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Upthrust Esports India Rising Series 2022




Leading Indian Esports organization and media broadcasting company, Upthrust Esports has come out with yet another new and exciting IP.  Dubbed the Wingslifestyle-Upthrust Esports India Rising Series 2022, the tournament features the popular titles: Battlegrounds Mobile India and Pokemon Unite. The BGMI event features a massive prize pool of INR 15,00,000 while the Pokemon Unite tournament boasts a total prize pool of 50,000 INR. Popular earbuds brand, Wings Lifestyle is the title sponsor for the event while LOCO has joined in as the streaming partner. 

Kartik Sabherwal the Founder & Managing Director of Upthrust Esports commented on the tournament stating, “The Indian esports industry is one of the fastest-growing esports industries in the country. The participation of the players in competitions and winning positions at the global level has raised the interest of the audience more into esports. The inclusion of esports in the Asian Games is also helping change the negative perception of mobile gaming. Parents and society are now realizing that esports can be a rewarding career option. These factors have resulted in a significant rush in esports players in India & with events like Wingslifestyle – Upthrust Esports India Rising, esports players will have all the opportunity to become a part of the next big thing.”

Vijay Venkateswaran, the Marketing Head of Wings Lifestyle stated, “With the Wings and Upthrust alliance, we are a step closer to realizing the core potential of Indian esports as a mainstream sport and a career. Sharing this vision with Upthrust, our products are designed to cater to the core needs of the Indian gamer. From low latency,top-of-the-line gaming aesthetics, and seamless hardware, we make it affordable to pair up the masses with the most epic lag-free mobile gaming experience. “

Format and Schedule:

  • Battlegrounds Mobile India:

Quarter-Finals (March 6-8, 2022): The quarters will feature a total of 27 teams (12 Qualified + 15 Invited) who will battle for 3 days for spots in the qualifiers.

Semi-Finals (March 9-15, 2022): The semi-finals will feature a total of 24 teams (14 Invited + 10 qualified from the quarter-finals) who will battle for 16 spots in the Grand Finals.

Grand Finals (March 16-24, 2022): The Grand Finals will host 16 teams who will fight over a period of 7 days to determine the winner.

  • Pokemon Unite: 

The Pokemon Unite tournament will start on March 25 and will be open to all teams.

Quarter-Finals Invited Teams:


01) Old hood Esports

02) Tactical eSports

03) Rivalry Esports


04) R Esports

05) Team Insane

06) Celsius Esports


07) Marcos Gaming

08) Orgless 5

09) Global Esports


10) Team Brawlers

11) Revenge Esports

12) Team Forever


13) Team Entity

14) Team Celtz

15) Blind Esports 


Semi-Finals Invited Teams:

01) Skylightz Gaming

02) TSM


03) Team XO

04) Godlike Esports

05) 7Sea Esports


06) Hyderabad Hydras

07) OR Esports

08) Revenant Esports


09) Team Soul

10) Enigma Gaming

11) Orangutan Gaming


12) Team 8bit

13) Team XSpark

14) Chemin Esports


Prize Pool Distribution

  • Battlegrounds Mobile India:
PlacementPrize Money
WinnerINR 8,00,000
2nd PlaceINR 3,00,000
3rd PlaceINR 1,50,000 
4th PlaceINR 50,000
5th PlaceINR 25,000
6th PlaceINR 25,000

Additional awards worth INR 1,50,000 

                            Top Fragger                      INR 1,00,000
                      Team with most finishes                      INR 50,000
  • Pokemon Unite:
PlacementPrize Money
WinnerINR 25,000
2nd PlaceINR 15,000
3rd PlaceINR 5,000 
4th PlaceINR 4,000

Where and When to Watch:

The tournament will be live-streamed every match day from the 6th to the 24th from 1 PM on the official YouTube and Loco channel of Upthrust Esports.

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