The Indian mobile games industry is continuing to grow at a rapid rate even after the PUBG ban. It is one of the top five countries for mobile gaming in the world. A surge in mobile gaming is due to increased access to smartphones and the increase in Internet penetration. Its also cheaper and easy compared to the console or PC.
The most downloaded apps category on the Google Play Store post PUBG ban as per the Sensor Tower data on Oct 1st are from varied publishers. Let’s look at the 5 most downloaded esports games in September.
Garena Free Fire:Booyah – 65million downloads
The game has most benefited from the pubg ban. Most pubg players have shifted to this game, as it runs smoothly on any device and is closer to PUBG in game play compared to call of duty.
The game has one of its biggest tournament in India with a prize pool of 50 lakh rupees this month. The popularity of the game has definitely picked up,
Garena Free Fire has been one of the strongest rivals to PUBG Mobile and has gained many users following the ban. Although it features a similar battle royale experience, this game only has 50 players in the arena. This means that each BR match is fast-paced when compared to PUBG Mobile.
Additionally, Free Fire also has an exciting line-up of characters that players can choose to play as. These characters have unique skills that can be used in combat.
Among US – 2.8 million downloads
is an online multiplayer social deduction game, developed and published by American game studio InnerSloth and released on June 15, 2018. The game takes place in a space-themed setting where players each take on one of two roles, most being Crewmates, and a predetermined number being Impostors.
The goal for the Crewmates is to identify the Impostors, eliminate them, and complete tasks around the map; the Impostors’ goal is to covertly sabotage and kill the Crewmates before they complete all their tasks. Through a plurality vote, players believed to be Impostors may be removed from the game. If all Impostors are eliminated or all tasks are completed, the Crewmates win; if there are an equal number of Impostors and Crewmates, or if a critical sabotage goes unresolved, the Impostors win.
This game has really hit off in 2020, as streamers started playing this game around the globe and in India, Its most fun to play with friends .
Among Us has quickly established itself as one of the preeminent party games on Twitch and YouTube. After an entirely inauspicious launch, Among Us has now racked up over 75,000 reviews on Steam, and is averaging hundreds of thousands concurrent players around the clock
Call of duty mobile – 10 million downloads
The game bas seen an increase due to PUBG ban. is a free-to-play multiplayer first person shooting game. The game is packed with multiple game modes, mainly divided into two sections, multiplayer and 100 player battle royale. The multiplayer has modes.
Call of Duty had the biggest opening of a mobile game ever, and followed that up with legacy elements from the PC/console Call of Duty versions to make it one of the best mobile games of all time. We even found it to be better than PUBG Mobile.
Players can choose to play ranked or non-ranked matches in multiplayer mode. It has two types of in-game currencies: “Credits”, which are earned through playing the game, and “COD Points”, which have to be bought with real world money. It is possible to play the full game without paying, though some exclusive character and weapon skins can only be bought with COD Points.
Lords mobile – 5million downloads
The gameplay mechanic of Lords Mobile is a combination of RPG and RTS in a fantasy world setting. In this world, players battle each other for dominance.
Lords Mobile has more than 280 million players on Android and iOS. And if you have an account for the mobile version, you could also use that to log on the game on Steam. That allows you to continue your adventure just right where you left it on the phone.
In Lords Mobile, you will play as the Lord, building strongholds, completing missions, and winning battles. Your main enemies in this game are other players around the world. Therefore, the war in Lords Mobile will be an uneasy one. In return, it will give you an exciting experience full of satisfaction, especially if you are a gamer who loves conquering challenges.
Clash of clans – 53million downloads
The game has always been popular in Indian, with multiple tournaments form skyesports, nodwin and other big organizers. The game is- Millions of players build villages, raise clans and use them to battle against other clans.A strategy game which requires you to defend your village from other players while upgrading your own clan. Competing online is the main feature of Clash of Clans, however, casual players can invite friends to play in friendly challenges which takes the competitive edge off.Over 44.8 million players gave Clash of Clans an average rating of 4.6 which not only shows India’s appeal, but also a worldwide one.