Gone are those days when one used to go to gaming parlors and internet cafes to play online games. Now, these online games are been considered as one of the biggest businesses across the world and the same boom goes on in India too.
According to the reports, a serial entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala is planning to invest a whopping amount of Rs. 80 -100 crores for setting up a tournament and mobile game publisher Nazara Games is committed to spending Rs. 136 crore in its eSports venture.
Nazara Games eSports league will keep their users hooked with a series of games like ‘Dota 2,’ ‘League Of Legends’ and ‘Counter-Strike,’ also one can catch on live web tv on various chat forums.
Online gaming was once popular in neighborhood cafes and now they are bringing in huge money for winners with a cash prize of lakhs of rupees.
Manish Agarwal, Chief Executive at Nazara Games said that the league will be having two seasons per year and comprises of about six teams. These teams will be selected through online qualifying tournaments. This league will be primarily focused on games like Dota, Counter Strike, and League Of Legends.
Previously e-Sports was a small industry but gradually over a course of time, the numbers of players, as well as the sponsors, have been drastically increasing.
Recently, eGamers Arena partnered with WCA (World Cyber Arena) to host the national qualifiers in India for a tournament to be held in China at the end of 2017.
In 2017 and the upcoming years, one can witness an increase in a number of domestic as well as international eSports online gaming because of the growing numbers of the gamers.
Coming to the numbers, online gaming has a revenue of $150 billion across the globes and in India, it is Rs. 2000 crore in the year 2104 -15.