With the increasing fan following of esports, esports companies in India are making a considerable investment in the gaming industry as esports has now entered into a medal-winning the league at international tournaments. Like other traditional sports such as athletics and football, the players of the gaming sector are being coached and paid salaries.
Many companies are starting a new division in their existing companies such as to develop games, train teams, organizing esports tournaments.
Millions of people will view Esports at Asian Games 2022 as esports has been recognized as a medal-winning event. In India, e-sports is growing popular slowly, and it is expected that the audience will become five times with the upcoming Asian Games in 2022.
A list of esports companies in India that are working to popularise esports either by organising esports tournaments or by creating awareness through their news portal.
Founder: Nitish Mittersain
Headquartered in Mumbai, Nazara technology is one of the largest esports company in India which actively involved in the distribution of top games like World Cricket Championship, Chotta Bheem Race, Motu Patlu game.
One of the largest gaming solution company in India, Nazara has curated the gaming experience by emerging into the market of India, Africa, Middle East, South East Asia and Latin America. It has invested in other companies like Nodwin Gaming, Next wave Multimedia.
Founder/CEO: Rajan Navani
They have an expertise in developing games. Customers get a unique experience through their games like Sachin Saga Cricket Champions. The user play as Sachin Tendulkar which allows him/her to relive some of the classic moments of cricket history. Other famous games include Sachin Saga VR and Sachin Saga Go.
100MB is a joint venture between Jetsynthesys and STR 10 sports which lets the players come closer to Sachin Tendulkar. The 100MB app allows users to engage with news related to cricket and Sachin which are verified by Sachin himself.
There are many other game development companies such as Octro which developed the famous Indian Rummy casino and Teen Patti allowing friends to play with each other online with money. PlaySimple, 99Games, Lakshya Digital are all relatively famous game developing companies in India hitting the global audience.
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Founder: Akshat Rathee
They have a talented team who are working hard to popularise esports throughout India. They also produce online content for gaming, gaming show, live content from the pop culture of India. Their business verticals include:
- ESL: Nodwin with the partnership with ESL organises esports tournament in India to develop the gaming platform in this country.
- Cosplay Genie: With the increasing popularity of Pop culture in India, Nodwin Group wants to provide tutorials to the candidates who wish to take part in pop culture such as Comic-Con. Through this vertical, the candidates can create their cosplays by using the information provided by this group.
- Beyond the Game: A game merchandise store for those who love to collect T-shirts, goodies, posters of their fictional superheroes. The legitimacy of the goods sold by them is ensured.
- Esports 360: A news portal for interested gamers where they provide both local and international news. You can check out their official facebook page here where they air their exclusive news every alternate day in the week.
Founder: Abhay Sharma and Ashwin Haryani
The company started as an e-commerce marketplace for games, but recently they became an esports event organiser.
A company actively involved in conducting sports tournament in India through offline and online portals. They are striving to create a gaming community which can compete against each other and sharpens their skills for upcoming tournaments.
Founder/CEO: Purvish Kothari
NGS has organised a successful LAN tournament in the year 2014 across multiple titles. They hold various online gaming tournaments in different cities of India. They also sponsor teams taking part in International tournaments, and one such group was “Team Overcome” for CSGO which represented India in Paris 2016 esports tournament.
NGS provides one-stop gaming solution to their users with an experience like no other along with best rewards thus having a massive loyal user base.
Founder: Ankit Panth
Team Brutality aims to be the best performing team of Asia and is registered with racing game squads such as Need for speed, Forza Motor Sports, etc. Team Brutality is a leading team in CSGO community.
Dell has come forward to power with Team Brutality by offering powerful gaming systems like Alienware, Gaming notebooks and Gaming monitors which will give the gaming team a unique experience.
CEO: Shravanth Reddy
LXG India is one of the best gaming lounge in India to gamers. LXG India also sponsors the team for representing India at international championships.
LXG has high-end PC’s, latest graphics cards and latest processors to support the performance of the gamer. All their PC’s are well equipped with a liquid cooling system. They also have PS4 section and a cafeteria for players to snack where they can also watch esports tournament on a big screen.
CEO: Sudhanshu Vats
Has a new division for esports to engage the audience for TV and other live events in e-sports. They are hiring staffs for different departments such as sales, marketing, an operation to produce engaging content for the readers on Viacom 18’s digital platform.
They made the first attempt via their business vertical, Voot, which streamed Dreamhack 2018 Mumbai event which allowed them to upscale their new division in gaming and esports
Director: Lokesh Suji
A non-profit organisation which aims at promoting, educating, managing, developing, facilitating all the areas related to esports. It is the sole in charge of the matters about esports in India. EFSI actively takes part in developing the infrastructure for the gaming sector and provides skill development, computer education, character building and provide financial help to those interested in the gaming sector.
It selects and controls the Indian team to Asian games, Olympics, Common Wealth and other such esports international tournament with collaboration with Indian Olympic Association.
Many foreign investors are looking forward to investing in the gaming industry in India. There is a considerable potential to build a world-class infrastructure due to a large number of youths and a massive number of internet users.