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India Online Poker Championship 2022 All Set to Begin From Jan 20

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Quadrific Media Private Limited is roaring back with its 12th edition of India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) this month. The 18-day long series will commence from January 20 and is scheduled to go on till February 06 with a whopping 30 Crore GTD.

IOPC first started in 2015 with just 6.5 Lacs in GTD, today it is 30 CR which shows huge growth. Over 4000 players played the last edition and the winner of the crown took home 57 lakhs. This year,the leading online poker tournament will bring back the best from previous iterations and add a little something on top, including the biggest leaderboard in the country. With promises of gold crowns and hefty paychecks, players will have the opportunity to grab a new title every day.

This 12th edition of IOPC will host 116 events in total across 18 days, with buy-ins from just 500 with tournaments. The Champion of the IOPC Main Event will be rewarded with a 24 K Gold Medallion with diamond studs crown and jaw-dropping amount of up to INR 3.5 Crore GTD.

Speaking about his views on the announcement, Mr. Amin Rozani, Group CEO of Quadrific Media Pvt Ltd said, “Strategy games that are tactical and skill-based like Poker are spearheading the online gaming ecosystem for the past few years and we are excited to announce the 12th edition of our flagship tournament, India Online Poker Championship. The game inspires millions of intellectuals who can apply their skill set and knowledge in the best interest of the game and win high-end prizes”.

While leveraging the upward growth of the Indian online gaming sector and the increasing pool of active poker players and the poker gaming community, IOPC is dedicated to providing a seamless and fair-gaming experience to its Indian community.

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Second Edition of National Poker Series is Back

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National Poker Series India is back with its 2nd edition in 2022. PokerBaazi.com will continue as the hosting partner for the NPS. The series, scheduled to begin from March 6, has announced a prize pool of 18.5 crores for 84 tournaments across 15 days. 

With 252 medals on the line to be awarded to podium finishers in all 84 tournaments and three NPS Podium medals for the three finishers with the highest medal tallies, this year’s National Poker Series will yet again have Golden Rush as one of its marquee events. Additionally, NPS Podium finishers will get to play the world’s biggest international poker event in Las Vegas, USA. The qualifier tournaments, also known as satellite tournaments, have already commenced from January 15, 2022, paving a path to play and win tickets to NPS events. 

On this announcement, Navkiran Singh, the founder & CEO of Baazi Games (parent group of PokerBaazi.com), said, “We are proud to once again host the National Poker Series. After the huge success of its first season, which saw a record-breaking entry from across the demographics and geographies, we are all excited and set to welcome the new players with the launch of the second edition of NPS. This series is all about establishing poker as a sport in India while unveiling the hidden poker talent this country has to offer.” Last year saw players participating from 20 states with Maharashtra leading the medal tally with 44 medals followed by Delhi and Haryana with 37 and 18 medals, respectively.

Taking the legacy forward, this year’s edition will see #IndiaKhelegaPoker as its theme, calling out the poker enthusiasts across the country to celebrate the game and fight for glory. 

The tournament series offers both new and experienced poker players an equal chance to win gold, silver, and bronze medals, as well as the renowned title of national poker gold medalist. This one-of-a-kind digital gaming experience seeks to transform and uplift the poker ecosystem in terms of scale and talent in the online gaming sphere in India. 

The first edition of the National Poker Series was hosted in June 2021 which experienced great success with over 83,000 entries across 64 tournaments. The 2022 edition will take it a notch higher with ‘India Khelega Poker’, making it an aspirational and seasonal event for players and fans to look forward to.  

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Ebullient Gaming Collaborates with AKEF to Boost Gaming Ecosystem

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Ebullient Gaming have exclusively joined hands with the AKEF to manage and accelerate the growth of around 24 big gaming talents from their talent roster of Sigma Gaming which has a massive viewership of 10 million plus on a monthly average. 

AKEF PLAY PVT LTD is one of the largest gaming communities in Kerala. Having started as a niche platform, with an aim to provide better exposure to the gamers from the state, AKEF has grown into a strong community of one lakh-plus that not only provides support to serious gamers but also goes beyond esports and look into talent and event management. And now, through this partnership with Ebullient Gaming will be focusing on building a robust gaming ecosystem and leveraging the brand value of gaming influencers and the esports athletes of Sigma Gaming with their efficient talent management services.

