Zee Digital's leading technology site, BGR.in organized BGR Gaming Awards 2021. BGR Gaming Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honors excellence| achievements in the online gaming industry.
The forum congregated other sharpest minds from the gaming, brand & technology industries along with investors and VCs sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences on spearheading the gaming revolution in India. The much-awaited BGR Awards 2021 held on 31st September 2021 was virtually hosted on BGR.in&India.com Facebook Handle, YT Channels along with Live Streaming (OTT Platform) – Watcho.
Recent research by KPMG foresees rapid change to gaming and digital media consumption, projecting global growth bouncing up to 33% to reach $25.4 billion in 2021. It shows India's soaring gaming industry is valued at $930 million and is number one in the world. The estimated number of gamers in India is 628 million. India is also one of the top five mobile gaming markets in the world, with a 13% share of global game sessions, according to a report by Deloitte India. Hence to recognize and uphold creative and technical excellence in the Indian Gaming Industry and to celebrate the very best businesses and individuals who are driving the $930 million gaming industry forward Zee Digital arranged BGR Gaming Awards 2021.
Bigger and better BGRA 2021 witnessed the presence of game developers, game players, and notable names from popular culture to celebrate and advance gaming's position as the most immersive, challenging, and inspiring form of entertainment. Industry leader Roland Landers, CEO, All India Gaming Federation was the keynote speaker who threw light on Indian Online Gaming Industry on the topic What the Future Holds. The award categories had the best from the Smartphones, PC/Consoles, and Hardware.
Along with the awards the event also had a conclave which comprised of 3 Sessions on various related topics and was addressed by eminent personas from the technology and gaming industry. The first session was on Innovations in Gaming Infrastructure in India by panelists Anand Subramanya, Director Product Marketing, Consumer and Small Business, Dell Technologies, and Sreeram Reddy Vanga, Founder, Innopark India Pvt.Ltd. The 2nd session was on Business of Gamification: Engagement and Monetisation in E-Commerce and payments addressed by Varun Ganjoo, Co-Founder & Marketing Director, Baazi Games, and Gaurav Verma, Director, User Growth, Games 24X7. Panelists Naman Jhawar, SVP, Strategy & Operations, MPL, Khalid Wani, Director Sales, Western Digital, Madhav Seth, CEO, RealMe India and Gautam Pillai, Vice President, NextGen spoke on 5G and Innovations in devices and smartphone technology will revolutionize Gaming in India.
The event also witnessed 7 different workshops on interesting topics attended by the most renowned and popular gamers of India like THE RawKneea.k.a Rony Dasgupta, TOTAL GAMING a.k.aAjjubhai, MAGSPLAY a.k.aMansai Gupta, MYTHPAT a.k.aMithileshPatankar, TECHNO GAMERZ a.k.a Ujjwal Chaurasia, GAMERFLEET a.k.aAnshu Bisht and DESI GAMERS a.k.a Amit Sharma.
Commenting on the initiative, Shridhar Mishra, SVP & Head of Digital Monetization, Zee Media Corporation Limited said, “COVID-19 has made the consumers turn to online gaming platforms in the scarcity of entertainment choices during lockdown. 45 percent of the Indian population is estimated to be playing games on their cell phones enabling India's soaring gaming industry’s valuation at $930 million making it the number one in the world. Hence, we felt the need to celebrate the people who have delighted the world of gaming through their invaluable contributions & achievements through BGR Gaming Awards 2021. We are overwhelmed with the phenomenal response that we have received from our users and the industry leaders. I would personally like to congratulate each of the winners for their contributions and wholeheartedly extend warm regards to the esteemed guests.
BGR Awards 2021 Winners List
MOBILE – Winners
Best Animation: Call Of Duty
GAME OF THE YEAR: Ludo King
BEST DESIGNED GAME: Call Of Duty
MOST POPULAR GAME IN INDIA: Candy Crush
BEST GAME DEVELOPER: King
BEST ACTION GAME: Pubg
BEST GAMEPLAY:Free Fire
BEST REAL MONEY GAME:Dream 11
BEST GAMING PROCESSOR: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
BEST PAYMENT GATEWAY: Gpay
BEST CRYPTO CURRENCY: Binance
PC/ CONSOLES Winners
BEST ANIMATION: Spiderman Miles Morales
GAME OF THE YEAR: Spiderman Miles Morales
BEST DESIGNED GAME: Call of duty: war zone
BEST GAME DEVELOPER: CD Projekt.
ACTION GAME OF THE YEAR: Call of duty: war zone
MOST POPULAR GAME IN INDIA: GTA V
BEST GAMEPLAY: Spiderman Miles Morales
BEST GAMING PROCESSOR: Intel
Gamer of the Year: TECHNO GAMERZ a.k.a Ujjwal Chaurasia
BEST GAMING SMARTPHONE:realme GT
BEST GAMING TWS:realme Buds Pro
BEST GAMING HEADPHONES:Razer Blackshark V2
BEST GAMING ACCESSORY:realme Mobile Game Controller
BEST GAMING LAPTOP:ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401