Ronnie Screwvala plans to set up e-sports federation

Serial entrepreneur and former UTV head Ronnie Screwvala is in the process of setting up India’s official e-sports federation that will send Indian teams for world majors.
 
Screwvala had earlier set up futuristic sports business company USports, which has launched India’s first e-sports league UCypher.
 
Recently, Screwvala and USports CEO Supratik Sen met the minister of state for youth affairs and sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to seek the government’s endorsement for the federation, which will aim to create a single internationally and nationally recognised body for India and shape the future of competitive gaming.
 
“We feel that our players need to play in the international tournaments, representing India,” said Screwvala. “For that, we need a body, which is recognised. Our meeting with the minister was very productive. He is absolutely supportive of our endeavour.”
 
The federation will work to be a governing body for all Indian e-sports events and promote amicable relations among partner-nations through the sport. Though at a preliminary stage, its intent will be to encourage, organise, educate, and train e-sports athletes in India.
 
It will offer young gamers a boost and generate synergies with traditional sports. Screwvala thinks by forming a federation, athletes will get the government support they need to compete at global levels.
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