Industry InsightsINDIAN GAMING AWARDS – INDIA’S FIRST GAMING AWARDS 2018

Akshay Chandra9 months ago

The India Gaming Awards is an initiative by NODWIN Gaming and Exhibit Magazine. Introduced in 2018, this awards ceremony is targeted towards the niche gaming sector in the country and seeks to highlight, celebrate and acknowledge excellence in video games.

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The Indian Gaming Awards is presented on the basis of a jury and curated online votes.

With 21 categories, the India Gaming Awards is the biggest and one-of-its-kind gaming awards show in the country.

Here’s the entire list of awards with winners –

GAMES

E-SPORT GAME OF THE YEAR & GAME OF THE YEAR – PC – PUBG

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the most played games in India.

GAME OF THE YEAR – PC – PUBG
Source: https://vidooly.com/leaderboard?platform=twitch

According to Vidooly’s Twitch platform analysis, this online multiplayer battle royale game generates 48.71 K Hrs of streaming hours. As of August 2018, the mobile version of PUBG had over 100 million downloads.

GAME OF THE YEAR – CONSOLE – ZELDA – BREATH OF THE WILD

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 2017 action-adventure game where everything is laid out in front of the player like the components of a mechanical watch, and every element of the game’s structure has a clear effect on another. Breath of the Wild was awarded game of the year by Game Critics’ Awards, The Game Awards 2017, Golden Joystick Awards and many more.

The Legend of Zelda
Source: zelda.com

GAMERS

CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR ANKIT PANTH

Also known as ‘V3nombiceps’, V3nom is one of the most loved players of our country. He is the captain of Team Brutality arguably the top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team in India.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR – RAHUL SRIDHAR

PLAYER OF THE YEAR - RAHUL SRIDHAR

Rahul ‘Tito’ Sridhar from team 2Ez Gaming gained their followership in the last season of ESL India Premiership.

TEAM OF THE YEAR – BRUTALITY

Brutality is an Indian professional Esports organization that is a registered company with its CSGO squad. Team Brutality has just grown since then to become a leading face in the CSGO community in India.

GAMING INFLUENCER – CARRY MINATI

Carry Minati is among India’s most subscribed and viewed YouTubers. But his gaming YouTube channel “CarryisLive” is one of the most viewed gaming YouTube channels with more than 8 lac subscribers. No wonder he is a great influencer in India’s growing gaming industry.

STREAMER OF THE YEAR – RAKAZONE

GAMING CONTENT WRITER – SHOUNAK SENGUPTA

CASTER OF THE YEAR – RANJIT PATEL

GAMER CONSOLE

GAMING LAPTOP OF THE YEAR – ACER PREDATOR HELIOS 300

GAMING MOBILE OF THE YEAR – ONEPLUS 6

VR TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR – HTC VIVE

GAMING DISPLAY OF THE YEAR – ZOWIE XL2546

GAMING MOUSE OF THE YEAR – HYPERX PULSEFIRE

GAMING HEADSET OF THE YEAR – HYPERX ALPHA

GAMING KEYBOARD OF THE YEAR – CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM

GAMING CAFE OF THE YEAR – CIRCLE GAMING

ISP OF THE YEAR – JIO

GAMING EVENT OF THE YEAR WITH LIVESTREAM – ESL INDIA PREMIERSHIP

GAMING CABINET OF THE YEAR – CIRCLE GAMING

Indian live gaming scene has evolved into a much more competitive environment and hence is producing better players and teams to compete worldwide.

With leagues like ESL India Premiership 2018 Summer, where the prize pool is worth 1 crore, there is a strong possibility that India will be considered as one of the best gaming countries for popular international pro gaming events.


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Akshay Chandra

Being an artist, movie buff and a media enthusiast, content writing is my career train. I am a proud alumni of Symbiosis Institute of Media Communication (Pune) and currently working for Vidooly.

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