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Top Indian Gamers meet PM Narendra Modi, Signaling Support for Booming Industry

Top Indian Gamers meet PM Narendra Modi, Signaling Support for Booming Industry

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a gaming interaction and played PC and VR games with top Indian gamers to discuss the industry growth.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met with seven of the country’s top gaming content creators. It highlights the government’s growing recognition of gaming as a major cultural and economic force. This meeting comes as India’s gaming industry experiences a surge, boasting over 450 million gamers and generating $3.1 billion in revenue for FY23. A teaser video has been posted on the official Youtube channel of PM Narendra Modi.

Top Indian Gamers meet PM Narendra Modi

The meeting included popular figures like Naman “Mortal” Mathur, Animesh “Thug” Agarwal, and Mithilesh “MythPat” Patankar. These creators expressed optimism about the Prime Minister’s plans, with some like Agarwal and Patankar taking to social media to share their excitement about potential changes on the horizon.

Mortal emphasized the importance of government support for the gaming community. He, along with Payal “Payal” Dhare, a prominent female gamer with a massive YouTube following, lauded the Prime Minister’s focus on inclusivity and recognizing the contributions of female gamers.

Check out the teaser trailer of upcoming “GAME ON FT. NAMO” Episode 1 below where top Indian gamers meet PM Narendra Modi.

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Other participants included Tirth Mehta (Asian Games medal winner), Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar (professional VALORANT esports athelete), and Anshu “GamerFleet” Bisht, who all shared their perspectives on the future of Indian gaming.

Mr Lokesh Suji, Director, Esports Federation of India & Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF):

“Meeting the Honorable Prime Minister Modi ji is a dream come true for our gamers and Esports athletes. Last year, our government recognized Esports as a sport and differentiated it from the umbrella term of online gaming. It is also encouraging that Modi ji realizes the difference between gambling, online gaming, video gaming, and Esports. I am pretty sure that with the support of our government under the leadership of Modi ji, we will be able to create enough opportunities where our Indian Esports athletes will be able to win medals, not only within India but internationally. We also look forward to Modi ji and his government’s consistent support to grow the Indian Esports ecosystem.”

Prime Minister Modi pledged his administration’s commitment to fostering the growth of the gaming and esports ecosystem. This pledge, along with projections indicating the Indian gaming market reaching Rs. 231 billion by 2025, has stakeholders eagerly awaiting the implementation of reforms that will benefit the industry.

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