Gaming has become an important part of our life in the 21st century and India is rapidly evolving in this sector and to talk on this we have Mr Tarun Gupta, Founder, Ultimate Battle.
If you are unaware of Ultimate Battle, it is India’s first-ever one-stop online esports platform that focusses on design, develop, and deliver unparalleled competitive gaming experiences for gamers, the Esports community, and millions of esports fans around the world via esports tournaments and industry-leading content production.
Here are some questions we asked him on various aspects and here’s what he had to say:
- Growth of Esports overall & in times of pandemic on the platform
Esports has seen decent growth over a few years, and we are also seeing Indian Gamers set their footprints on the global esports scene. The overall growth of the esports industry has been phenomenal in 2020. During the Pandemic, esports got much-needed exposure and it seems that it is slowly heading towards the mainstream. We have witnessed the numbers increase dramatically and Gaming is now being considered as a viable career option by Gaming enthusiasts.
- Mission and Vision of India’s first-ever homegrown One-Stop Online Esports Platform
Ultimate Battle’s mission is to build a platform that house gaming communities of popular Esports Game Titles and enables organized competitive gameplay for gamers for award and recognition.
At its core, Ultimate Battle’s vision is to provide the gaming community with an ecosystem that becomes a one-stop experience for Gamers. Besides Gameplay, Ultimate Battle offers multiple engagement fronts to our gamers in the form of Social Networking, AIEL (Esports League), News Portal, and The Game Shop.
- The idea behind creating a 360-degree platform for gaming enthusiasts – Esports Titles Tournaments, E-commerce portal & Gaming & esports news
The purpose of creating a 360-degree platform for gamers is to give the gaming community something that is not just limited to gameplay but also forays into other aspects of the requirements of a gamer making Ultimate Battle a one-stop experience. The platform blends gameplay with social networking, news, and online game store beautifully to enhance the overall user experience.
- How technology has helped the growth of Ultimate Battle?
It is needless to say that it is Technology, be it in the form of connectivity, advanced games, hardware, or platform, which is fueling and shaping the growth of Esports. The very foundation of the Ultimate Battle platform lies in how technology has been used to create this unique experience for gamers.
India’s increasing smartphone penetration & cheap data prices will take esports to another level altogether. High bandwidth capabilities of 5G powered wireless connectivity coupled with cloud gaming will also ride the next wave of esports penetration in India.
- Some thoughts on how the pandemic has changed the gaming industry?
During the pandemic, everyone was restricted to their homes and was seeking avenues for entertainment and engagement. Esports gaming which was still in its nascent stage received a huge surge during this time. We’ve witnessed a 2.5-times rise in online events being conducted. Esports got the much-needed exposure and it seems that it is slowly beginning to head towards the mainstream. Esports is also now being considered as a viable career option by Gaming enthusiasts.
- Future plans of Ultimate battle.
The biggest highlight of the year will be the launch of the 2021 ALL India Esports League, which is expected to go on the floor very soon. The League will feature some of the Top Esports Game titles along with Chess. In addition to this, we expect to add more games to the platform. We are also looking at introducing some great social networking features that will allow users to engage with the community in a better way.