Esports In India: Market Landscape Report 2020

The online gaming industry in India is on the cusp of a major shift, evolving from casual mobile games to competitive esports and professional video gaming. With competitions and tournaments across games and titles, the esports market is a vibrant mix of new and old gamers as well as professionals and amateurs alike.

The popularity of games such as PUBG Mobile, Clash of Clans and others has brought esports to the mainstream in India. “Esports In India: Market Landscape Report, 2020” maps the potential of this burgeoning industry, the total addressable market, the competitive landscape, the funding outlook, emerging opportunities for investors and startups and more.

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Esports In India: Market Landscape Report 2020

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Key Highlights

17 Mn

Estimated Number Of Esports Users In India

$68 Mn

Aggregated Revenue Of Indian Esports Startups In FY20


Growth In Prize Money In Indian Esports From 2016-2018


The Contribution To Time Spent In Esports By Those Aged 15-24

Table Of Contents

  • Scope Of The Report
  • Revenue Comparison
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Online Gaming In India: An Overview
  • India’s Esports Market
  • Total Addressable Market
  • Market Size
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Role Played By Different Entities
  • Startup Landscape
  • Startup Funding And M&A
  • Partnerships
  • Pre-Covid Scenario & Covid-19 Impact
  • Profiling Indian Gamers
  • Revenue Comparison Of Key Players
  • Growth Drivers In India’s Esports Market
  • Emerging Opportunities In India’s Esports Market
  • Challenges In India’s Esports Market
  • Future Outlook, Trends And Projections
  • Analyst Recommendations


India’s online gaming market recorded an impressive addressable base of 365 Mn gamers and created an estimated market value of $742.2 Mn in FY20. Mobile gaming contributed over 85% to this value and the revenue for online gaming startups. The growth in online gaming over the past few years can be attributed to the proliferation of smartphone users in the country, increasing internet penetration, the higher youth population and growing consumer interest in gaming thanks to the popularity of mobile games.

Esports accounted for around 4% of all online gaming users and 9.13% of aggregated revenue out of the overall online gaming market in FY20. The aggregated market revenue of the esports industry is estimated to be $68 Mn in FY20. Several opportunities have emerged in the esports industry in India in the past few years such as game streaming, esports management and social networks, live streaming from competitions and more.

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