India Gaming Awards Categories and Jury Announced
The Indian gaming and esports ecosystem have grown over time and the industry has seen a rising impact in the country, creating buzz and new narratives. Slowly but surely the way people look at gaming is changing for the better. The India Gaming Awards, an initiative by IWM Buzz, recognizes excellence in the space and looks forward to acknowledging the best in the business. Fans and industry members will be able to vote for candidates nominated in The India Gaming Awards and pick out streamers, tournament organizers, esports athletes, and game titles that excelled in 2021.
The India Gaming Awards presented by KFC and Loco, and co-powered by MXPlayer will honor all the winners on 18th September in an award ceremony to be convened at Westin, Mumbai, India.
India Gaming Awards: Jury
The India Gaming Awards jury includes industry leaders from India, bringing their expertise to the forefront. The jury members are as follows:
Rishi Alwani - Communications Manager, Super Gaming
Dr Annurag Batra - Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BWBusinessworld
Devesh Kabdwal - CRO, BOOM Esports
Vinit Karnik - Head of Sports, Esports & Entertainment, Group M South Asia
Sidharth Kedia - CEO, NODWIN Gaming
Anurag Khurana - CEO & Founder, Penta Esports
Anita Kotwani - CEO, Carat India
Anirudh Pandita - Founder, Loco
Gurpreet Singh - COO & Co-Founder, One Digital Entertainment
Ashwin Suresh - Founder, Loco
All nominations across categories were decided by the IWMBuzz Editorial Team as per its credible body of work between January 2021 and December 2021.
The categories for awards are as follows:
Fan Favorite Streamer of the Year (Female)
Fan Favorite Streamer of the Year (Male)
Fan Favorite Esports Athlete of the Year
Fan Favorite Esports Organization of the Year
Fan Favorite Esports Game of the Year
The popular categories will see polling by fans on the website. Only registered voters on the site can vote and the highest vote receivers across categories will become final winners.
Editorial Choice Award Categories
Contribution to the Indian Gaming Industry
Contribution to The Indian Esports Industry
Rising Esports Star Of The Year (Male)
Rising Esports Star Of The Year (Female)
Rising Content Creator Of The Year (Male)
Rising Content Creator Of The Year (Female)
Esports Coach Of The Year
Esports Analyst Of The Year
According to IWM Buzz, the Editorial Choice Awards are meant to felicitate credible, inspirational, and ground-breaking work in the gaming space.
Jury Award Categories
Most Popular Game Of The Year
Most Popular Esports Title Of The Year
Game Development Studio Of The Year
Indie Game Of The Year
Esports Tournament Organiser Of The Year
Esports Organisation Of The Year
Esports Tournament Of The Year
Esports Athlete Of The Year
Streamer Of The Year (Male)
Streamer Of The Year (Female)
Gaming Talent Management Agency Of The Year
Gaming and Esports Publication Of The Year
Esports Caster Of The Year
The nominees for each of these above-mentioned categories are currently being announced by IWM Buzz on its social media handles including and . The India Gaming Award appreciates the hard work of the many stakeholders and personalities in the gaming and esports space and aims to nurture the ecosystem.