With Odisha Government extending all support and the Capital City laced with all facilities for sports, Bhubaneswar has been chosen for e-Sports. (JTS) Co-Founder Tushar Singh Rathore said that e-Sports is a form of competition with the use of video games particularly between professional players, conducted individually or as teams.
These tournaments are often broadcast online and on TV and have commentary just like actual games of Cricket, Football etc.
The increasing availability of online streaming media platforms, particularly YouTube and Twitch, have become central to the growth and promotion of e-Sports competitions. In 2019, it is estimated that the total audience of e-Sports will grow to 454 million viewers.
JTS has conducted events in Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi in the past, and e-Sports has turned out to be a very popular sport in these metro cities. Youngsters are very much aware of the career opportunities in this sector and that reflects in their participation in previous tourneys.
JTS has also in mind cities such as Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh and a few more. But immense support and encouragement provided from Odisha Government to promote this sports have helped it in picking Bhubaneswar. Rathore said this city has a lot of potentials and the government bodies are giving huge support in identifying talents and to promote this amazing sport.
As the e-Gaming industry is growing at a faster rate throughout the globe, in India there are many local societies and startups who keep on organizing such activities at City level. Many activities have been done in cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore also.
“We at Just Think Sports have also done a chain of events in Delhi in last six months,” Rathore said adding, “This time it was decided to take it on a bigger platform to create awareness about this online sports at the national level.”JTS hosted over 35 events in Delhi and curated two national events. It also works with almost all the major FIFA gaming title players in the country.