Paytm First Games, the country’s leading gaming destination, announced that it’s recently concluded e-sports tournament ‘Clash Royale’ witnessed participation from more than 11,000 gamers across India. With this, the company has set a new record as organizing the biggest Clash Royale tournament in India so far. Kirit Kumar Anantroa Ramchadrani, popularly known as ‘Sandrin’ from Gujarat has won this championship and received the prize money of Rs. 1,40,000.
The second position has been secured by Karan Pal Singh, known as ‘ABR’ from Gurugram, who won the prize money of Rs. 70,000. Other winners have been given prize money in the range of Rs. 5,000 – 40,000, along with Paytm First Games vouchers. The Esports tournament was held from April 10th to 13th and participants from different corners of India competed to win a prize pool of Rs. 4 lakhs.
The finals of the tournament were streamed live on Paytm First Games’ youtube channel and was watched by over 70,000 users. The total viewing time of the finals by all the viewers equaled more than 1800 hours of viewing time. Developed & published by Supercell, Clash Royale is an extremely popular game across the world and can be played live by two or four players (1v1 or 2v2 format). The tournament was organized in an online, single-elimination format and featured all the top Clash Royale players in India.
Sudhanshu Gupta, COO, Paytm First Games said, “We’re off to a flying start in E-sports with the Clash Royale tournament as the participation we received has been nothing short of staggering. We had planned to host the tournament with only 500 players but owing to the overwhelming response we extended the registrations and eventually received over 11,000 participants. The final event was streamed live in Paytm Inbox and our apps and garnered over 70,000 viewers. We are thrilled with these new milestones and will continue to innovate and bring bigger and better experiences for our gamers. ”
Paytm First Games is already India’s fastest-growing gaming destination and sees more than half a million daily active gamers on the platform, spending anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes. It has witnessed 200 percent growth in the last one month, with over 75,000 new users joining the platform every day.