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Spotlight on India

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From Monday, 9 November – Friday, 13 November, we hosted a series of international virtual events across five regions that are leading the way in Games and Esports. These events aimed to give you the opportunity to hear from some of the world’s leading Games and Esports brands as well as showcasing local studios. Below is each of the sessions that made up Spotlight on India.






Insights into Indian Esports

Speakers: Hosted by Matthew Colclough, Barclays


Nimish Raut
India Lead


Responsible for the growth of brand within India's subcontinent region. Has headed various revenue initiatives and overall operations for the mobile esports teams across all titles. Also, successfully launched the Fnatic Gear and Apparel business in India to build India's best gaming facility.


Ubisoft / University of Sunderland

Levelling up education using games

Speakers: Hosted by Giselle Stewart, Ubisoft 


Alastair Irons
Academic Dean
Faculty of Technology
University of Sunderland


His subject interests focus on digital forensics and cybersecurity. Prior to joining the University in September 2008 he worked at ONE North East, Northumbria University and ICI having moved to the north east of England from Scotland after graduating in 1984 from Edinburgh University. Alastair became a National Teaching Fellow in 2010. Alastair was a visiting scholar at the University of Cape Town in South Africa from 2013 - 2016.


Mobile Premier League Gaming (MPL)

Scaling up - Challenges and advice

Speakers: Hosted by Gavin Smith, Barclays 


Sai Srinivas
Co-founder and CEO
Mobile Premier League Gaming (MPL)


MPL is Srinivas' second successful startup after his first one Creo, a mobile hardware company, was acquired. Srinivas has always been passionate about the gaming industry, having spent his early professional days at Game Developer Zynga. He hopes to democratise esports and mobile gaming with MPL. He was named in the Entrepreneur Magazine's prestigious 35-under-35 list of achievers earlier this year.



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