Indiagames and the E-Sports Council of India have announced the formation of a professional gaming team - Indian Inferno.
As part of the agreement Indian Inferno will represent Indiagames in both national and international gaming tournaments. It will also conduct nationwide gaming workshops. Indiagames will in turn manage their gaming careers in terms of endorsements, providing training facilities and a platform to showcase their talent. In addition to Indian Inferno, Indiagames will support city specific gaming teams.
Team Indian Inferno comprises of Rueben Pereira, India's FIFA player. It also includes 'Counter Strike' game team led by Mikhail Mehra with Amar Ratnam, Ritesh Shah, Ben Varghese and Pranay Bhatia.
Vishal Gondal, CEO Indiagames said "This is a major step in positioning E-sports as a viable career option amongst the Indian youth. This is the first time that an Indian team will be managed at every stage of their gaming career. Amar, Ben, Mikhail, Pranay, Ritesh and Rueben are extremely talented and we are sure that with the right professional guidance and exposure, they would be able to make a mark for India on the international competitive gaming scene".