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India’s Gaming Industry Is Poised To Take A Leap In Coming Years

India’s Gaming Industry Is Poised To Take A Leap In Coming Years

From Hobby To Career!!!

India’s rapidly growing $1.8 billion gaming market is fueled by mobile-first games.

India’s Gaming Industry Is Poised To Take A Leap In Coming Years

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With around 420 million dynamic gamers and a digitally active audience of 500 million aged between 15-35, the Indian gaming industry has seen massive growth and teen involvement in recent years. Moreover, the industry saw a surge during the global pandemic. India is now poised to become one of the fastest-growing sectors in the global gaming industry. With one of the largest youth populations in the world, India is expected to be one of the leading markets in the gaming industry. Various reports show, after experiencing five years of continuous growth, the global gaming sector is projected to triple by 2025, reaching a staggering $3.9 billion.

India’s rapidly growing $1.8 billion gaming market is fueled by mobile-first games. A report by the Boston Consulting Group and Sequoia on India’s mobile gaming sector shows that more than 300 million Indians play mobile games, and the gaming sector as a whole has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 38 percent in 2019-2020 and 37 percent in the previous fiscal year. Industry leaders have outlined the future trajectory of the gaming business in India. The next phase of online gaming growth in India, driven by the accelerating adoption of 5G, Cloud Gaming, and Portable Gaming devices, among others, was highlighted at the second India Gaming Conference 2022, according to media reports.

With a plethora of new trends emerging in 2022, the gaming industry is set to undergo a metamorphosis. 2023 is a year of technological advancement and innovation in the skill-based gaming sector. Vernacular gaming is also expected to take off, and the industry will move beyond games as leisure or entertainment and become a powerful tool for impactful brand engagement.

The Indian gaming industry is flourishing and reaching new heights with advancements and innovations being introduced every day. A thorough analysis of how the industry is growing in different ways is easily accessible.

Indian Esports And Console Gaming

The Indian esports industry has been recognized by the Government of India as a significant part of multi-sport events, which will be overseen by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. This makes 2023 even more exciting for Indian esports. A recent study projects that the esports industry will grow to $4 billion by March 2027, compared to $1.1 billion in 2022. The rapidly growing young population, widespread smartphone use, and expanding economic spending are some of the factors that have contributed so far and will continue to do so in the future. 

Console gaming has recently become very popular in India. The introduction of cloud gaming platforms has revolutionised the gaming industry and is expected to have a significant impact on the sector as a whole.

A Potential Career Path

The Indian video game industry is thriving, with many gamers choosing it as a career option. Given the current rate of change in the business, the next generation can successfully choose it as a full-fledged career. Industry experts predict that the Indian gaming industry will create 10,000-12,000 direct and indirect jobs in 2023.

Social Impact Of Live Streaming

Live streaming and interactive engagement through social media are key drivers of the growth of mobile gaming. Viewers can directly interact with gamers and teams through dedicated streaming channels, and social media has enabled these connections to flourish. The widespread penetration of smartphones, primarily due to the pandemic, has also increased the number of network operators offering affordable data plans, making mobile gaming more accessible.

Looking at the unprecedented growth of this sunrise industry, the adoption of next-gen technology such as 5G, 360-degree video, augmented and virtual realities (AR and VR), and Web3 will play a critical role in its growth. The recent introduction of 5G in the Indian ecosystem is expected to have a significant impact on the gaming industry in India. It is clear from the statistics that the gaming industry is booming both as a hobby and a lucrative career in modern India and is expected to soar in the future.

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Global Esports CEO Reveals the Highest Spending Esports Organization In India

Global Esports CEO Reveals the Highest Spending Esports Organization In India

Rushindra Sinha spills the beans on Indian Esports organization's spending culture.

The Indian Esports scene have taken an upturn, with many organizations such as Global Esports and S8UL Esports representing internationally. But, which of these top-tier teams spend the most?

 Well, while we don’t know, Global Esports CEO Rushindra Sinha seems to know the big spenders in the Esports industry. As spotted by AFK Gaming, Sinha talked about the spending culture of teams in India in a recent stream.

