When Tanmay Bhat got tipped £500 for playing online carrom
GetMega is a social real-money gaming (RMG) platform founded by Mayank Kumar and Lokesh Jangid, who earlier founded foodtech and logistics platform Opinio.
Thursday March 18, 2021,
4 min Read
Recently, influencer Tanmay Bhat was tipped £500 by Rebecca McMullan on YouTube’s ‘Superchat’ feature, which allows a user’s message to be displayed prominently on a live chat screen.
This happened at the live YouTube launch of skill-based, social real-money gaming startup GetMega. For the record, 500 pounds translates to over 50,000 in INR, which makes it one of the largest amounts paid to a YouTube Influencer through the superchat feature.
Bhat was inviting fans to take part in an online carrom game on GetMega, a platform worth making a noise about. Founded two years ago by serial entrepreneurs Mayank Kumar and Lokesh Jangid, GetMega has until now been operating in stealth mode as the team focussed on building a global product from India.
They envisioned a gaming platform that could blitz-scale to one billion users over five years. GetMega creates real-life social experiences via audio and video chat, and also works towards instilling trust in the system, otherwise lacking on most real-money gaming platforms.
It leverages social and messaging platforms like YouTube, WhatsApp, and Instagram for distribution by building contextual integrations, where individuals can also do micro-transactions (Rs 1 to Rs 100). Read more.
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“India is running well-optimised games at a great scale; businesses are taking notice of this; venture capitalists are also investing in gaming companies and believing in the kind of games that are being made in India.”
— Arvind Neelakantan, Evangelist- India/ASEAN,
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