Online gaming platforms in India see strong traction

iGaming in India surges as individuals are taking social distancing measures very seriously

With people in self-quarantine in order to prevent the spread of the novel corona virus, online gaming companies in India are witnessing a significant increase in the number of users on their platforms.

The Hindu has been informed that over the past week, there has been about a 10 percent gain in the number of concurrent users on their platform.

Between March 2 and March 18, MPL (Mobile Premier League), a mobile e-sports platform saw a 400 per cent increase in the number of daily game plays for the WCC (World Cricket Championship) game.

Social gaming platform, Hello Play, run by Mech Mocha, a Bengaluru-based company, also saw a 15 percent increase in the time spent per daily active user, the newspaper reports.

Sudhir Kamath, CEO and co-founder of 9stacks. Sudhir Kamath, CEO and co-founder of 9stacks.

“Usually evenings/nights are the busiest times for us, but in the last few days we’re seeing more people playing during the day as well,” Sudhir Kamath, CEO and co-founder of 9stacks, an online poker platform, told the newspaper.

Additionally, another online poker website Adda52, witnessed a rise in the average time spent by users on their platform which spiked by 18 percent over the past couple of weeks. The number of daily active users also grew 12 percent since March 10.

This scenario has perked up the interest of investors and in order to keep users engaged, companies are coming up with added new features on their online platforms.

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