 

“If you want to know the truth, as of right now I think it is Orangutan Gaming,” said Sinha. Orangutan currently has rosters in games like Free Fire, BGMI, Valorant and Pokemon Unite.

Later on in the stream, Sinha also brought in GodLike to the mix as well. The Indian organization owned by Kronten features rosters for Free Fire, Call of Duty: Mobile, a girls BGMI squad and a stacked men’s BGMI team, which has players like Clutchgod, Ghatak, Jonathan, Neyoo and ZGOD.

When it comes to spending the least, the Global Sports CEO claimed that his organization is very unlikely to open their wallets for something alongside S8UL Esports. Despite having a partnership with Valorant with a squad featuring heavy international talent, Sinha is proud to share that his team will find ways to get things done as cheaply as possible.

Global Esports CEO Reveals the Highest Spending Esports Organization In India

The same goes with S8UL Esports as well, despite having star Indian content creators and players such as Mortal, sc0utOP, Payal Gaming and more.

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Top 10 FreeFire Players In India

top 5 free fire players in india 

Top 10 FreeFire Players In India

1. tsh jash

TSG Jash is a member of the TSG Army, which has presented India on a series of global stages. TSG Army is an Indian squad that has been invited to the Free Fire Asia Invitation 2019. The adolescent is well renowned for his impressive headshot killings, victories, and KD ratios. He also has outstanding ratings in single, duet, and squad game modes. Jash received a heroic tier in season 12 and a perfect score of 3354.

TSG Jash is unquestionably one of the top 10 Free Fire players in the country, and he is a member of the TSG Squad. In regard of people who are unfamiliar, the TSG Squad was one of 2 Indian competitors who competed in the Free Fire Asia competition last year. TSJ Jash is one of the leading 1% of Free Fire players worldwide, with high scores in nearly every play mode. TSG Jash, with his amazing game expertise, takes the top place. Jash is the founder of the well-known gaming club Two-Side Gamers. He is regarded as one of the impeccable and eminent Free Fire player. His abilities and game skills may easily propel him to the top Heroic tier Rated Battles.

Top 10 FreeFire Players In India

2. sudip sarkar

He is also a top Indian Free Fire player. He is one of the greatest performer and player among the Garena Free Fire players in 2021. He even has a Youtube account, Sudip Sarkar, with over 768K followers. His close-range combat abilities are taken to a whole new level, and he excels at them. His gameplay is distinct and distinct from that of any other participant in the group. His skills and expertise make him one of the India’s top Free Fire players. He is most renowned for his kills and headshot accuracy. He finished in the top 22 percent of the globe in Season 12 of Garena Free Fire. He is most renowned for his close-quarters combats.

He played a total of 27,540 free fire squad games. And he earned 8,435 games with a 30.63 percent victory percentage. He has 1222 booyahs in dual gameplay. In the free fire mode, he played 1200 single matches.

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3. raistar

Next gamer on our list of the top ten Free Fire gamers in India is Raistar. It is one of Free Fire’s greatest and most well-known gamers. He Is Also The Best Player In Kerala. His abilities in the gaming were so impressive that many assumed he was using hacks. He is prominent in the Free Fire group/team. Raistar even has his own YouTube channel, which has over 2.28 million followers. He’s earned a name for himself because of his exceptional agility in the gameplay and his incredible abilities.

He is also one of YouTube’s most popular content providers. He is well among Indian public world. Most of his admirers believe he is India’s finest free fire player.

Top 10 FreeFire Players In India

4. jigs

JIGS is without a question one of India’s best free fire gamers. He is deemed as one of the refine free-fire teams in the country. He also belongs to the BOSS guild organization. JIGS is one of India’s best Free Fire players. He has an exceptionally huge kill-to-death percentage. JIGS is ranked among the top 1% of all players in India.

JIGS is the BOSS Guild team’s leader. His Free Fire sats are incredible. His winning percentage is a whopping 41.16 percent. He won almost 4000 bouts. He is India’s best free-fire player.

He has a 28 percent victory percentage in squad games. With this victory rate, he has gained more than 100 months, making him one of the best and top 10 free fire player in India.

