Asus organises weekly Rog Phone users only Battle of Gods gaming tournament
10:00 am PDT 24/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Taiwan-based technology company Asus has announced the Battle of Gods gaming tournament for ROG Phone users. It’s an online weekly gaming tournament series for ROG Phone users starting 24April 2020 and is expected to last for 12 weeks. The participants will go head-to-head in PUBG Mobile to claim the ultimate prize. The Battle of Gods Tournament has a total prize pool of Rs 6,60,000 and winners of the final clash may claim their share every week  says TOI. Commenting on the launch … Read More

Boardgames: The past, present and the future
8:00 pm PDT 23/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

It is summertime sadness! As many have cancelled their summer plans due to COVID-19 pandemic. But still one can save their summer fun by spending time with family and playing board games. A perfect picture of Kolkata summer holiday evening is where everyone (irrespective of age) spent time playing ludo or carom with their closed ones accompanied by a spicy treat of jhaalmuri. In fact, everyone might have similar memories irrespective of regions. As Covid-19 lockdown continues, people are getting … Read More

Orange Rock Esports wins SkyEsports ‘PUBG Mobile’ gaming charity tournament to fight COVID-19
2:00 pm PDT 22/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

As the fight for COVID-19 pandemic continues, Indian charity esports tournaments are coming forward by contributing funds to PM Cares Fund to fight the pandemic. Recently, SkyEsports PUBG Mobile Gaming charity event #PlayForACause to fight COVID-19 ended with the final collection of Rs.50,000. In the tournament team Orange Rock Esports (OR Esports) came out to be the best from the lot by securing the first place while team Leg stumps, the underdogs proved to be good till the final round whereas Ronnie Screwala’s UMumba … Read More

Indian creators for game ‘Bot Rods’ bags winner’s title in The Big Indie Pitch
7:00 pm PDT 21/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Bot Rods, a game set in a futuristic and stylised universe, a joint production by Indian studios Holy Cow Productions, Hobo Interactive and The Cirqus, has won the winner’s title for The Big Indie Pitch. The game is set to launch in 2020 and is available to put on Steam’s wishlist. The Big Indie Pitch is an event run by the makers of PocketGamer which allows indie developers the chance to pitch their games to industry experts and journalists in a speed-dating-style format. … Read More

Where will the gaming businesses be after the lockdown is over?
8:00 pm PDT 17/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

India comes among the top five mobile gaming markets in the world and is said to have 300 million gamers in FY 19 according to a report by Google-KPMG on online gaming. With coronavirus pandemic, the online gaming business has been skyrocketing as everyone is spending time one or the other way too by playing games with DAU (daily active users) rates surpassing but will it continue to do so even after the lockdown is over? Let’s dive into this … Read More

How has the lockdown affected CPI and CPM in mobile gaming business?
10:00 pm PDT 16/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

As lockdown continues and the government extends social distancing recommendations, the gaming industry has witnessed an inevitable surge in the way that video games are being consumed. Since there are ample time for users thanks to lockdown, therefore users are getting more chances to explore new content. However, the increase in time spent is not easily monetised for the app and mobile web publishers. First, much of this increased time on platforms that aren’t heavily monetised by advertising. In Italy, Facebook … Read More

How is the Indian gaming industry coping up with work from home culture?
7:00 pm PDT 15/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

In the era of coronavirus, the world lies in ‘quarantine and chill’ culture. People, have confined themselves to their homes and are finding various ways to kill time of which gaming is the one. Due to lockdown, people are spending more time indoors which has driven the growth of the gaming business. In addition to that when WHO-recommended recently to play games as a pass time since then the gaming industry has witnessed even more spike in the number of … Read More

 NODWIN Gaming signs on PR Firm Actimedia for nationwide mandate
9:00 pm PDT 14/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

NODWIN Gaming has signed on Actimedia India as its PR and communications partner effective 3 April, 2020. Actimedia is a two-decade old public relations agency with offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. “This is a very exciting time in the business lifecycle for NODWIN. We have grown by 80 % in the last year, expanded our global footprint by entering Middle East and South Africa, and are now looking at making the next big push – both in terms of … Read More

Global Esports’ ‘Overwatch’ charity tournament for Covid-19 relief raises more than Rs. 50,000
7:00 pm PDT 14/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

With mainstream sports around the world on hold, people are increasingly turning to games to fill the empty hours of lockdown and isolation. Ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected many lives and in response to the outbreak, everyone is coming forward to contribute and do their bit. In midst of it, Global Esports has recently organised Overwatch charity tournament, titled as Janata Curfew Cup to come as a support to the affected. In this tournament a newer team Mukesh Vada Idli won … Read More

‘Brawl Stars’ Skyesports championship to commence from 20 April
7:00 pm PDT 13/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Skyesports will be hosting two seasons of Brawl Stars esports championship and the registration for which has started. The group stages of season one will commence from 20 April and season two will kick off right after season two gets over. #SkyEsports Championship 2020 Season 1 for Brawl Stars is now OPEN! 🏆💪 Get a chance to win a total prize pool of ₹1,00,000. 💰 Form a Team and register today : Note: Group stage begins on April 20, 2020 … Read More

Gaming continues to show growth with 44 per cent increase in game consumption hour
8:30 pm PDT 10/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

BARC and Nielsen Media jointly rolled the third part of the report on “Crisis Consumption on TV and Smartphones” which says gaming continues to show growth with an increase of 44 per cent in game consumption hour. COVID-19 led disruption started affecting India hard since mid-March. BARC and Nielsen have put together for the industry to enlighten how it has impacted television consumption and smartphone usage. In the third session of the insights series they have considered at January as … Read More

Google Stadia sets its gaming service free for two months following Sony PS5 controller reveal
8:00 pm PDT 09/04/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Social distancing is vital, but staying home for long periods can be difficult, understanding that Google has announced that it will be making its gaming service, Stadia, free for the next two months, according to an official release on its website. This comes after a day after Sony revealed its PlayStation 5 controller. Google Stadia Vice President and GM Phil Harrison says in an official post that,”Video games can be a valuable way to socialise with friends and family when … Read More