12, Jun 2024
The Challenges and Opportunities of Building Esports Cities

What exactly is an “Esports City”? And why are dozens of cities around the world vying for this title? As esports has grown, locations across the globe have flirted with this and similar terms like Esports Hub and even Esports Mecca. But why? Beyond the anticipated financial gains, what has…

12, Jun 2024
Pixel P&L: What Drives Indian Gamers to Custom PCs?

Good Morning! It’s Wednesday, June 12. In today’s edition, we delve into what Indian gamers are seeking in the custom gaming PC market, Riot Games’ strategic blueprint for the 2025 League of Legends esports, and more. First time reading? Sign up here. What Do Indian Gamers Want in Their Custom…

11, Jun 2024
Inside Esports Production: Skills, Duties, and Paychecks

As the final minutes tick away before the much-hyped BGMI esports tournament kicks off, the anticipation in the air is palpable. A sold-out crowd in Mumbai has gathered in an arena typically home to Tennis, Badminton, and Kabaddi, now transformed for four days of virtual action. The venue now boasts…

11, Jun 2024
The Real Value of Esports Degrees

Google Faces £13.6 Billion Lawsuit Over Alleged Self-Preferencing and Anticompetitive Practices filed by Ad Tech Collective Action LLP, accusing it of anti-competitive practices and “self-preferencing” in the online advertising market, which allegedly caused financial losses for UK publishers. The Competition Appeal Tribunal has allowed the case to proceed, with Google’s…

10, Jun 2024
Is India Ready To Embrace the DIY Trend?

When my first PC began to falter, I decided to undertake the ambitious task of building one myself. Despite my excitement, I harbored concerns about my limited knowledge of computer mechanics and the high cost of certain components. Countless hours were spent watching YouTube tutorials and scouring online guides. The…

10, Jun 2024
Pixel P&L: Unpacking India's Regulations on "Online Games"

Good Morning! It’s Monday, June 10. Today, we unveil our new series about India’s video gaming industry from a regulatory standpoint. We also dive into the drama at The Esports Awards, which is getting criticized for teaming up with The Esports World Cup. Dive in for these stories and more.…

8, Jun 2024
Is an Esports Degree Worth It?

As the esports industry continues to consolidate itself, educational institutions are keen to catch up, offering specialized degrees aimed at cultivating the next generation of gaming professionals. But not all programs are created equal. “A strong esports program should offer substantial industry connections and internship opportunities,” says Shefali Johnson, Chief…

7, Jun 2024
“Online Games” – How This Problematic Term Came to Be

Ask any gamer in India or for that matter anyone involved in the games industry—whether game developers, gaming content creators/influencers or esports athletes—what an “Online Game” is and you’ll get a unanimous response “Well it’s a multiplayer game like BGMI or Dota.” You’ll get a similar response anywhere else in…

7, Jun 2024
Unveiling Indian Gamers’ Habits and Mobile Market Surge

Mobile Gaming Market Faces Decline in Casual Genres The latest reveals a significant decline in casual mobile game downloads. Arcade, simulation, and lifestyle games each saw over a 10% year-on-year drop. Despite this, RPGs remain the highest revenue-generating genre, bringing in $4.6 billion, though down from $5.3 billion in Q1…

6, Jun 2024
Understanding Viewing Habits of Indian Gamers: Gaming and Entertainment

In a dimly lit suburban Mumbai apartment, Shounak Sengupta, a 30-year-old project manager at a technology company, sinks into his bean bag after a long day at work. The muffled sounds of the bustling city outside blend with the soft hum of the ceiling fan that offers much-needed respite in…