Microgravity Ventures has announced its much anticipated Microgravity Gaming League (MGL FIFA 21). The company is hosting this esports tournament on 8 May and 9 May 2021, in partnership with Battlefy and HP. The format will be selection-based on the FIFA 21 platform accessed through PlayStation 4. The target audience will be 16 plus professionals, enthusiasts and casual gamers who are looking to enjoy this competitive format. People can register themselves on the Microgravity website with their PSN IDs.
This tournament is one of the biggest FIFA 21 competitions to be carried out in a two-day timeframe. The tournament is divided into three phases – the Qualifier Phase, Battle Phase and the Zero Hour Phase. In the Qualifier Phase, candidates will be shortlisted on a first come first serve basis after completing the registration process on the Microgravity website. The top 1024 selected participants will then compete against each other. The Battle Phase consists of 6 rounds where qualified participants will battle against each other. The rounds will be held in a single-elimination format where the top 16 participants will then be moved to the Zero Hour Phase where they will battle against each other to win the tournament. The matches of the Zero Hour Phase will be broadcast on Microgravity’s YouTube channel. Microgravity is also hunting for the top women gamers that will be known as #GamerGoddesses. This is a significant focus area for the tournament. Along with the prizes for the top Gamer Goddesses, there are prizes for the Best Goal and Top Scorer categories which will be identified through the Zero Hour Phase. The top two participants of the tournament will battle against each other to win the Microgravity Gaming League – FIFA 21 Championship.
Speaking about the announcement, Microgravity co-founder and MD Rahul Bhattacharya said, “We are excited to have partnered with the best in the industry. At Microgravity, we are working to offer the best gaming experiences. We strongly believe that in the world of gaming, there are no biases and this MGL FIFA 21 tournament is a testament to this value. We have a vision to see the Indian gaming industry scale new heights in terms of impact. We are also looking to promote participation from women gamers. In India, the last one year has seen a massive increase in the online gaming community of which 18per cent are women. Women gamers now make upto 40 to 45 per cent of the Asian gaming population. This contribution and the level of engagement from women gamers provides further impetus to the global gaming industry. We aim to support and promote women gamers in India who are exceptional.”
Top gamers from the tournament will be given prizes based on their performance and scores. The top three players will get a chance to win HP Zbook 14U G6 Laptop, HP 24F IPS Monitor and Microgravity vouchers worth Rs 10,000. In addition to this, the Top Scorer and the Best Goal will get Microgravity Vouchers worth Rs5,000 each. The top woman gamer will be selected based on their performance and will be rewarded with an HP Reverb VR headset.
In 2020, Microgravity successfully organized two online gaming tournaments which gained significant traction amongst 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 was organised in December 2020 and reported over eight lakh impressions.