The boom of esports in India has made way for many companies to set up their base in the country. Hardcore Indian gamers who are looking to become professional esports athletes now have the opportunity to do so. With esports being included in Asian Games 2022 and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) recognizing it as an official sport, the prospects are endless. Esports organizations and companies are now taking advantage of this golden opportunity and promoting esports even more. So, let’s take a look at the top organizations that are doing just that.
The Esports Federation of India (ESFI) are at the forefront of the Indian esports scene. The non-profit organization is headed by Lokesh Suji. The organization is involved in educating and promoting people about esports. It also trains and selects the teams that will be representing the country in international tournaments, the Asian Games, Common Wealth Games, etc.
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Founded by Nitish Mittersain, Nazara Technologies is one of the biggest esports organizations in the country. They are responsible for distributing games like the World Cricket Championship, Carrom Clash, etc. Besides India, they have also established their presence in markets like Africa, South East Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. The brand owns NODWIN Gaming and the popular esports media platform, Sportskeeda.
Well-known among esports enthusiasts, the NODWIN Group actively promotes esports in the country with an aim to increase its popularity. They have also organized esports tournaments through their partnership with ESL. They even own Esports 360, which provides all the latest gaming news, international and regional.
Paytm First Games is a gaming platform that hosts a variety of esports tournaments for its users throughout the year. League of Legends, Clash Royale, Call of Duty: Mobile, World of Warship are just some of the games included in their esports tournaments. By hosting more esports tournaments, Paytm First Games aims to promote gaming in the country.
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Although a recent entry into the esports scene, Jio Games is giving their best when it comes to giving esports enthusiasts what they want. Its partnership with Qualcomm and the slew of esports tournaments hosted by them are proof of their dedication to building the esports community in India. The tournaments are hosted on popular games like Free Fire and Call of Duty.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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