Rooter steps into gaming and eSports, witnesses 50k+ game streamers on the app

Rooter, one of India’s biggest Sports Community Platform features personalizing sports content and is giving a voice to millions of fans across sports and gaming. So, it has stepped its foot into gaming and eSports by encouraging game streamers on the app and they now have as many as 50k+ game streamers.

The app wants to follow the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan, a vision by PM Narendra Modi, which indeed is a great feat by this home-grown platform. Rooter was started back in 2016 by Piyush and Dipesh Agarwal and have raised funds from PayTM, IeAD Fund, Venture Catalysts, Anthill Ventures, Boman Irani and a number of angel investors.

Rooter steps into gaming and eSports, witnesses 50k+ game streamers on the app

Here lies the press release for more information:

New Delhi, August 10, 2020: With the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent nationwide lockdown driving an unprecedented inclination towards gaming as an engaging distraction for the masses, India’s biggest sports community platform Rooter launched a revolutionary gaming and eSports streaming feature on its app early in May. Developed internally within just 4-5 weeks of the lockdown, the streaming tool allows users to stream any game through the mobile app as well as from their PCs with best-in-category audio-video quality and features.

A report by Publicis Groupe India stated that between March 1-21, gaming saw a 41% increase in time spent. Having already built a huge community of sports fans and sports influencers in India, Rooter’s approach towards the eSports market was to build one of the country’s biggest community of gamers as well. Therefore, soon after its foray in the segment, the platform onboarded 50000+ promising gaming streamers from the country, adding more than 1.8 to 2 million downloads on Rooter app in less than a month since streaming launch and driving to become the category leader for gaming community in India.

One of the key differentiators in Rooter’s growth in the gaming space has been its focus on the south Indian market. The platform onboarding almost all the prominent gaming streamers from the region and is in the process of getting more than 50% of new users from the south of India. With a lot of its existing streamers also hailing from Hindi speaking belts of the country, it gives an impetus to Rooter’s vision to be positioned as one of India’s successful homegrown apps fulfilling PM Modi’s ambitious Atmanirbhar Bharat plan.

Rooter steps into gaming and eSports, witnesses 50k+ game streamers on the app

Now, with the platform successfully managing to scale on the back of its great tech infrastructure, Rooter is planning to launch multiple layers of features on the app to create a broader community of gamers. This will enable anyone from the community to host tournaments on the app.

Meanwhile, the other popular games available on Rooter are Free Fire, PUBG, PUBG Lite, Call of Duty out of which Free Fire has the maximum number of steamers from India on Rooter. In this space, Even though Rooter is competing against a Chinese app called Nimo TV and Indian contenders like Rheo TV and Loco, the platform has managed to grow faster than most of them in past one month. With this unprecedented growth of gaming on the platform in addition to sports engagement, the average time spend on the Rooter app is nearing 20 mins, making it one of the most viral products in this space. That said, the platform is aiming to have a 5 million monthly user base by the time IPL begins in mid-September.

Speaking on the growing success of the new feature, Piyush, Founder of Rooter said, “The pandemic gave us a wonderful opportunity to prepone our eSports and gaming plan and launch our tech in record time with one of the best features in terms of scale and experience. So, far we have been successfully creating a community in sports and now progressing to make it big in the gaming space. This has helped us in positioning Rooter as one of the most sought after content platforms in India, which is entertaining a diverse audience of gamers and sports fans in the country largely between the age-group of 16 to 30 years old. Now that the IPL has also been announced, Rooter being the only user-generated content platform in India’s audio and video segment foresees a massive growth approaching in the third quarter of 2020.”

Rooter, which literally means a ‘Sports Fan’, was founded by Piyush and Dipesh Agarwal in 2016. Its core objective was to connect fans, thereby building a strong community. The platform was largely built around Live Sports Gaming during its infancy before it pivoted to content. In a span of four years, it has cemented its stance as the only Indian Sports Platform, which comprises content developed by users and professionals.

Want to join Rooter? Visit: https://rooter.io/

Do check out:

😎TechnoSports-stay UPDATED😎

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Raunak Saha
A cs engineer by profession but foodie from heart. I am tech lover guy who has a passion for singing. Football is my love and making websites is my hobby.

Related Articles

ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 with new AMD Ryzen 4000U APUs now available via Amazon India

The Taiwanese OEM is on a spree to bring new and powerful laptops in India when they are really needed by the...

Jio gains more subscribers in June despite the pandemic: TRAI

Reliance Jio has the only overall 4G network in the country which seems to be growing rapidly even though its been few...

Hagerty partners with Google Flutter to launch the ultimate car valuation app

The second-generation Hagerty app allows users to look up values of collector cars and track auctions in real time

Stay Connected

13,642FansLike
354FollowersFollow
74FollowersFollow

Hot Topics

Mountain Dew® teams up with fan-favorite PUBG MOBILE to unlock best-in-class gaming experiences

Fuel your path to winner, winner chicken dinner with ice cold Mountain Dew New Delhi, September 24, 2020 –...

PUBG Ban in India is going to last for now

Maximum of the Indian youths are still waiting for the unban of PUBG Mobile. Earlier, there was news in the market saying...

PUBG may relaunch in India with the help of Jio

PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite were banned in India along with 116 other applications, having a direct or indirect connection with...

Latest Articles

Realme launches world’s first SLED 4K Smart TV

Great news comes from Realme, as it is ready to introduce with world's first SLED Smart TV. The company has released a...

ASUS VivoBook Ultra 15 with new AMD Ryzen 4000U APUs now available via Amazon India

The Taiwanese OEM is on a spree to bring new and powerful laptops in India when they are really needed by the...

FIFA 21: Here are all the new stadiums available in Volta football

EA Sports introduced Volta football in FIFA 20. They have decided to continue the street football mode in FIFA 21 as well.

FIFA 21: New celebrations tutorial in full

EA Sports has already announced the global release date of FIFA 21. It will hit the shelves worldwide on 9th October. Sadly,...

Nier Replicant is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Yesterday, Square Enix announced the release date of Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139 at the Tokyo Game Show, and it is set to release...

Trending

1xBet App Download Mobile APK for Android and iOS

Imagine the punter's paradise: place where odds are always high, girls are always hot, sports line is even wider then you can...

Top 7 AMD Ryzen 4000H powered Gaming Laptops in India 2020

These days AMD Ryzen 4000H gaming processors are trending in the mobile market and people have gone crazy for these gaming laptops....

How to watch Live TV channels for free on your Android TV

Android TVs are getting more and more popular these days as they give you the flexibility to choose your content by your...

Top 8 AMD Ryzen 4000U powered Laptops in India 2020

This year, AMD has taken the world by storm with its new Ryzen 4000 APUs, introducing Zen 2 based on 7nm to...

Featured

Realme launches world’s first SLED 4K Smart TV

Great news comes from Realme, as it is ready to introduce with world's first SLED Smart TV. The company has released a...

FIFA 21: Here are all the new stadiums available in Volta football

EA Sports introduced Volta football in FIFA 20. They have decided to continue the street football mode in FIFA 21 as well.

FIFA 21: New celebrations tutorial in full

EA Sports has already announced the global release date of FIFA 21. It will hit the shelves worldwide on 9th October. Sadly,...

Nier Replicant is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Yesterday, Square Enix announced the release date of Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139 at the Tokyo Game Show, and it is set to release...