India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Highlights: ‘One of the biggest problem is the perception and awareness of the gaming industry in India’

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Updated: August 11, 2021 4:40:10 pm

India Gaming Summit 2021: Day 2 of the IGS 2021 will see more on ‘The Game of Monetisation’ and names such as Anandamoy Roychowdhary, principal, Sequoia Capital; Sharan Tulsiani, business development manager games, Google Play (India, Aus & NZ); Raghav Anand, Digital Media Leader, EY; Umesh Krishna K, director marketing, Swiggy, among others, will be present at the event.

India Gaming Summit 2021The gaming industry in India has undergone a massive evolution because of the mobile revolution.

The second edition of the India Gaming Summit, organised by financialexpress.com – the business news site from the stable of Indian Express Online Media is a three-day virtual event between 11-13 August 2021, designed to bring together stakeholders in the online gaming sector to discuss topics such as the concepts of content, monetisation, regulations, gamers, advertising, ad fraud in gaming, among others.

Day one of the India Gaming Summit saw speakers discuss the evolution of the gaming industry particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and what gamers of today are on the lookout for. Industry stakeholders also discussed the need for a clear distinction between the game of skills and game of chance. “In India, there are disparities between laws of different states. It would be better if there is an independent regulatory body to look over the gaming industry,” Justice BN Srikrishna, chairman, Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP) Committee, said.

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Furthermore, speakers also delved on the need to create an environment for growth for players in the gaming industry. “There are several female esports professionals that we can celebrate in the space and should be brought into college campuses so that younger students can manifest this idea. We need to encourage safe spaces for students and sponsor them for leadership opportunities,” Yugina Yun, manager, education partnerships, Gen.G Esports, added.

Day two of the IGS 2021 will see more on ‘The Game of Monetisation’ and names such as Anandamoy Roychowdhary, principal, Sequoia Capital; Sharan Tulsiani, business development manager games, Google Play (India, Aus & NZ); Raghav Anand, Digital Media Leader, EY; Umesh Krishna K, director marketing, Swiggy, among others, will be present at the event.

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Highlights

    15:28 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: For a gamer, being able to hear better in an immersive manner makes a great experience, says Ashim Mathur

    “For a gamer, being able to hear better in an immersive manner and having increased clarity makes it a great experience,” Ashim Mathur, senior regional director, Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories, said.

    15:12 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Console gamers do not play mobile games, says Mohit Sureka

    “The requirements for PC games, mobile games and console games are very different from each other. Infact, console gamers do not play mobile games,” Mohit Sureka, Founder and CEO, Spiel Studios, said. 

    15:00 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Gamers prefer precision and ease of operations, says Gireesan Gopi

    “Gamers prefer precision and ease of operations. In the last few years, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of gamers. This has increased our responsibility to provide them with an enhanced experience at home,” Gireesan Gopi, Business Head- Home Entertainment, LG Electronics India, said.  

    14:31 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: India needs to look at its own problems and peculiarities, says Justice (retired) Vikramajit Sen

    “In India, our own problems and peculiarities need to be looked at to devise a proper solution for the industry rather than replicating something from the other countries,” Justice (retired) Vikramajit Sen, stated at the India Gaming Summit, 2021. 

    14:29 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Non uniform requirements from different states pose challenges for gaming companies, says Dibyojyoti Mainak

    “For states that have a licensing system, there is an issue with non uniform requirements which can get challenging for companies and add to regulatory and compliance costs,” Dibyojyoti Mainak, VP - Policy and Legal, MPL, said. 

    14:24 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Perception and awareness are key challenges in the sector, says Roland Landers

    “One of the big problems is the perception and awareness of the sector in India,” Roland Landers, CEO, AIGF, said. 

    14:10 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Several states have used the umbrella of gambling to legislate on gaming, says Ruby Singh Ahuja

    “Several states have used the umbrella of gambling to legislate on gaming,” Ruby Singh Ahuja, Senior Partner, Karanjawala and Co, said at India Gaming Summit, 2021.

