Hosting, Beyond Corporates And Weddings
We spoke to India's premier Esports host, who is also hosting the BGMI master's series, Ravin Kundu about his experience of hosting India's biggest esports events
Star sports is hosting one of its kind, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) lan event on Live TV. The popularity of BGMI esports has significantly increased over time. Millions of fans go from all across India to see their favorite celebrities compete in various tournaments and scrims against the best players in the nation. Top 24 BGMI lan teams from India are competing against each other for a 1.5 crore prize pool and bagging rights of being the top team in the country.
Popular Corporate anchor Ravin Kundu, a sports presenter, auctioneer Moderator, and voice-over artist who has 12 years of hosting experience in the industry is the Official Host of the biggest Esports events in India and is about to host Bgmi master's series - First BGMI lan event on live tv (star sports),
We spoke to Kundu about his experience of hosting India's biggest esports events in this interview. Read on:
Ravin, can you talk a bit about your experience of hosting eSports events?
I hosted my first eSports event almost a decade ago called dew arena. India's largest gaming championship. Along with Dreamhack, World's biggest esports festival, Amazon game on India, and now BGMI master's series. I've witnessed the tremendous growth of the scale of the events. Every passing edition, year after year has been bigger and better than previous eSports events. And finally, an esports event livlives India's biggest sports channel says everything about the growth of the esports industry.
When one thinks about hosting as a career, corporate events and wedding events are the most common route. Can you talk about your journey to get into Sports events?
I started hosting events back in 2010 and started with traditional activations and events for corporates and brands. When the first sports event came my way, I lapped up the opportunity to mix 2 of my passions, public speaking, and sports. From different sports leagues, product launches, marathons, fight nights, store launches, media campaigns, and much more. To name some- Ultimate Karate League on Sony Ten, La Liga India launch, Kia motors OMBC FIFA world cup & Australian Open, Adidas Tango League India, S. C. Liverpool trophy, Puma urban stampeded, and recently virtual sessions with ICC cricket teams like New Zealand and Australia.
Where do you see esports events in the next 5 years?
There are no stopping eSports. with the kind of numbers of viewers and money that are flowing in the Indian esports market, it's only going to get bigger and bigger. Gaming industry news puts eSports global revenue in 2022 at $ 1 + Billion USD. By 2027, $ 2 Billion USD would be a very safe bet.
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