Top 10 FreeFire Players In India

5. nayeem alam

Number 2 in the list of top 10 free fire players in India is Nayeem Alam. He is an incredible gamer and a player. Nayeem Alam is one of the best and most skilled and top Free Fire players. And if you look at the number of games he has participated, you’ll be surprised to find that Nayeem has played more than 1000 squad games in virtually every seasons. He is typically spotted in squad mode in Free Fire and has showed little interest in participating in different genre. His YouTube fame has earned him almost 900,000 subscribers.

He is well-known for his rapid spray and fighting instincts. Nayeem Alam began his YouTube adventure in August 2018 and has been producing game-related video for the past two years. His existing subscriber base exceeds 788k. He has participated in a total of 12,648 matches for the squad, winning 2,943 with a victory record of 23%.

Soul eSports BGMI Team

How S8UL, one of India’s leading esports organizations 

S8UL Esports

Soul eSports BGMI Team

S8UL Esports (pronounced S-Eight-U-L) is an Indian professional eSports organization. It fields professional eSports roster in several mobile games. It was formed by partnership of Team SouL and Team 8-Bit.

How S8UL, one of India's leading esports organizations 

Team SouL

Team SouL was formed as a PUBG Mobile team in 2018 to compete in the DreamHack event held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The initial roster of the team included Naman “MortaL” Mathur, Yash “VipeR” Soni, Harpreet “RonaK” Singh and Mohammed Owais Lakhani.

In March 2019, Team SouL won PUBG Mobile India Series and won prize money of $41,806. Afterwards they won PMCO Spring Split 2019’s Indian Championship and earned themselves a spot in the Global Finals.

Team 8-Bit

Team 8-Bit was started by Animesh “Thug” Aggarwal as an Clash Royale clan. Later on in 2018, when PUBG Mobile was globally launched he set up a PUBG Mobile roster to compete in tournaments.

Lokesh “Goldy” Jain, an entrepreneur from a business family in Delhi joined Team 8-Bit in 2019 partnering with Thug.

Partnership

(from left) Goldy, Mortal, Thug

Mortal and Thug met through the game PUBG Mobile and soon developed a good friendship among them. They both realised they had the same vision of having a team of their own.

Team SouL owned by MortaL and Team 8-Bit first exclusively owned by Thug and later co-owned with Goldy, became partners in Indian eSports scenario. Initially this partnership was informal, and was casually called S8UL. Eventually they decided to make the partnership official, and both organisations joined to form S8UL Esports.

How S8UL, one of India's leading esports organizations 

Gaming House

On April 2, 2021 S8UL revealed their gaming house where all of its competitive players and content creators will reside. Its price was revealed to be $1 Million, built around 15,000 square feet. It is located in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Awards and Achievements

PUBG Mobile

Achievements of Team SouL

DatePlacementTournamentPrize
19-5-20202ndSkyesports Grand Slam: PUBGM InvitationalUS$792
10-11-20192ndPUBG Mobile Club Open – Fall Split: South AsiaUS$30,000
15-6-20191stPUBG Mobile Club Open – Spring Split: IndiaUS$60,000
10-3-20191stPUBG Mobile India Series 2019US$42,828

Awards won by Team SouL

DateTournamentPlayerAward
25-6-2020Matrix Invitational Cup Fan Favourite
21-6-2020VLT Major Invitational Tournament Season 2RegaltosTeam MVP
13-5-2019PUBGM Veteran Showdown: Captain’s League Fan Favourite Team
28-7-2019PUBG Mobile Club Open – Spring Split Global FinalsMortalWebsite Fan Favorite
10-3-2019PUBG Mobile India Series 2019 Most Kill By a Squad

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Call of Duty: Mobile

Achievements of Team S8UL

DatePlacementTournamentPrize
14-2-20212ndCall Of Duty: Mobile India Cup – ProUS$6,888
23-1-20212ndESM League – Season 2US$100
18-12-20203rdESPL Amateur ChampionshipUS$136
17-12-20202ndReload 1.0 – MultiplayerUS$679
13-12-20201stGoodGame1’s Weekend WarsUS$542
22-11-20202ndLOCO Battlefield LeagueUS$337
17-11-20203rdEcstasy CupUS$67

Awards won by Team S8UL

DateTournamentPlayerAward
17-12-2020Reload 1.0 – MultiplayerMoonscopeMVP

 

Management

Siddhant “SID” Joshi is the manager of every competitive esports lineups of S8UL .

