The India Gaming Show 2023 kicked off yesterday on February 16 at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. This is after the show was held exclusively online for the past few years. The fourth edition of the three-day show, which is being organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is set to conclude on February 18.
This year’s theme for IGS is “Defining New Frontiers – The Future of Gaming in India.” IGS will feature an exhibition, gaming expo, meet and greet, cosplay, product launches, product demonstrations, esports competitions and awards.
The event also aims to showcase the talent of India’s gaming and animation companies. IGS wants to provide a global level platform to the Indian business community, and create a business platform for international partners to explore the Indian market and opportunities for partnerships.
Missed the Day 1 of India Gaming Show 2023?
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See you all there at Hall H2, Stall no. 2.1 pic.twitter.com/TnsriSW4wD
— Rooter.gg (@RooterSports) February 16, 2023
Several panel discussions about the future of the gaming industry and esports in India will take place at the India Gaming Show. The show is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM, and visitors can register for free on the event’s official website.
Many companies from the gaming industry, like Rooter, Loco, Riot Games, and Gameloft, will participate in the event. Riot Games, the developer behind games like League of Legends and Valorant, will be making its debut appearance at India Gaming Show. At the event, the developer is holding an immersive Valorant experience featuring its new Indian agent, Harbor. Along with a photo arena showcasing the game’s various bomb sites, players can also play as their favourite agent during Defuse, the Spike game mode in the NERF shooting zone.
Gear up for the big debut! Presenting India’s first Valorant LAN for Female esports athletes at Windows 11 Skyesports GrandSlam Powered by AMD in association with the India Gaming show, The IGS is an initiative of the (CII) which is supported by the Govt of India. #Skyesports pic.twitter.com/a5OqLwC0zs
— Skyesports (@skyesportsindia) February 9, 2023
Jet Skyesports is also hosting its first LAN event of 2023 at the India Gaming Show on February 16 and 17. The Windows 11 Skyesports Grand Slam Season 3 will see top creators and teams competing against each other. Moreover, the event will feature Skyesports Luna, an all-female esports IP, as a LAN event with Valorant. This will mark India’s first-ever all-female Valorant LAN esports event, which is a significant milestone for the growing esports industry in the country.
See you in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi tomorrow onwards as Jet puts on a strong presence at India Gaming show. @skyesportsindia will be putting on a strong show along with @NautilusMobile showcasing the latest cricket game RC22. pic.twitter.com/MatcQznof1
— Anuj Tandon 🇮🇳 (@Anuj_Tandon) February 15, 2023
The WD Black Cup Season 4, an esports tournament featuring multiple game titles and a prize pool of Rs. 13 lakhs, will take place on February 18 during IGS. The tournament will feature the top players from India in Real Cricket and CSGO competing for the bragging rights. After a series of open-for-all qualifiers, the best two players in Real Cricket and the top two teams in CSGO are heading to the national capital to compete in the first-ever WD Black Cup LAN. The tournament is also being executed by Skyesports.