Reacting to the information, Lokesh Suji, Director, Esports Federation of India & Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF) says, “Nice information for us to start the New 12 months. We now have been continually engaged on establishing the distinction between esports and iGaming, and eventually, our efforts have been fulfilled. Solely a short while till we see Esports being positioned in the identical league as cricket, soccer, basketball, and many others. and having related fan energy, scale and craze.”
“With the most recent announcement and India just lately competing for medals on the inaugural Esports Asian Video games, persons are shaking off the misconceptions linked with esports as a ardour or profession choice. The 12 months 2023 beholds higher alternatives for esports and we’re anticipating extra beneficial developments, solely making it greater. It certainly has been a fantastic 12 months for Indian esports,” Suji added.
“We welcome the appointment of MeitY as a nodal ministry for on-line gaming. A uniform central regulation for on-line ability gaming has been a long-standing demand of the business and this step will hopefully result in a progressive regulatory framework underpinned by client welfare. It will assist additional develop the business and make on-line gaming a cornerstone of Digital India,” says Roland Landers, CEO, All India Gaming Federation. “We additionally welcome the transfer to have MYAS regulate esports as a part of multi sports activities occasions. It will lastly result in the popularity of an India Esports Federation, higher guidelines and procedures for number of India groups for worldwide occasions like Asian Video games and likewise result in higher alternatives and services for our esports gamers on par with different sportspersons.”
Founder & CEO, Revenant Esports, Rohit Jagasia, opined, “Right this moment might be mentioned to be the best day in Indian Esports historical past. The collective efforts of your complete gaming fraternity together with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and sports activities have lastly reaped its rewards. We are able to now proudly take into account Esports a reliable sport in India.”
Ex-esports athlete, Animesh Agarwal, who’s now the Founder & CEO, 8bit Creatives feels, “Your entire Esports fraternity in India shall be rejoicing with this welcome information which has actually been a results of the gaming neighborhood’s collective efforts spanning over the previous few years. Esports have already been thought of as a medal sport within the Olympics and Asian video games and this information will additional increase the game within the nation because it was lengthy overdue.”