Indian eSports community DELIGHTED after Government of India gives recognition to eSports

Indian eSports community DELIGHTED after Government of India gives recognition to eSports as the part of multi-sports events: The progress of eSports…

Indian eSports community DELIGHTED after Government of India gives recognition to eSports as the part of multi-sports events: The progress of eSports in India has witnessed several ups and downs over the last few days. However, today is certainly the best day for the industry as the Indian Government finally gives the sport a deserving recognition by announcing it as the part of multi-sport events. Since the announcement, reactions have been pouring in from several sections of industry. Here’s a few of them. For future updates on eSports and gaming news, follow Flizzyy.com.

Government of India gives recognition to eSports as the part of multi-sports events - Indian eSports community reacts
Government of India gives recognition to eSports as the part of multi-sports events:

Reactions from the Indian eSports community

Mr Lokesh Suji, Director, Esports Federation of India & Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF):

Great news for us to begin the New Year. We have been constantly working on establishing the difference between esports and iGaming, and finally, our efforts have been fulfilled. We welcome this announcement by our government under the leadership of Hon’ble PM Modi ji, which will open new avenues to pour in more investment opportunities in this booming industry. From now onwards, we will have to build the proper infrastructure, training facilities and coaching for our young esports athletes. Only a short time until we see Esports being placed in the same league as cricket, football, basketball, etc. and having similar fan power, scale and craze.

With the latest announcement and India recently competing for medals at the inaugural Esports Asian Games, people are shaking off the misconceptions linked with esports as a passion or career option. The year 2023 beholds greater opportunities for esports and we are anticipating more favourable developments, only making it bigger. It surely has been a great year for Indian esports.

Rohit Jagasia, Founder & CEO, Revenant Esports:

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Today can be said to be the greatest day in Indian Esports history. The collective efforts of the entire gaming fraternity along with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and sports have finally reaped its rewards. We can now proudly consider Esports a legitimate sport in India. This revolutionary decision will not only transform the country’s gaming landscape in terms of improved infrastructure, funding, exposure and providing education about the sector but will also put India on the global Esports map as a force to be reckoned with. The year 2023 is undoubtedly going to be the start of the country’s golden era in Esports and with the Asian Games as well as the Olympic Esports Week also set to take place soon, there is a lot of success expected to be in store for the entire community.Â

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3.ÂMr Animesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, 8bit CreativesÂ& an ex-esports athlete:

The entire Esports fraternity in India will be rejoicing with this welcome news which has certainly been a result of the gaming community’s collective efforts spanning over the last few years. Esports have already been considered as a medal sport in the Olympics and Asian games and this news will further boost the sport in the country as it was long overdue. The industry inclusive of developers, players and creators as a whole is growing at a fast pace and to come full-circle this recognition will be very thriving for the industry. It presents a clean slate for gamers and proves to neigh-sayers that Esports is, in fact, a serious sport that deserves to be recognised for its skilled and hard-working players who will be competing against some of the world’s best players and put India on the map of professional gaming countries.

It’s clearly understandable how the community is happy with this recognition. The eSports is expected to grow in the coming years, breaking all sorts of records. So, we should keep our fingers crossed and brace the exciting years ahead.

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