India gets its First Ever Professionally Managed Gaming Team

Just received a press release announcing the formation of India’s first ‘Gaming Team’ – “INDIAN INFERNO”

Indiagames, India’s benchmark online and mobile games company and a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games and the E-Sports Council of India announced the formation of India’s first professional gaming team – Indian Inferno.

Team Indian Inferno comprises of Rueben Pereira, India’s No.1 FIFA player and the only Indian gamer to win a medal at the World Cyber Games Asia. Indian Inferno also comprises of India’s No.1 ‘Counter Strike’ game team led by Mikhail MehraAmar Ratnam, Ritesh Shah, Ben Varghese with and Pranay Bhatia. This team won the World Cyber Games-India event in 2007 in addition to winning other gaming tournaments across India.

Some Quotes…

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”.

Says, Rueben Pereira, “I have been associated with Indiagames for a long time now and they have played a key role in supporting me and shaping my career as a competitive gamer”

Adds Mikhail Mehra, captain of the Counter Strike Team, “Being professionally managed is going to help us concentrate on improving our gaming skills, while the team atmosphere helps keep the competitive and motivational forces active”

As part of the agreement Indian Inferno will represent Indiagames in both national and international gaming tournaments as well as conduct nationwide gaming workshops for aspiring gamers. Indiagames will in turn manage their gaming careers in terms of endorsements, providing world class training facilities and a platform to showcase their talent. In addition to Indian Inferno, Indiagames also intends to support city specific gaming teams.


Indiagames Ltd is India’s benchmark mobile and online games company and a leading global mobile game publisher. The Company is engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms including Online and Mobile. Indiagames’ products are developed and published across all major technology platforms and are distributed through partnerships with mobile operators in over 75 countries.

In India, the Company also distributes games via its consumer focused website and operates a broadband Games on Demand service located at Indiagames has over 300 employees and offices in Mumbai, London, Los Angeles & Beijing. Internationally the company publishes mobile titles via its IG FUN brand. Key investors include UTV – India’s foremost Media & Entertainment Company, Adobe Inc., and Cisco Systems Inc.

Indiagames, IG FUN and Beat This are trademarks of Indiagames Ltd.

The E-Sports Council of India” (ESC-I) is a centralized administrative and governing body for the competitive gaming industry in India. Its primary objective is to plan, regulate and organize e-sports events at various levels. ESC-I is a common platform for competitive gamers, event managers and potential sponsors. Under its aegis, ESC-I will introduce scholarship programs, training for both, gamers and game officials, seminars, counseling and also organize International tournaments like WCG, WCG Asia, the national gaming league – GoD League and the Indo-Pak Cup amongst others.

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