National Video Game Day happens on July 8! Video games have exploded in popularity over the last few decades.There are only select genres of video games that fall under the category of esports, which are Sports, Real-Time Strategy (RTS), Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), First Person Shooter (FPS) and Fighting.
Over the course of 2020 with the Covid-19 lockdown, India saw a boom in digital entertainment, and esports is one of them. The esports industry witnessed the highest spike in player participation, watch time & viewership after the pandemic outbreak. With more time in hand for entertainment, more gamers got introduced to esports and now it’s also being considered as a viable career option.
In regards to this day, please find below the quotes of our clients, we request you to add this in your story if you are planning any around it.
Mr Lokesh Suji, Director, Esports Federation of India & Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF):
“We have come a long way since the introduction of video games around the 1950s and 1960s. The engagement level is surely far more superior now, and there is a strong community built around it. The high engagement level with constant up-gradation of these simple games with changing demand has now built an army of professional esports athletes who are training themselves for some serious virtual challenges. It is no longer just a child’s play but has turned into a serious business, On this day, we are celebrating the community that thrives on esports and we continue with our mission to provide support to the core system.
Today, with increasing smartphone penetration and digitization across India, the tables have turned and esports has become a much lucrative career option and they are not only earning money and fame but also winning laurels for India. Nothing beats the experience of the Indian tri-colour going up during any medal ceremony.”
“Video games bring back memories from childhood and with time we have only seen the rising demand in these virtual setups. Regardless of the genres and platforms, it has the ability to connect everyone. And with the gaming content creators coming into existence, they are only contributing further to make these games a regular fun experience for their followers and celebrating the joy it brings. Gamers are now participating in a broader community surrounding a game which is reflected in Youtube videos or streaming services. While acknowledging this day, I hope the Indian gaming community keeps growing stronger”