Thanks to some of the cheapest data rates in the world, and the increased use of smartphones, India has seen an exponential rise in the online gaming market. Players throng online casinos like ComeOn and LeoVegas, as well as online bookmakers like betway and bet365, to get their fix of betting. The convenience of online gambling and betting is unmatched.

Along with online gambling, the increased penetration of the internet has also led to the rise of esports in India. While the esports phenomena had gripped other Asian countries like South Korea, China, and Japan during the ’90s, India was a late entrant in the esports world. The first popular multiplayer online game which became popular in India was probably Ragnarok Online by Level Up games. The game was moderately successful but inspired a new gaming culture.

The esports and gaming culture has really skyrocketed in the past few years, thanks to cheap data and affordable smartphones. Indian gaming enthusiasts are now following their favorite players on streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Let’s have a look at some of the most famous Indian game streamers.

Dynamo Gaming

Aditya Sawant started gaming at a very young age. During his childhood days, he would regularly visit gaming parlors, spending his pocket money on games. Then, at the age of 14 years, he bought his own PC and started a YouTube channel to live stream games. During the initial few years, he had only a few subscribers. But he gained popularity with the PUBG Mobile.

Dynamo Gaming
Dynamo Gaming

Today, he has close to 9 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, and millions regularly tune in to watch his live streams, which are typically an hour long. In addition to PUBG Mobile, he also enjoys playing GTA V and Dota2.

MortaL

Naman Mathur is widely regarded as India’s best PUBG Mobile player. In addition to live streaming his games, he is also a professional esports player and is the founder of Team Soul. As the in-game leader, he led his team to victory at the PUBG Mobile India Series, and the PUBG Mobile Club Open: India Split in 2019. He finished second in the `Streamer of the year´ category at the 2020 esports award, behind the Spanish streamer IBAI.

Mortal
MortaL

He regularly streamed PUBG Mobile games for his close to 6.5 million followers on YouTube, before it was banned. He now streams games like Call of Duty Mobile.

Carry Minati

Ajey Nagar, more popularly by his YouTube name Carry Minati needs no introduction. He is the most followed Indian YouTuber, with almost 28 million subscribers on his main channel, where he puts up `roast´ videos.

Carry Minati
Carry Minati

He also has a second channel on YouTube, `CarryisLive´, where he has more than 8 million subscribers, and he regularly live streams. Ajey started gaming at a very young age, dropped out of school at the age of 17, to become a full-time YouTuber and streamer. He streams a variety of games like Spiderman, Call of Duty, and GTA V.

Kronten Gaming

He is one of India’s most famous gamers, becoming popular after streaming PUBG on YouTube in 2018. 23-year-old Chetan Chandgude from Pune started his first channel by the name of Clash with Kronten for streaming Clash of Clans and received a moderate amount of success. His new channel Kronten Gaming has more than 2 million subscribers and he does daily streams of games, sometimes twice a day, of games like GTA Vice City, Dota2, and Counter-Strike.

Kronten Gaming
Kronten Gaming

Chetan also formed his own ‘clan’, known as GodL clan, and is one of the most popular clans in India. He is also the owner of GodLike esports team, which participated in the PUBG Mobile World League Season Zero, in partnership with Nova Esports.

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