champion of the BGMS, having won the inaugural season last year ahead of well-known Indian organisations GodLike Esports and Orangutan.
NUMBER is an Indian brand of smartwatches and wireless earbuds founded in 2019. The company recently launched its Number Super Buds Pro lineup of gaming-focused true wireless earbuds to mark the return of BGMI to India. The partnership with Global Esports is the first foray into esports for the wearable and audio brand.
Interestingly, Global Esports noted that the partnership will be focused on the upcoming tournament and did not share any more details about if it will continue afterwards. This could make the partnership a short one since the second season of the BGMS will end on August 27th, 2023.
Jigar Mehta, CEO & Founder, NUMBER commented on the release: “At NUMBER, our objective is to provide gamers with the best-in-class gaming audio accessories so that they may start their journey in esports with the right equipment.
“Esports is a strongly growing community in India and we strive to support this growth with our new and first-of-its-kind partnership with Global Esports. We are thrilled to partner with a leading organisation such as Global Esports who are also the winners of BGMS 2022.”