S8UL and all of its content creators’ are managed by 8bit Creatives, a talent management firm run by Thug and Goldy

Thug Reply On Why Soul/S8ul Is Not A Profit Org?

according to 8bit thug , s8ul is not a profitable org. rather its gives priority and independence to their creators , rosters and players . thug says that they doesnt gave much more salary to their members because pay salary means he/she is like a slave for the organisation. mainly its gives total freedom, and give chance to underdogs and respect each and every players. 

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INDIAN ESPORT VS CHINESE ESPORT

INDIAN ESPORT VS CHINESE ESPORT

Indian Esports: From BGMI To Counter-Strike, DOTA to Free Fire, India’s Online Gaming Content Creators On A Roll

Esports is fast becoming a career option for youngsters in India. And it is now a medal sport in the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

Gone are the days when youngsters were admonished for wasting hours e-gaming before a console, PC or mobile. Today, with increasing smartphone penetration and digitisation across India, the tables have turned and esports has become a much vied-for lucrative profession for both the urban and rural youth. And why not? It is finally putting them on the road to glittering name, fame and money.

Esports is now a medal sports at the Asian Games and has a great future at the Olympics. India won a bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Esports was a demonstration event in Indonesia but in the 2022 Games in Hangzhou, China, esports will have 24 medals up for grabs in eight different games.

Games like FIFA (made by EA SPORTS), an Asian Games version of PUBG Mobile and Arena of Valor, Dota 2, League of Legends, Dream Three Kingdoms 2, HearthStone and Street Fighter V will each offer three medals. These will count towards the final standings in the Games. India, with several experts in this art of sports, will be a serious medal contender.

Esports is a serious career option as well. India is estimated to have about 150,000 players and around 60,000 esports teams. India’s esports industry is set to quadruple in size to Rs 1,100 crore by 2025 from Rs 250 crore at present—clocking a compounded annual growth rate of 46%, according to an EY report.

Major platform owners like MPL, Paytm First Games and Nazara are increasingly turning their attention towards esports as the legalities and regulations are relatively favourable than games that involve stakes and where the luck element is more predominant that skill.

Here are India’s top online gaming content creators that are setting the bar high and aspiring many more youngsters to take up esports professionally:

1. Naman Mathur

Naman is popularly known as ‘SouL Mortal’ in the gaming circuit and is India’s most popular Battleground Mobile India (BGMI) Mobile player known for his tactical acumen.

Naman today owns a YouTube channel ‘Mortal’ but started off playing games like PS1, PS2, Mini Militia, Contra, Mario, Dangerous Dave, GTA San Andreas/Counter-Strike when he was very young. He is the first player from India to be nominated in the ‘Streamer of the Year’ category consecutively at the Esports Awards 2020 and 2021.

YouTube Subscribers: 6.83 Million
Instagram Following: 4.1 Million

Mortal
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2. jonathan amaral

Jonathan Amaral  is india’s best BGMI Mobile Player. He is An Esports Player from India. Jonathan id 20 years old in 2022. people know him because  of his Hacker like Gameplay. Rather Jonathan does not use any hacks. He is one of the top BGMI player is india. He is also known for is aggressive gameplay. 

YouTube Subscribers: 4 Million
Instagram Following: 1.7 Million

3. Animesh Agarwal

Animesh or ‘8Bit_Thug’ as he is popularly called, is a well-known BGMI Mobile player. He is the founder of BGMI team ‘SOUL’ and also owns 8BIT – a gaming lifestyle brand in India. Animesh left a career in Cost Accounting to follow his passion for e-gaming.

He was the first Indian roster to participate in the PUBG Mobile Star Challenge back in 2018. Today, he is a respected name among the gaming community having moved to the other side of the fence to manage influencers and introduce new players into the scene while connecting them to brands.

