Delhi just witnessed India’s first government-backed eSports event: The India Gaming Show, 2017. The 4-day event was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry at Pragati Maidan from 2nd to 5th February.
With agendas such as Gaming Tournaments and Cosplays, the IGS had something for everyone. The Gaming Tournaments, particularly, saw the coming together of some of the best teams on the Indian eSports scene. The event hosted tournaments of DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and FIFA 17 among others.
Apart from the tournaments and cosplays, the event was responsible for bringing together the biggest Japanese and Korean gaming companies on Indian soil. With names like Sony, Sega, Konami and Square Enix from Japan and Tritone, Rhaon and Zepetto from Korea, it truly was a great first edition of IGS 2017.
We would love to see this event continue. The India Gaming Show 2017 has started a trend that we hope will grow in the years to come.