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How Learning and Development can attract and retain talent in the gaming industry

As the Indian gaming industry continues to boom Indian gaming studios are focusing more on Learning and Development in order to ensure their people have the tools to continue to evolve and innovate in such a fast-paced industry.  A crucial and much-needed strategy for employee attraction and retention. Learning and Development play a crucial role in attracting, retaining, and engaging talent in organizations. This trend was highlighted by LinkedIn in its Workplace Training Report, which stated that organizations are aligning their L&D programs with their plans for employee retention. Providing training opportunities such as mentorships can have a major benefit on employee retention, especially in the gaming sector. When a gaming firm invests in L&D, it depicts its commitment to its...

In Conversation With the Managing Director of MediaTek, Anku Jain

Anku Jain is presently the Managing Director of MediaTek India. He is heading MediaTek’s pan India operations with offices in Noida, Bangalore and Mumbai. He is also responsible for heading multiple R&D business units in Noida in addition to Indian Govt relations. MediaTek Inc. is a leading Taiwan-based global fabless semiconductor company that powers more than 1.5 billion devices a year and is a leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products. Anku’s authenticity, analytical bent of mine, deep dive approach and the highest level of integrity has won him numerous accolades whilst creating and growing MediaTek’s business in India. With experience spanning over 25 years, he has been focused on building stro...

In Conversation with Gamezop Co-Founder, Gaurav Agarwal

Mr Gaurav Agarwal is a Startup entrepreneur at a VC-backed project exploring browser technology in gaming. He is Enlisted on Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology for work in casual gaming. He also has Management consulting experience with Bain & Company, with key engagement in a global effort focused on building enduring partnerships with 100 developing market leaders of the future. He has experience in analytics through brief opportunities at BlackRock and Indian Statistical Institute and has worked in Diverse positions spanning leadership and event management through school and college.  Mr Shrey Mishra ( Founder, Gaming Central and  Co-Founder, XR Central) recently had an interaction with Mr Gaurav Agarwal( Co-founder, Gamezop). Here are some excerpts from the interaction ...

Team iNSANE partners with Numen Esports and Gaming for gaming and talent management services

Mumbai, August 22, 2022: Team iNSANE, which is among India’s most renowned esports teams, has joined hands with Numen Esports and Gaming for gaming and talent management services. With rosters across Free Fire and Battlegrounds Mobile India, Team iNSANE have made a place for themselves in competitive gaming by bringing together highly skilled players from across India. Founded in 2019 by Debojyoti “David” Dey and Puja Kalita, Team iNSANE Esports has some famed Indian esports players in their rosters, including Aadi, Jazzyy, Sayyam, Mac, Param, Tsunami and more. The teams have delivered strong performances at several top esports and gaming tournaments including the BGMI Masters Series 2022, Nodwin x Loco All Stars Invitational 2022, Skyesports Mobile Open 2021, LOCO War of Glory: Grand Fina...

2nd Edition of India Gaming Conclave to Focus on Drivers of Gaming Revolution and Future Innovations

Gaming is emerging as a power-packed sector in India, with the country expected to become one of the world’s leading markets in the gaming industry. According to latest reports by KPMG, the total Indian Gaming Market is expected to grow 113% from INR 136 billion in 2022 to INR 290 billion in 2025. The online casual gaming segment is poised to see the fastest growth, with revenues growing 182% from INR 60 billion in 2022 to INR 169 billion in 2025.The 2ndEdition of the India Gaming Conclave 2022, being held on 10thAugust at New Delhi, aims to garner insights on the drivers of gaming revolution in 2022 and beyond, with a focus on 5G, cloud gaming, tech innovations, gamification, smartphones and gaming devices. Organised by Konnect Worldwide Business Media, the day-long event on the the...

Epic Games visits Sumo India Studios for Unreal Engine 5 collaborative training

Pune, 2 nd August 2022: Sumo India Studios were treated to expert training from Epic Games recently as its people begin to work with the latest powerful games engine software, Unreal Engine 5. Unreal Engine is a popular and widely used game development engine, and Sumo India Studios – as well as other Sumo Digital studios globally – are using this tool to maximize the impact of the games it is currently developing. The training organized, by Epic Games, gave 25 members of the team at Sumo India an in-depth look into some of the common tools available within the engine. Arvind Neelakantan from Epic Games conducted this training and focused on various topics including Lighting Setup, Importing Asset, Blueprints, Landscapes, Grass/Rocks/Vegetation, and Gameplay framework. In addition, Arvind ...

