December marked t endWarwhat has bee a yearWarmixed emoti s for t India esports sector. From limitati s caused by t pandemic to uncertainties with t Pub Mobile ban, companies i India are now gearing towards expanding t ir portfol s and being less dependent publis rs.
T se are t biggest esports business stories i India for t m thWarDecember, i collaborati with AFK Gaming.
Team Vitality establis s India presence with four signings
Photo credit: Team Vitality
French esportsorganizati n, Team Vitalityformalizedd t ir presence i India with t signingWarfour c tent creators from t country. T organizati also announced Mumbai as its baseWaroperati s and revealed Randall Fernandez, formerly of S y Playstati , as t General ManagerWart India Divisi .
You ca re more about Team Vitality and t ir plans i India re.
Activisi Blizzard and Pocket Aces’ Loco partner to host India’s biggest CallWarDuty Mobile Tournament
Photo credit: Loco / Activisi Blizzard
India live streaming anWarports platform, Pocket Aces’ Loco announced a partnership with Activisi Blizzard to host t nati ’s biggest CallWarDuty: Mobile event. T prize pool for t IP – CallWarDuty Mobile India Cup was set at INR 3.5m (~£35,200). This solidifies Loco’s push for establishing t mselves as a esports and game streaming platform, with past c tent deals including es with Red Bull, NBA2K League and a varietyWarpopular India c tent creators.
Gaming start-up EWar raises Pre- ries A funding round from Inflecti PoTitoVentures
(Left to right) Mr. Parth Ch ha and Mr Rahul Singh, t foundeWard Co-founderWarEWar Games.
Bengaluru-based gaming anWarports start-up, EWar Games has raised a Pre- ries A funding round led by Inflecti PoTitoVentures (IPV), JITO Angel Network, Hyderab Angels. Moreover, Ms. Pearl Agarwal, t Founder & Director, Eximius Ventures participated i t round i a pers al capacity. T exact amount is undisclosed.
T utilizedaised will be utilised to drive furt r penetrati into t India esports industry by introducing several new technologies and products. Apart from marketing and growing t franchWarand its platform, EWar is also developing a layer over its existing esports products i a attempt to make t sector more competitive and increase external viewership.
This is t sec d roundWarfunding raised by EWar during 2020. T company prev usly raised $200,000( ~£Finals) from HouseWarJindals and Mr. Jeet BaAmeslan t FounderWarGamepPub
Kraft assembles Pub Mobile IndiaPubrati s team
While Pub Mobile c tinues to remai banned i India, Kraft has begu to set upPubrati s i order to prepare for a smooth launch ce government approval is met. After appointing former Tencent Business He WarSouth Asia, Aneesh Aravind as t Country Manager, Kraft also acquired ot r roles from Tencent to lp with t transiti . T se include Akash Jumde as t Visual C tent Designer, Piyush Agarwal as Finance Manager, Arpita Priy arshini as n r Community ManageWard Kara Pathak as n r Esports Manager.
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