    13:59 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Quality content along with graphics is very important when it comes to gaming, says Mansi Gupta

    “Quality content along with graphics is very important when it comes to gaming. For a content creator, a good screen is a must. Be consistent, quality over quantity, start with trending games and bring something unique to the forefront as you go on,” Mansi Gupta (MagsPlay), said at the India Gaming Summit, 2021. 

    13:56 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Participation of girls has increased in esports in the last one year, says Mansi Gupta

    “Video games have no gender. The participation of girls has increased in esports in the last one year,” Mansi Gupta, MagsPlay, said at the India Gaming Summit, 2021. 

    13:43 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Aspects like sense of achievement, accomplishment driving more people to take up gaming, says Jaganathan Chelliah

    “Aspects like a sense of achievement and accomplishment are driving more people to take up gaming,” Jaganathan Chelliah, Director Marketing - Western Digital, India, said. 

    13:31 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Average price of gaming laptops is expected to go down, says ASUS India's Jason Wang

    “The average price of gaming laptops is expected to go down and they are likely to become far more accessible in the future,” Jason Wang, Country Product Head, Consumer and Gaming PC, System Business Group, ASUS India, said

    13:19 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Users are on the lookout for simple devices, says Amit Doshi

    “Gaming has become a form of entertainment. Even with gaming laptops, people are on the lookout for simpler options,” Amit Doshi, chief marketing officer, Lenovo, said. 

    13:17 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Users are on the lookout for simple devices, says Amit Doshi

    “Gaming has become a form of entertainment. Even with gaming laptops, people are on the lookout for simpler options,” Amit Doshi, chief marketing officer, Lenovo, said. 

    13:03 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Esports is central to economic growth as well as intellectual growth, says Kevin Mitchell

    “Esports is central to economic growth as well as intellectual growth,” Kevin Mitchell, Founder and CEO, College EsportsX, Esports Professor - Emerson College, said. 

    12:57 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Need for a regulatory body to put out best practices in esports, says Kurt Melcher

    “There is a need for a regulatory body to put out best practices in order to create a good outcome in the esports sector,” Kurt Melcher, ED- Gaming and Esports, Intersport and Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University, said. 

    12:56 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: We need to encourage safe spaces for female students, says Yugina Yun

    “There are several female esports professionals that we can celebrate in the space and should be brought into college campuses so that younger students can manifest to this idea. We need to encourage safe spaces for students and sponsor them for leadership opportunities,” Yugina Yun, Manager- Education Partnerships, Gen.G Esports, said. 

    12:55 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: So much of what we see in tech in esports research is looking at these players as objects, says Nyle Sky Kauweloa

    “There is a need for more qualitative reports in esports. So much of what we see in technology in esports research is looking at these players as objects-- measuring their heart rates, measuring their response times. We have to have a longitudinal look at their lives,” Nyle Sky Kauweloa, UH Esports Academic Task Force, University of Hawaii, said. 

    12:48 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Gaming a good way of introducing skills related to programming, says Ankit Bhatia

    “When it comes to any particular skill that will be required in the 21st century that has a bit of computer programming related to it, gaming becomes a good way of introducing these skills,” Ankit Bhatia, co-founder, Irony.in, said at the India Gaming Summit, 2021. 

    12:41 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Asian parents hesitant about exploring what career opportunities look like in gaming, says Yugina Yun

    “When it comes to careers, Asian parents are being a lot more hesitant about exploring what career opportunities look like in gaming,” Yugina Yun, Manager- Education Partnerships, Gen.G Esports, said. 

    12:32 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Studies suggest video games can help develop analytical skills, says Senjam Raj Shekhar

    “Studies have shown that video games can help develop analytical skills, strategy and logical thinking,” Senjam Raj Shekhar, VP, Global Communications, MPL, said.

