Is it game, set and match for the Indian gaming industry?

As per Google-KPMG, India is now the world’s fastest-growing mobile gaming market, growing at 22 percent annually, poised to be worth $1.1 billion by 2021.
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With people working from home, social distancing becoming the norm, and limited physical sporting events due to the pandemic, online gaming has seen significant activity over the past few months. 

Mumbai-based startup, Nazara Technologies, backed by billionaire-investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, recently became the first Indian gaming technology company to file for an initial public offering (IPO). 

MPL cofounders Sai Srinivas Kiran and Shubham Malhotra

With e-sports platform, Mobile Premier League (MPL), raising $95 million and gaming companies raising a combined capital of $462.08 million across 23 deals from 2020 till now, is it then ‘game, set and match’ for the sector? 

As per Google-KPMG, India is now the world’s fastest-growing mobile gaming market, growing at 22 percent annually, poised to be worth $1.1 billion by 2021. 


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