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20 Jan 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: This youngster is now India's top PUBG gamer

PUBG tips from one of India's top gamers

PUBG Mobile is one of the most tactically intense Battle Royale games. It enjoys immense popularity among the Indian gaming community.

We had recently reported on the top Indian PUBG Mobile players.

Now, we have followed up with an exclusive interview of Animesh Agarwal or 8bit-Thuglife, a Battle Royale maestro.

Read what the expert said on PUBG Mobile tips and eSports in India.

In context

PUBG tips from one of India's top gamers

Background

Introduced to PUBG Mobile by friends, he was naturally good

23-year-old Animesh told us, he was introduced to PUBG Mobile by his friends when the game started gaining popularity in India.

Prior to the Battle Royale, Animesh was a regular Clash Royale player, having played it for two and a half years.

However, he soon grew addicted to PUBG Mobile.

Animesh has been playing PUBG Mobile for nearly 8 months and is a pro.

History

8bit grew from 'Clash Royale' clan to PUBG Mobile pros

During his Clash Royale gaming days, Animesh set up the 8bit clan.

It has now become a 12 member sponsored clan, consisting of competitive PUBG Mobile gamers and streamers.

Noting that his clan is the only legally registered team in India for mobile gaming, Animesh went on to declare that he co-owns part of SOUL clan, while SOUL gamer MORTAL has stakes in 8bit.

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eSports

Pro gamer feels eSports in India is improving

Animesh is so invested in the 8bit clan because he feels that eSports is becoming popular in India.

More money is being allocated for PUBG Mobile tournaments, as streamers like Shroud are becoming celebrity figures within Indian gamer circuits.

He is also thankful to Tencent for setting up offices in India and media houses that are making PUBG Mobile popular among the people.

Future plans

Dedication makes 8bit-Thuglife a pro, eventually plans to become streamer

Animesh or Thuglife has reached a degree of expertise through dedicated 12 hours of gameplay every day with other pros, in squad mode.

However, his plan is to eventually retire from professional gaming and become a full-time streamer while maintaining the 8bit platform for promising gamers.

He already has a YouTube channel and tries to balance his streams between intense gameplay and humorous commentary.

Tips

PUBG Mobile tips from the pro himself

We couldn't let the pro gamer go without giving us some PUBG tips first.

Animesh reveals his favorite weapon combination is the M416 assault rifle for mid and long range and the AKM for mid and short range.

His advice to budding gamers is to keep playing and be dedicated. He also wants them to follow more streamers to see and learn PUBG tips.

All rounder

A pro gamer and an aspiring chartered accountant

Animesh is an all-rounder. Apart from his professional gaming career, he is pursuing both CFA and FRM, which are notoriously difficult.

However, he has perfected the art of balancing his academics and gaming dreams.

Nonetheless, he is focused and has kept academics as a backup. He was clear about how we must plan things out, so we can safely pursue our dreams.

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Most asked questions

What is the best sniper and smg in PUNG?

How many maps are there in PUBG?

How to permanently change your in-game name?

Where can we find the best loot in Erangel map?

Which is the best sniper rifle in PUBG?

I can easily control AKM recoil, at even long range, so is it the best gun for me? Or shall I go for m416?

What's your best strategy to survive after dropping into places similar to pochinki/bootcamp?

Where we should land in Erangel map to get survive and get the good weapons?

Mk14 otherwise known as mark14 is considered the best all-rounder in PUBG pc. What about it on mobile? Or is it even available on mobile?

Which place is better for loot in PUBG?

How to become a pro in PUBG emulator?

When will the zombie mode and PUBG mobile lite launch in India?

What is the best gun for PUBG?

Which is the new map on PUBG Mobile?

Which is the new assault rifle in PUBG Mobile?

Is PUBG Mobile free?

More questions

What is the best sniper and smg in PUNG?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by Minecraft Kingfighter

Answered by NewsBytes

The best sniper is AWM, only available in air drops. So opt for M24 which spawns naturally in-game. The best SMG would be UMP9 for more bullets and stability. I feel you are new to PUBG so I would suggest DMR (Mini14, SKS,SLR)-SMG combo or assault rifle-SMG combo. Easy way to get air drops is to camp nearby, kill approaching opponents, and then loot.

How many maps are there in PUBG?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by Aryan Kankekar

Answered by NewsBytes

4 - Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok and Vikendi.

How to permanently change your in-game name?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by Thor Odinson

Answered by NewsBytes

You need to have a name changing card, which will show up in your inventory and can be used to permanently change your name.

Where can we find the best loot in Erangel map?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by Dipti Rani Das

Answered by NewsBytes

You can find best loot in Erangel map at Pochinki, School, Georgopol, Sosnovka Military Base.

Which is the best sniper rifle in PUBG?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by daksh khera

Answered by NewsBytes

AWM is the best sniper in PUBG but it is only available in airdrops.

I can easily control AKM recoil, at even long range, so is it the best gun for me? Or shall I go for m416?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by Ruhel Shaikh

Answered by NewsBytes

If you can easily control the recoil then I salute you. No there is nothing else that sets M416 apart. I mean the AK uses 7.62 rounds making it deadlier than the M416's 5.56, so go ballistic with AK my fellow gamer!

What's your best strategy to survive after dropping into places similar to pochinki/bootcamp?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by mac

Answered by NewsBytes

My best strategy is to loot quickly, kill anyone I spot, but actively avoid engagements if others are fighting nearby. I also try to get to rooftops to get a height advantage to take out approaching players.

Where we should land in Erangel map to get survive and get the good weapons?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by Sandeep Bomma

Answered by NewsBytes

Most areas with very good loot will also have high action. But maybe try places like Mylta Power, Lipovka for decent loot and lesser action.

Mk14 otherwise known as mark14 is considered the best all-rounder in PUBG pc. What about it on mobile? Or is it even available on mobile?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by Blackpink is lyf

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, Mk14 is available on mobile but only in airdrops.

Which place is better for loot in PUBG?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by Aman Rana

Answered by NewsBytes

Depends on which map you're landing in. Try to go to the big cities, if you want good loot.

How to become a pro in PUBG emulator?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by Terminator Yt

Answered by NewsBytes

Practice obviously. But for immediate improvements, I suggest a good internet connection and a smooth keyboard and mouse.

When will the zombie mode and PUBG mobile lite launch in India?

Asked on 21-01-2019 by Technic Techno

Answered by NewsBytes

Zombie Mode can be expected with season 5 of PUBG Mobile which started a few days back. PUBG Mobile lite has no official announcements about the India release yet.

What is the best gun for PUBG?

Asked on 20-01-2019 by Ajay Khan

Answered by NewsBytes

M416 is the best all-rounder gun in PUBG, but it varies based on individual style.

Which is the new map on PUBG Mobile?

Asked on 20-01-2019 by Navya Mistry

Answered by NewsBytes

Vikendi snow map is the latest map in PUBG Mobile.

Which is the new assault rifle in PUBG Mobile?

Asked on 20-01-2019 by Anika Singh

Answered by NewsBytes

The MK47 Mutant is the latest assault rifle in PUBG Mobile.

Is PUBG Mobile free?

Asked on 20-01-2019 by Anika Mukopadhyay

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes PUBG Mobile is free but there are in-game purchases.

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