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Nazara to invest $20 million into new eSports league for India

Nazara to invest $20 million into new eSports league for India

Indian mobile games publisher Nazara Games has revealed plans to invest $20 million to develop an eSports league for India.

The league will be operated as a 100%-owned subsidiary of Nazara. The company is committed to investing and growing the league over the next five years.

It is expected to have six teams to a league, running two seasons a year. Initial leagues will focus on PC titles DOTA 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive, though given Nazara's background a mobile eSports league is certainly a possibility.

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"We are excited to provide Indian eSports enthusiasts with a solid and player/community orientated eSports ecosystem, in which players can thrive, improve their skills and become top competitors at an international level," said Manish Agarwal, CEO of Nazara Games.

"This platform will provide very extensive and exciting coverage of the Indian eSports landscape and will allow fans to track the careers and professional achievements of their eSport idols on a daily basis."

Nazara Games generated revenues of $32.6 million for its 2015-16 financial period, making the eSports league a sizeable investment for the company.


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