Somaiya Vidyavihar University will be the first Indian University to have an Esports Arena – As per the latest announcement, Mobile Global Esports will collaborate with Somaiya Vidyavihar University to give shape to the first-ever professional esports arena in India. The growth of esports in India is undoubtedly seeing a boom in recent times. This partnership comes at a time when Indian esports platforms are trying their best to unleash the potential in competitive gaming at hand.
Esports players across various titles are representing India globally, the recent one was in Commonwealth Esports Championship, where the Indian Esports team took home the bronze medal in DOTA 2. This instilled faith in players and esports organizations regarding the future of India in esports, only if utilized properly. Taking it a step further, both parties look forward to building the nation’s first-ever professional esports arena which will have a sizeable live audience seating capacity. Additionally, Somaiya Vidyavihar University will be the first University to have an Esports Arena in India.
Commenting about the same, Sunny Bhandarkar, CEO, of MOGO Esports said, “This is a big day for all Esports lovers in India. We are happy to announce that we are the first ones to build an arena dedicated to Esports. We would also like to thank the management of Somaiya Vidyavihar University, especially the sports director for taking this step with us. Since the beginning, our focus was creating a platform for students who could choose Esports as a career and we have been constantly working towards it. This is a new dawn and we hope to see many more universities take the same approach. We have also joined hands with SVU to start an eSports academy with qualified eSports coaches. This will commence in November 2022.”
He further said, “We also recently announced Call of Duty tournament and the winner of the same would get a whopping One Million Rupees. Hopefully, in the next season, we will conduct the national level of this tournament in the upcoming MoGo SVU esports arena.” Also, MOGO is the first Esports company in India that has been listed on NASDAQ and raised around Rs 55 crore.
Aazaz Khan, the Director of Somaiya Sports Academy of Somaiya Vidyavihar University said, “We are excited for this venture with Mobile Global eSports Inc. Somaiya has always been a pioneer when it comes to holistic education through sports and sports infrastructure has been one of the main focus for us. eSports is the fastest growing sport in the world and requires utmost skill, it was an axiomatic decision to go forward and create the eSports facility with MoGo. We look forward to making Somaiya an eSports hub.”