India's first online gaming academy launched in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh is launching its first online gaming industry "MP State Esports Academy".
An Overview of the News
The Academy aims to provide a platform for aspiring gaming and esports professionals to advance their skills and reach a professional level.
MP Junior Esports Championship
"MP Junior Esports Championship" is a 10-day talent hunt tournament from 27th July to 7th August.
It is exclusively for e-sports enthusiasts in the age group of 12 to 17 years.
The tournament provides a platform for young participants to engage, compete and showcase their gaming skills.
Inclusive Selection Procedure
80% seats in the academy are reserved for gamers from Madhya Pradesh.
The remaining 20% seats are open to enthusiastic gamers from across India.
The selection process is open to all, giving a fair chance to the participants to compete for admission.
Combination of tradition and innovation
MP State Esports Academy aims to promote the sport represented in the Asian Games and Olympics.
It seeks to integrate traditional and modern sports while providing opportunities in both emerging esports and traditional sports.
Government Sponsored Excellence
Selected eSports athletes will receive 12 months of intensive coaching and high-quality eSports education.
The coaching and education is fully funded by the government, with an aim to nurture and groom talented sportspersons.
Exports in India: Growing Recognition and Growth Projections
With its inclusion as a medal sport in the Asian Games 2022 and a pilot program in the Commonwealth Games 2022, eSports is gaining recognition in India.
The gaming industry in India is expected to grow four-fold to reach Rs 1,100 crore by 2025.
India's potential as a lucrative market for eSports has attracted major gaming companies from around the world.
Due to its increasing popularity, global players are looking for opportunities and investing in Indian e-sports.
Sports minister of Madhya Pradesh: Yashodhara Raje Scindia
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