Rumble in the Jungle- Orangutan organizes its very own FreeFire tournament, with the biggest prize pool since April,2022

Mumbai, July 29, 2022: This July, Orangutan, one of the topmost competitive esports teams in India organized its very own FreeFire tournament. Ever since the game got banned in India in February 2022, this tournament marked quite a turn in events, as it was the largest prize pool since with a prize-winning totaling to Rs 13,50,000 for the 2 week long tournament. There were 18 teams invited for the tournament, namely, Orangutan, GodLike, TSG Army, Chemin Esports, to name a few. Godlike Esports won Rumble in the jungle with 174 points after a tough fight with Orangutan Gaming. As winners of the tournament Godlike Esports bagged 4 Lakh rupees. Orangutan came in 2 nd at the leaderboard with 154 points and won the prize pool of 2 lakh rupees. The Mafia’s came in 3 rd and won the price of 1 Lakh...

BGMI Removed From Google Play Store and App Store in India , Krafton to meet Indian Government Tommorow – Sources

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI)- the well-known game by Krafton, which has recently crossed 100 million clients in India — has been pulled from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. There’s the hypothesis that the game has been prohibited in India. However, we anticipate affirmation. As reports indicate, the game has been pulled in light of an administration order; Krafton said, “We are explaining the way that BGMI was eliminated from the Google Play store and the App store and will tell you once we get explicit data.” In the meantime, Google gave an assertion on the evacuation, expressing, “On receipt of the request, following laid out process, we have told the impacted engineer and have hindered admittance to the application that stayed accessible on the Pl...

Wings, leading gaming and Esports soundwear brand signs GodLike Esports as Ambassadors

Mumbai, July 11, 2022: India’s top esports team, GodLike Esports has joined hands with Wings to create a unique co-branded collection of top notch soundwear, the ‘GodLike limited edition earbuds’. The limited-edition collection will be available across multiple platforms including Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, PayTM and Tata Cliq. Fans can join the waitlist to be the first to get their hands on the products. The collection has been designed with technological and design inputs from the members of GodLike Esports, who have extensive experience using sound gear for the entirety of their careers in esports. Both the partners have worked closely from the start of the collaboration to create the limited edition products for not just followers of GodLike but also gaming enthusiasts across the nation...

India’s Biggest Esports Team GodLike Esports Collaborates with Fan Engagement Startup STAN to Provide Digital Collectibles to Fans  

Bengaluru, June 2022: GodLike Esports, the biggest esports organization in India, has entered into an exclusive, first-of-its-kind strategic agreement with Bengaluru-headquartered esports fan engagement startup STAN to enable them to provide Official Licensed Digital Collectibles’ services for GodLike BGMI team’s fans and followers. The key objective of the partnership between STAN and GodLike, which was facilitated by Numen Esports and Gaming, is to build an ecosystem for fans in order to connect with them actively and unlock new and exciting experiences for the fan base. Following this partnership, STAN shall be giving access to GodLike fans to chat, play and even meet GodLike team members; furthermore, STAN users will also have a chance to visit GodLike’s Bootcamp, India’s l...

343 is trying to revive Halo 2’s infamous ‘Earth City’ E3 demo

Corona has taken many structures consistently, and left pieces of those improvement ways going as far as possible back to when being a RTS on Mac was assumed. This week, Halo guardian 343 Industries declared a gigantic venture to get those pieces, working with modders to carry cut content once more into The Master Chief Collection. In a bulky blog entry named Cutting Room Floor (opens in new tab), 343 uncovered that confidential “Digsite” project has been chipping away at gathering cut content, yet repairing half-completed resources for make them work inside the ongoing Halo MCC passages. Working with modders like General_101, Con, Num0005, Scruffy, Sean T, Ludus, and Zeddikins, 343 has parted Digsite into two groups — Digsite Alpha for pre-discharge Halo: Combat Evolved conten...

ROG Academy is back for Season 6; Register now

New Delhi, July 1st, 2022 – ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), world’s No.1 Gaming Laptop brand, couldn’t be more excited to announce the beginning of the 6 th edition of ROG Academy. ASUS ROG Academy has grown leaps and bounds since its launch in 2021. Hoping to take the experience to next level, Season 6 will continue to focus on VALORANT, a leading esports game. Registrations for the sixth season commence today, 1 st July 2022, and will close on Sunday, 10 th July 2022. With competitive esports now enjoyed by millions of players all over the world, there's never been a better time to celebrate talented as well as budding gamers. The last season saw talent from across the country and witnessed a great deal of participation for VALORANT wing to the game’s engaging gameplay and ease of co...

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