As the gaming ecosystem grows at a fast pace in India, there is general curiosity about what it takes to be a top gamer. There is also a fascination with the lives of the best players. It is a subject and an idea worth exploring. And that’s what the popular OTT MX Player platform will do.
He came up with a new web series, player’s lair, which explores India’s gaming ecosystem through anecdotal first-person experiences. Created by MX Studios, player’s lair will shed light on the lives and achievements of players. The idea is to inspire and influence viewers to look beyond traditional careers and professional opportunities.
player’s lair will begin streaming from September 30th on MX Player.
5-episode series about India’s best players
According to a statement from the platform, the series spanned 5 episodes and will give viewers an insight into the lives of top award-winning players. Players include Red Bull Player Ankit Panth, aka V3nom, Saloni, aka Meow16k, Amit Thakur, aka Fa2, RishabKaranwala, aka Rakazone, and gaming commentator and player Ocean Sharma.
player’s lair traces the evolution of the gaming industry through these five gaming personalities and their journey so far. It gives the audience the opportunity to understand the realities of the games and the players behind their virtual avatars.
The Indian online gaming industry is growing at a rate of 30% per year and the users have also grown exponentially. By 2025, there will be around 657 million users.
Suresh Menon, Director of Content and Creative at MX Studios, said: “At MX, we have created a unique series around 5 renowned players, showcasing their struggles and determination to succeed in a very competitive universe. These award-winning esports players present the realities of gaming to inspire aspiring gamers to take up gaming as an alternative career and give viewers an insider’s view of India’s thriving gaming community.”
Filmed in real-life locations, the series explores an emerging content genre, thus attracting a distinct new target group, the platform said.
According to a recent study by KPMG, the total revenue generated by gaming companies in the country was approximately Rs 13,600 crore last year. This is expected to grow further to Rs 29,000 crore in the next two to three years. The study also said that the number of mobile gamers in the country will grow by more than 50%.