The CII’s India Gaming Show 2023, a part of the successful IETF 2023, a multi-sector industry event, was concluded in New Delhi. It was one of the country’s most well-known gaming events. This event provides a fantastic opportunity for a Country Pavilion to demonstrate its technological prowess and expertise in particular industries in a private setting.
JetSynthesys, a cutting-edge digital entertainment & technology provider, served as the event’s partner this year. The Indian Digital Gaming Society sponsored the event, which did take place from February 16 to 18, and it was commenced by the honourable president of India, Droupadi Murmu. For the first time since Covid-19, the fourth edition of the conference and exhibition, which took place at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, was hosted offline.
Overview of the 3-day Event
The India Gaming Show 2023 was a three-day event attended by people between the ages of 20 & 45 and gamers, programmers, entrepreneurs, and guests. Throughout the event, Sachin Saga, RealCricket, PlayIzzOn Games, Metaphy, Mela, and Skyesports attracted substantial engagement from gamers and tech enthusiasts who visited the JetSynthesys experiential booths. The Windows 11 Skyesports Grand Slam, sponsored by AMD, organized by JetSynthesys-owned Skyesports, which owns LUNA, was India’s first women-only competition. The event, which attracted a viewership of 5 million, was won by Grace Esports.
The President addresses the audience
The Hon. Droupadi Murmu’s inspiring involvement at the CII’s Indian Gaming Show 2023, as per Rajan Navani, the CEO and founder of JetSynthesys as well as the National President of IDGS, served as a reminder of the huge potential of India’s gaming & eSports industry after the event was a success. He was delighted to observe an abundance of gamers and tech enthusiasts at the event. He could sense their enthusiasm as they closely listened to the discussion panel speakers and perused the interactive booths.
Gaming for Her: Innovative Strategies, Decoding Gen Z: Understanding the Habits and Behaviours of the Next Generation, Web 3.0 and Gaming: The Indian Context and Way Forward, Grassroots to Global: Capturing the Vast Esports Opportunity, and many other fascinating topics were covered by the panellists from JetSynthesys during the show.
A strong gender balance and a sizable participation of female gamers at the event were encouraging. The objective was to offer challenging competitions, stimulating conversations, and unique interactive booths to individuals of all ages. Indian Gaming Show 2023 wouldn’t have been as memorable or insightful without the help of the IT and gaming communities.
Highlights of the event
Rajan Navani, the national president of IDGS and the founder and CEO of JetSynthesys, gave the opening speech on Day 1. He discussed the gaming industry’s bright future in India and focused more on the behaviour of Generation Z. Sean Hyunil Sohn, CEO of Krafton, discussed the similarities between the Indian and Korean gaming industries, while Anuj Tandon, CEO of Gaming at JetSynthesys, discussed where the major investments in the gaming industry are.
Amit Wadhwa, CEO of Dentsu, Dr. Srisha Sathe, a psychologist, and Santosh Pacheti, Director of eSports at 7 Seas Esports, were among the other speakers at the event. A panel discussion on “The Esports Olympic Medal Quest: Road for India to Win an Esports Olympic Medal” later in the day brought Day 1 to a close.
Gnana Shekar, the chief marketing officer of Skyesports, conducted a conference on day two. Shekar discussed “ways to increase and build interaction with Indian female gamers”. Anuj Mankar, CEO of Nautilus Mobile, and Girish Menon, Chief Strategy Officer of JetSynthesys, discussed the possibility of “in-game branding as a successful digital marketing strategy globally” in their respective presentations.
That day, a panel discussion titled “From Grassroots To Global: Tapping the Vast Esports Opportunity in India” was also held. Speakers included Shiva Nandy, MD of Skyesports, Peeyush Kumar, founder of Crowd Control Esports, and Rohit Jagasia, CEO of Revenant Esports. Finally, a panel on “Unleashing the Potential of India’s Gaming Talent Market” and another on “A Look into the Future of Gaming Tech and Gadgets” closed Day 2.
Rakesh S., co-founder and CEO of Metaphy, anticipated the exponential growth of the Metaverse & recognized the current global trends that impact Indian brands during the concluding segment of the programme. Finally, Mr. James Cho from Jet3 Gaming presented several options for businesses to effectively capitalize on the increasing popularity of Web 3.0 & gaming in the Indian context to remain competitive in today’s shifting marketplaces.
Sharan Tulsiani of Jetapult addressed the use of gaming & gamification to improve digital lives with other panellists, as well as how investors might maximize the possible benefits by taking into account characteristics that make a game a global hit.
India Gaming Show 2023 provided an all-encompassing experience by organizing an exhibition, gaming expo, meet & greet, cosplay, product releases, product demonstrations, esports tournaments, and awards.