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Nazara Technologies raises Rs 315 cr for strategic acquisitions, growth initiatives

The company will issue 1,429,266 equity shares of face value of Rs. 4/- each at a price of Rs. 2,206/- per equity share (including a premium of Rs.2,202/- per equity share). These shares will be locked in for a period of 1 year from the date of issue.

Team Alpha, Rohit Jain to represent India at World Esports League

Following spectacular performances in the national qualifiers, Team Alpha and Rohit Jain have sealed their places for the upcoming global finals of the World Esports League 2021 scheduled from December 16 to 19 at the Gwangju Esports Arena in Korea.

Sports management agency Cornerstone Sport ventures into Esports

In a world that has largely gone virtual, it’s no surprise that sports aficionados have a newfound zest for Esports. Cornerstone Sport, an India-based sports marketing and talent management agencies, is foraying into the Esports industry through its new vertical - Cornerstone Esports.

Esports is a real sport; must not be muddled up with iGaming, fantasy, or other gaming categories: Ultimate Battle’s Tarun Gupta

When you think of sports, count the things that quickly come into your mind?  It surely would be fierce competition, physical activity, fans, practice, and adrenaline rush, etc. Moreover, we think of an Esports player sitting at a desk and staring at a screen all the time. Though Esports may not involve the same level of physical activities as compared to sports like football, athletes do need enough physical stamina, motor skills, and reflex to control gaming devices and compete well with the gameplay. 

Qlan: India’s gamers’ social networking App to onboard gamers for October beta launch

In an effort to facilitate and aggregate social networking among the ever-expanding community of Indian and global gamers, gaming professionals, content creators and gaming organizations as well as for the brands which are looking to invest in gaming, Qlan’s public beta is all set to be launched in the fourth week of October.

Cricfit partners with MPL for second half of Indian Premier League

Digital media house Cricfit has partnered with esports and skill gaming platform Mobile Premier League (MPL) for the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. 

NODWIN, PVR to stream Esports tournaments in cinemas

NODWIN Gaming and PVR Limited, India’s largest cinema exhibition company today announced the partnership of an innovative entertainment experience with the launch of India’s first In-Cinema Esports live tournaments together. The pilot will commence with the popular game ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI)’ and going forward would include games from different genres. Gamers and gaming enthusiasts across the country will be able to participate in Online Esports Cups and In-Cinema tournaments with separate prize pools for each city.

NODWIN Gaming joins forces with Samay Raina and ChessBase India to launch Chess Super League

South Asia's leading esports company Nodwin Gaming, Samay Raina, and ChessBase India are partnering to launch a new online chess league called the Chess Super League (CSL).

Penta Esports launches ‘Penta Challenge’ Valorant tournament on its new platform

Penta Esports, the esports division of Newgen Gaming has announced its upcoming tournament titled, ‘Penta Challenge - Valorant’, supported by Facebook Gaming and Trinity Gaming. This tournament will be a part of Penta Esports’ newly launched IP, ‘Penta Challenge’. Taking place from 5th to 24th October, the tournament has a prize pool of ₹5,00,000 and will have two open qualifiers between 5th to 10th October and 12th to 17th October, followed by a Grand Finale where 2 teams from each qualifier and 4 invited teams will battle it out for the winner’s title.

Esports community seeks clarity on Karnataka bill banning online gaming for stakes

Stakeholders have long demanded a central regulatory framework to reign in the excesses of online gaming however Karnataka's move to impose an outright ban has drawn criticism from diverse set of forces including Esports community.

E-sports to be a medal event at Asian Games; India banned PUBG included

E-sports will be an official medal sport at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China scheduled for September 2022. As per a press release...

NODWIN Gaming to host exclusive Hindi broadcast of Asia Pacific last chance qualifiers

The hype created from the Valorant Conquerors Championship by NODWIN Gaming solidified the region’s presence in the global map of Valorant esports and its journey in the VCT. 

NODWIN Gaming buys gaming adjacent IPs, gaming talent business from OML Entertainment for Rs 73 crore

OML Entertainment also works with some of the biggest brands in India to produce well-known properties such as Levi's Music Week and the hugely successful YouTube FanFest.

India’s Noorul Abzar among champions of first edition of Apollo Tyres United League

Noorul Abzar from India overcame a tough challenge from the rest of the field and displayed exemplary skills to emerge among the winners of the inaugural edition of the ‘Apollo Tyres United League’. The hugely competitive field at the tournament comprised of over 2 million participants from multiple regions with about 40per cent of them from India, indicative of the growing popularity of esports in the country.

Mobile Premier League, valued at $2.3 billion, is India’s latest unicorn

Another score for online gaming market as Esports and skill gaming app Mobile Premier League (MPL) has become India's latest startup unicorn, raising funds at a whopping $2.3 billion valuation in Series E financing.

Global Esports Federation releases details of Global Esports Tour

The Global Esports Federation (GEF) has unveiled details on its inaugural running of the Global Esports Tour.

13th Esports World Championship: India’s Hemanth Kommu qualifies for finals

Hemanth Kommu made his way into the Finals of 13th Esports World Championship after a brilliant performance in the Regional Qualifiers. 

Skyesports launches Skyesports Mobile Open with prize pool of Rs 25 lakh

Mobile gamers are a huge audience for Skyesports and the ongoing AMD Ryzen Skyesports Championship 3.0 is indicative of that. The BGMI Grand Finals in the championship, where 18 of India’s best teams are competing, has achieved a peak viewership of over 223,000 viewers across all streams.

Sutanu Behuria appointed AIGF’s president – policy and planning, Rummy Chapter

Behuria has played a key role in the amelioration of India’s policy programs, infrastructure, IT and online transactions structure. He has advised on regulation, strategies and continues to reshape fast-emerging industry segments through their gestation and formative years.

Nazara Technologies targets Rs 100 crore revenue from real-money gaming business

Nazara Technologies got listed on the stock exchange earlier in March this year. Since then, its shares have jumped from an issue price of Rs 1,101 with an 84% rise, outperforming the Sensex which has only advanced by 18% this year.