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Tag: esports

Skyesports Revealed 2022 Roadmap matching almost A Million Dollar (7 crores) Prize Pool and Comeback in Lan Events

Over the last year, Skyesports has set a benchmark in the Indian esports industry. After a record-setting 2021, the esports company has pulled the curtains on the roadmap for the ongoing year. All of its major IPs are set to make a comeback along with a return to LAN events. The prize pools have also been significantly increased. Besides this, Skyesports will also be working with game developers to host several first-party tournaments throughout the year. This association displays the faith of game developers in the company and its influence across India. After expanding to South Asia in 2021, Skyesports will be setting its foot into even more regions this year. This doesn’t mean a reduction in competitions at the grassroots level, as they will continue in the same frequency as ...

Women in Esports India

Women in Esports India:- Once seen to be as novelty limited to masculine and techie men, the esports industry is seeing a steady increase in the number of female participants on both a consumer and creator level. They are no less than their male counterparts, and they are more now than ever making their presence known. Women have become prominent patrons of the esports world, from heading esports companies, teams, and organisations to supporting and influencing the expansion of feminine affiliation with gaming. Women of all ages, places and socioeconomic backgrounds are interested in professional e-gaming. Esports is increasingly attracting women, who are drawn to them for their enthusiasm or as a feasible professional opportunity. A significant number of female professional gamers ha...

The SkyeSports Championship 3.0

The SkyeSports Championship 3.0 was one of the most captivating eSports events for the Indian gaming community in recent times, boasting a prize pool of 55,00,000 INR all the gamers had their hearts set to win the championship This tournament had players competing across five different esports titles with BGMI and Valorant having the highest share of the prize pool. Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars, and Sachin Saga Cricket Champions had an equal distribution in the prize pool. The AMD Ryzen was the Prime sponsor followed by Logitech G and WD_Black as the gaming partner and storage partner respectively. The tournament was live-streamed on SkyEsports’ YouTube channel and Facebook in English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, and Malayalam. The total Livestream amassed total viewership of...

‘Toxicity’, a slow poison for the gaming profession :0

Home to 10% of the total gaming population throughout the globe, India is the most sought-after location for upcoming eSports and streaming destinations. The viewership for almost every game is innumerable when it comes to mobile gaming. The Rise of BGMI previously PUBG mobile, has led to the introduction of mobile gamers to the gaming community which was previously limited to a small number of pc gamers as people did not have access to good peripherals and internet connections. With cheaper internet tariffs and affordable smartphones, mobile games like Free Fire and BGMI became an overnight sensation among children and youth.  In the initial phase, people couldn't make heads or tails of the games. Hence, they started watching YouTube streams, the most prominent figures even today ...

FEAI organized National Summit to structure the Esports Framework of India

India witnessed utmost growth in the field of Esports across developers, talent, and numerous other existing and embryonic stakeholders due to absolute potential and digital widespread in past 5 years. Considering rapid narrative development bringing every stakeholder under a common roof to prepare a detailed future course of actions was a much-needed affair. In boost of the scene, The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs recognized the Federation of Electronic Sports Association India (FEAI) as its central federation for representing Esports in India with retired Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir appointed as its ombudsman along with various State level appointments in the newly recognized federation. Few notable additions in the appointments are Vaibhav Dange (ex PS to Union ...

The Rapid Growth of Esports in India 2021

Rapid Growth of esports in India Growth of esports in India: Online games played competitively in the form of tournaments and leagues are named Esports. Games that are digital or virtual versions of mainstream sports are also included in esports. It has effectively taken over the Indian market as a result of its promotion and campaign on multiple internet streaming platforms. Sports games, multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs), first-person shooter (FPS) games, fighting, card games, and real-time strategy (RTS) are the most popular Esports genres in the country. India has avidly incorporated this esports enthusiasm. Growth of Esports in India Growth has occurred in cycles, influenced mostly by international trends and internet accessibility. Since 2016, there has been a rise i...

Team Spirit Crowned DOTA 2 TI10 Champions

credit valve Team Spirit lived up to their name by an unlikely win over PSG.LGD in the finals of DOTA 2 (The International 10 Championship) in Romania. It was the 10th edition of The International, held in Europe for the first time after 2011. The championship started on 7 October 2021 with 18 teams, where 12 teams qualified from the Dota Pro Circuit and 6 teams qualified through Regional Qualifiers. One team each selected from North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, China, and Southeast Asia. Eighteen teams were divided into two groups of nine teams each where they play in a round-robin format. The finals were held on October 17 at the Arena National in Bucharest (Romania), by Valve Corporation. PSG.LGD were the early favorites to win the championship. Team...

Video Games Being used as a coping mechanism?

Video games are a great way to meet new people online and relieve yourself of stress once in a while. People have used video games as a coping mechanism for depression. You could say it's almost like a double-edged sword. On one hand, video games offer an incredible "break" from the root of your depression It's a distraction, it acts as a red herring to distract you away from your problems for a while. They only make you go further down the rabbit hole and further away from the root of your problems. They act as more of a temporary relief rather than a cure. This dependency on video games results in getting addicted to them. Symptoms for gaming addiction can be noticed such as thinking about gaming all or a lot of the time, Feeling bad when you can’t play, Needing to spend...

Chess Super League 2021 Is Here

The Chess Super League is a grand event that will be a virtual event starting from 11th October and ending season 1 on 17th October. Samay Raina, ChessBase India, and NODWIN Gaming come together to launch the league which will be known as Chess Super League. The league will be consisting of six teams : Six International grandmastersSix Indian grandmastersSix International female playersSix Indian female playersSix India juniorsSix Indian junior girls The league stage will be played in a Round Robin format and the top 4 teams from the league stage will qualify for the playoffs. The matches will be played with a time control of 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move. On 16th October, the teams who maintain their position in the top 2 will play qualifier 1, and the teams end...

NODWIN partners with PVR Cinemas for NODWIN PVR CUP

PVR partners with esports company NODWIN Gaming to bring esports on big screens by launching India's first in-cinema esports live tournament PVR NODWIN CUP. PVR currently has a chain consisting of 849 screens in 72 cities of India and Sri Lanka. The first day of the championship was held on October 7 at PVR Ambience at Gurugram. Viewers across the country will be able to participate in the online esports cups and in-cinema tournaments with separate prize pools for each city. Both PVR and NODWIN intend to include more cities and games from different categories going forward. Apart from PVR Cinemas, the matches will also be streamed on NODWIN's social media handles and PVR's website and mobile app. The tournament will be organized in Indore on October 14th and Hyderabad on Octo...