YouTube Subscribers: 1 million above
Instagram Following: 640k

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INDIAN ESPORT VS CHINESE ESPORT

4. Scout/Tanmay Singh

Tanmay Singh better known as Scout is a BGMI player and content creator with over four million subscribers on YouTube. He started his YouTube channel in 2018.

Scout uploads gameplay videos as well as live streams the game, and he is an esports player participating in multiple prestigious esports tournaments like Battleground Mobile India Series 2021, PUBG Mobile Pro League South Asia, ESL India Premiership 2020 Summer Season among others. In 2019, Scout formed his own PUBG Mobile Team TeamXpark.

YouTube Subscribers: 4.23 Million
Instagram Followers: 3 Million

5. Total Gaming/Ajay

With over 30 million subscribers, Total Gaming posts a series of gaming clips from Garena Free Fire to Minecraft. Most of the channel’s clips are dedicated to Garena Free Fire.

If you enjoy that game, you should definitely check out this channel. Run by Ajay, the channel offers Hindi commentary on games like Call of Duty Mobile, BGMI, and GTA V.

YouTube Subscribers: 30.3 Million
Instagram Following: 3.1 Million

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Esports in China: More than just a hobby

INDIAN ESPORT VS CHINESE ESPORT

Following its economic development, China really put digitalization and new technologies at the core of its ambitions to conquer the world. Thanks to companies that are specialized in new technologies, AI, and VR, China was able to stand out in many new technologies-related industries, such as the esports industry which is one of the most promising ones in China. With the support of local industrial policies and innovations such as the 5G technology, the esports industry will grow faster than ever in the years to come. However, esports in China can not be considered as a simple hobby, it has become a real profession. This article will show you the impact of esports in China, and we will give you some tips and advice on how to conquer the Chinese esports market.

Overview of the esports industry in China

In recent years, China became the world’s largest esports market. While many people would say that esports is just a childish hobby, esports is in fact part of China’s policy in terms of innovations. Since 2003, esports has even been recognized as an official sport by China’s General Administration of Sports. The esports industry is the perfect illustration of China’s capacity to create a unique experience thanks to new technologies and electronic games.

Who are the most popular professional esports players in China?

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As of 2021, Lu Yao, also known as Somnus丶M, was the highest-earning Chinese eSports player. It is estimated that the 25-years-old player earned almost 3 million U.S. dollars during his eSports gaming career. Xu Linsen took second place with 2.9 million U.S. dollars, just before Wang Chunyu and Zhang Yiping. Most of these esports gamers were playing Dota 2, a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game

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The Chinese Government recognises esports as a profession

The Indian Government Recognized Esports Only as a Source of Entertainment in The Past

Esports Insider says: With the increase of public awareness for esports, the development of Chinese esports industry is gradually evolving from regional project to a bigger national project.  Due to the government’s affirmation of the esports profession, 2019 will likely be a year of rapid growth for Chinese esports business and talent.

“With rapid expansion of internet connectivity, including use of smartphones, several sports-related applications have been developed generating interest in e-sports in the country. Department of Sports has, however, not specifically recognized e-sports. Moreover, physical sports and e-sports are two distinct activities. While the former is connected with the spirit of Olympism and promotes physical fitness and wellbeing, the latter is largely a source of entertainment. The government in the Department of Sports has not proposed to recognize and promote e-sports.”

earnings comparisons between chinese esports players vs indian esports players 

chinese players

  • Salaried pro gamers: $4,000 – $5,000/month or $50,000 – $60,000 a year
  • Tournament prize money: $50,000
  • Streaming earnings: $1,500 – $2,000

indian players

When it comes to hard numbers, 8bit Thug claims that a decent mobile esports player could end up earning between INR 40,000 ($546) to INR 75,000 ($1,023) per month, while top-rated Indian esports players earn as much as INR 1,00,000 ($1,364) to INR 1,50,000 ($2,046). He also claims that mid to top tier PC esports players earn between INR 25,000 ($341) and INR 80,000 ($1,091) per month.

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