    12:22 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Colleges are looking at esports as brand building activity, says Ankit Bhatia

    “A lot of colleges are looking at esports as a brand building activity,” Ankit Bhatia, co-founder, Irony.in, said at the India Gaming Summit, 2021. 

    12:13 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: More people watch esports than American football, rugby combined, says Senjam Raj Shekhar

    “Over 3 billion people play video games on PC, console and mostly on mobile devices. There are close to 500 million people who watch e sports. More people watch esports than American football and rugby combined,” Senjam Raj Shekhar, VP, Global Communications, MPL, said.

    12:10 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Culturally relevant content coupled with infra to build quality experiences will be key, says Sai Balaji

    “Mobile, PC and Console form the core of the gaming market in India. Culturally relevant content coupled with infrastructure to build quality experiences will be key moving forward,” Sai Balaji, M&E and Gaming Specialist, Google Cloud India, said.

    12:03 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: AI-driven solution will help you scale better when it comes to disruptive behaviour in gaming, says Sai Balaji

    “An AI driven solution will help you scale better when it comes to disruptive behaviour in gaming,” Sai Balaji, M&E and Gaming Specialist, Google Cloud India, said. 

    11:49 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Quality games are built when developer economy works, says Rosen Sharma

    “India is a fairly young and competitive market and real money gaming is big in India. Quality games are built when the developer economy works,” Rosen Sharma, Founder and CEO, Now.gg, said.

    11:38 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Console games that can be played on mobile can be a game changer, says Nikhil Malankar

    “Having a console game that can be played on mobile could be a gamechanger in the industry,” Nikhil Malankar, Founder and CEO, GameEon Studios, said. 

    11:34 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: With the advent of cloud platforms, anybody can start making games, says Tejas Shirodkar

    “With the advent of cloud platforms, anybody can start making games. As for games which are fundamentally games as a service, it does not matter where the users come from,” Tejas Shirodkar, founder, QYJO, said. 

    11:09 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Business models need to be centered around those similar to physical sports, says Sai Srinivas Kiran G

    “A lot of the esports organisers are not profitable because none of the Indian esports organisers have an IP of their own. Moreover, business models of the West are being followed,” Sai Srinivas Kiran G, co-founder and CEO, Mobile Premier League (MPL).

    10:58 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Beauty of digital sports is there is no age barrier, says Sai Srinivas Kiran G

    “Making a career out of esports is similar to that of any physical sport. The beauty of digital sports is that you can start participating in tournaments without an entry barrier or an age barrier,” Sai Srinivas Kiran G, co-founder and CEO, Mobile Premier League (MPL), said. 

    10:50 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Video games are a great way for encouraging people to play sports, says Sai Srinivas Kiran G

    “Video games for sports is a great way for bringing people into the ambit of sports,” Sai Srinivas Kiran G, co-founder and CEO, Mobile Premier League (MPL), said. 

    10:47 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Greater the proportion of skill, lesser is the chance of it being called a gamble, says Justice BN Srikrishna

    “The greater the proportion of skill, the lesser is the chance of it being called a gamble,”  Justice BN Srikrishna, Chairman, Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP) Committee. 

    10:42 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: An independent regulatory body for gaming industry would be better, says Justice BN Srikrishna

    “In India, there are disparities between laws of different States. It would be better if there is an independent regulatory body to look over the gaming industry,” Justice BN Srikrishna, Chairman, Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP) Committee, said.

    10:24 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: There needs to be a law for differentiation to be made in gaming, says Justice BN Srikrishna

    “There needs to be a law which can clearly differentiate between game of skill and game of chance,” Justice BN Srikrishna, Chairman, Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP) Committee. 

    10:09 (IST)11 Aug 2021
    India Gaming Summit 2021 Day 1 Live Updates: Most exciting development in Gaming industry has been on the regulatory side, says Anant Goenka

    “The most exciting development in the industry has been on the regulatory side,” Anant Goenka, Executive Director, Indian Express Group, said at the India Gaming Summit, 2021.

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