The gaming scene in India has been growing manifold over the past few years. But when we say gaming is flourishing, it is not only confined to playing games anymore. The careers in the gaming arena have gone above and beyond from merely playing the game. Of course, playing games is the primary activity in gaming, however, advancements in technology, changing preferences, strong social media presence and influence has opened doors to other viable options like game developers, designers, influencers and the list goes on.
Gaming and its supporting activities are generating a huge amount of content in the form of streaming, broadcasting, and several other means. There are several such content creators in India, who are creating quality gaming content by creating awareness and educating the masses about gaming. Let’s have a look at five top gaming content creators in India, who are defying the odds and redefining the career choices for millennials and the young population of the country.
Aaditya Sawant, popularly known as ‘Dynamo Gaming’ is one of the most popular and gaming content creators in the country. Dynamo currently has 9.93 million subscribers on YouTube. The content creator-cum-influencer was featured in the official Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) teaser that was released in May. Later, he was the first streamer to stream the newly launched BGMI on his YouTube channel. Dynamo was also ranked sixth among the top 10 YouTube streamers globally, by Stream Hatchet recently.
Mortal is one of the most well-known names in the Indian gaming circuit. Naman Mathur aka ‘Mortal’ currently has 6.81 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. Apart from streaming and content creation, Mathur is also the co-owner of one of the biggest esports teams in India – S8UL. In the list of the top 10 YouTube streamers by Stream Hatchet, Mathur was ranked eighth for generating 193k peak viewers in 2021 Q2. Mortal has also been nominated as the ‘Streamer of the Year’ at the 2021 Esports Awards.
Jonathan Jude Amaral popularly known as ‘Jonathan Gaming’ currently has 3.08 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. Jonathan is known as one of the best PUBG players in India. He has won several titles such as PMCO Fall Split SEA 2019, PUBG Mobile India 2020 among others being a part of TSM-Entity. He also holds several Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards under his belt. Along with Dynamo Gaming, Jonathan was also seen in the official Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) teaser.
Ujjwal Chaurasia aka ‘Ujjwal Gamer’ is one of the most loved gaming content creators out there. Chaurasia runs two YouTube channels- ‘Techno Gamerz’ and ‘Ujjwal’. While Techno Gamerz has 21.4 million subscribers, Ujjwal has 6.55 million subscribers currently. His videos usually garner a large number of views. Ujjwal was ranked fifth among the top 10 global YouTube streamers list by Stream Hatchet.
Ajey Nagar aka ‘CarryMinati’ is one of the most popular names in the country, especially among the youth. Nagar is known for making funny reaction videos on his channel ‘CarryMinati’ which has over 32.5 million subscribers. He also runs a gaming channel by the name ‘CarryisLive’ where he live-streams his games. His gaming channel currently has 10 million subscribers.
While these are just some of the many interesting content creators in the country. These young gamers prove that gaming is not just a pass time anymore and that one can make a living out of it. The content that they generate through gaming not only inspires but also encourages several upcoming youngsters to dream big and work harder towards making a career in gaming.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by manifesting herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in drawing and DIY crafts.
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