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.