With the increased penetration of smartphones and the internet revolution brought in by Reliance Jio, online gaming in India has recently witnessed a revolution. To further assert this narrative, Paytm’s online gaming platform, Paytm First Games launched the Gamestat 2019 report.
According to the report, the total time spent on Paytm First Games app by users stood at 7700 years. Out of more than 200 games on the platform, Paytm First said that users were most engaged with Rummy, First Captains, and other Battle Center games.
Paytm First Games, in the report, highlighted that 45 Mn new users were added to the online gaming platform in 2019.
Winning Big With Online Gaming
During 2019, Paytm First Games users won a total of INR 485.16 Cr. Interestingly, a single user won more than INR 12 Cr by just playing games on the Paytm First Games in the span of 12 months.
Among the users playing Rummy, a single gamer snooped around INR 80 Lakhs from the online gaming platform. The report also highlighted that a majority of the Rummy players joined the platform from Uttar Pradesh (UP), which accounted for 12.36% users. UP was followed by West Bengal and Rajasthan, which accounted for 9.9% and 9.09% Rummy players on Paytm First.
First Captains, Paytm First’s fantasy game, which lets users select the captain for their cricket or kabaddi teams, was played by users for a total of 2,842,992 hours. Besides popular leagues like the Indian Premier League (IPL), Cricket World Cup 2019, users also tried their luck in the Kabaddi Championship 2019.
This fantasy game emerged as the most popular among gamers from the West Bengal, which accounted for 13.43% of total First Captains users. West Bengal was followed by UP and Delhi with 12.31% and 9.02% participation.
Another popular game, which Paytm First Games users enjoyed playing on the platform, was Trivia. Out of the total 45.5 Cr questions asked, Paytm First Games users were able to get 65.5% right. According to the reports, the users loved to play Trivia questions from Cricket, Bollywood, and General Knowledge categories.
Interestingly, giving answers to Trivia’s question was enjoyed the most from users belonging to Delhi. The capital city was followed by UP and Maharashtra.
Paytm had launched Gamepind in February 2018 and rebranded it in June 2019 to add the service under its paid subscription plan, Paytm First. Recently, the platform has raised an additional $20 Mn from Alibaba’s AGTech and Paytm’s parent company One97 Communications.