“We have a community made up of the gamers, by the gamers for the need in the gaming ecosystem. Ebullient Gaming, being a front-runner in the gaming talent management sector, will provide enormous opportunities for our hidden talents in Kerala to come to the limelight. With a common vision, we are entitled to give maximum support and act as a catalyst to bridge the gap between budding talents and brands. With this partnership, we aim to create national footprints for ourselves as well as our players and creators,” said Amal Arjun, Director of AKEF. 

Ebullient Gaming, an influencer marketing and management agency—led by Anirudh Nagpal, co-founder and CEO, and Aman Garg, co-founder and COO—envisions the growth of the esports & gaming industry while being one of the enablers in the process. The agency has created an influencer marketing roadmap for many gaming talents in the past with the association of some of the top international brands such as NBA, Gillette, One Plus, Huawei and many more. 

Sharing the excitement on their latest partnership, Anirudh Nagpal, Co-Founder and CEO of Ebullient Gaming, said: “We have always strived to provide the best talent management services to our gaming influencers, helping them financially to succeed in their gaming career. Being an agency that excels in planning talent needs, an event arm, and a creative agency vertical that works with the biggest brands and talents in gaming, we are extremely delighted to have an exclusive association with AKEF and look forward to offering a stabilised career to big gaming talents from Sigma Gaming. With a common vision of helping gaming streamers to flourish and achieve greater traction in the ecosystem, this association will surely reach its ultimate fruition. The partnership will help AKEF to expand even more and we can explore deeper bonds in the southern part of India as an agency.”

“The Indian esports market is expected to triple in size by 2025, from Rs 250 crore today, to Rs 1,100 crore, representing a compounded annual growth rate of 46 percent, demonstrating how quickly esports is growing in India” added Aman Garg, Co-founder and COO, Ebullient Gaming. 

AKEF has so far conducted more than 200 competitions across various games like Clash of Clans, FIFA, BGMI, Call of Duty and Pro Evolution Soccer. With a huge number of talented streamers, it also organises community tournaments regularly and acts as a talent incubator. 

Krishna Narayan, who heads Brand Partnerships at Ebullient Gaming said, “This is going to be a fantastic collaboration. It will benefit both gaming companies and will create several prospects for future collaborations. Working on this project will be terrific.”

As per the mandate, Ebullient Gaming will handle queries and concerns of all the gamers, ensuring that they have a pleasant and smooth experience in their upcoming opportunities.

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EGGLIA Rebirth Releasing This February

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Designed by Shinichi Kameoka and Koji Tsuda, the iconic artists responsible for creating the art style on the popular Secret of Mana series, EGGLIA: Rebirth is the brand new Nintendo Switch version of Brownies’ popular smartphone game, EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap, expertly optimised for Switch. EGGLIA: Rebirth provides players with updated visuals, graphics and mechanics, as well as introducing bags of new content, new unique characters and exciting additional missions.

Players will explore the land of Egglia as Chabo, a redcap who must navigate the world, hunting monsters for experience and gathering resources using a turn-based dice combat system. Players will uncover a series of mythical eggs that can be hatched to unlock different lands of the world of Egglia to explore and gather materials to grow their village and build homes for the host of characters they meet during the story. These homes can be upgraded and furnished with numerous fun decorations allowing players to customize and decorate as desired to create their own unique worlds.

“It’s wonderful to be able to bring the world of EGGLIA to Nintendo Switch,” said Shinichi Kameoka, President and CEO of Brownies. “Particularly in this iconic year for us at Brownies, which marks the 10th anniversary of the studio, and my 30th year working in game development. EGGLIA: Rebirth is a symbol of our own rebirth: the first game to be published by Brownies, as well as our 10th anniversary title. 

“We hope everyone enjoys the new world of Egglia, which has been reborn while keeping all the things we loved about the original game. We believe that the large amount of additional content will be enjoyed by both those who played the smartphone version and those who are new to the world of Egglia. We developed this game with the hope that it would be a place for our players to “go home” to, and help  players recharge at the end of a busy day. We hope you will pick it up and try it for yourself!”

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