Mobile Premier League Wins Best Emerging Gaming Company Award:
Gurugram, April 24th 2019: Popular mobile gaming company Mobile Premier League bagged the award for Best Emerging Gaming Company while Grid Logic from the house of which Taj rummy.com has been formed was awarded as the runner up for the same category at the inaugural edition of GATO Awards or Gaming for Tomorrow awards. Teen Patti was awarded as the Best Card Game on App. The awards were given away during the GATO 2.0 Conference, organised by Internet and Mobile Association for India (IAMAI)
IAMAI hosted the first edition of the GATO Awards. The awards were conceived with an aim to recognize and promote the efforts of the talented Indian developers and creative honchos who have made an outstanding contribution towards ground-breaking advancements and rose above their peers. Industry experts brainstormed on the potential of various online games and have charted a roadmap for its future growth.
Inaugural GATO Awards was held to celebrate and uphold the spirit of talented gamers who can uphold the spirit of the billion dollar gaming market. Alexa was one of the major highlights of the GATO Awards as she was one of the co-hosts for the awards
With 8 categories in its debut year, GATO Awards aimed to recognize the stalwarts in the Indian Gaming Industry. TheCategories included were best Gaming App, Best Live Game, Best Fantasy Game App, Best use of AR/VR in a game; Best Card Game on App, awards were also be given to the Emerging Indian Gaming Company, Best Affiliate Partner for gaming and Best Mobile Ad Network for Gaming.
The Jury for GATO Awards included honchos like-
Manish Agarwal, CEO, Nazara Technologies
Prithvi Raj, Associate Director - Smartphone Solutions, Nielsen India,
ShrikantRajemahadik, Global Head Publisher Business – POKKT,
Laxmi Desai Khanolkar, Co-Founder and CEO, Apar Games,
Akash Gupta, Director, ConversionX,
Shilpa Bhatt, VP - Games, 99games
The winners list of the GATO 2.0 Awards 2019 were:
|SNIPER RUST||BEST USE OF AR/VR IN A GAME|
|ConversionX||BEST MOBILE AD NETWORK FOR GAMING|
|Pokkt||BEST AFFILIATE PARTNER FOR GAMING|
|NEXTWAVE MULTIMEDIA||BEST LIVE GAME|
|TEEN PATTI PLATINUM||BEST CARD GAME ON AN APP(Winner)|
|ADDA52.COMBy: GAUSSIAN NETWORKS||BEST CARD GAME ON AN APP(Runner-up)|
|DARKARTA - A Broken Heart’s Quest||BEST FANTASY GAME APP|
|FANTASTIC CHEFS||BEST GAMING APP(Winner)|
|MPL & MPL PRO||BEST GAMING APP(Runner-Up)|
|MOBILE PREMIER LEAGUE||EMERGING INDIAN GAMING COMPANY(Winner)|
|GRID LOGIC GAMES||EMERGING INDIAN GAMING COMPANY (Runner-Up)|
ParthaMadishetty, Director - Grid Logic Games expressed his gratitude saying, “It’s a pleasure to receive the award on behalf of our team Grid Logic and it’s a great feeling to have industry experts validate us with a prestigious title. Thank you, Jury and IAMAI for the award!”
About GATO 2.0 Gaming for Tomorrow 2019: The 2nd edition of GATO2.0 Gaming for Tomorrow is meant to evangelize and also promote the sector as one of the pillars for driving the Digital India dream, which has the potential to generate revenue and employment generation for the country. Addressing certain key issues of the sector such as payments, design, monetization, marketing, regulation etc., and discussed how to work with the ecosystem players to make this a trillion dollar industry.
The Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI] is a young and vibrant association with ambitions of representing the entire gamut of digital businesses in India. It was established in 2004 by the leading online publishers, and in the last 15 years has come to effectively address the challenges facing the digital and online industry including mobile content and services, online publishing, mobile advertising, online advertising, e-commerce and mobile & digital payments among others.
Fifteen years after its establishment, the association is still the only professional industry body representing the online industry in India. The association is registered under the Societies Act and is a recognized charity in Maharashtra. With a membership of nearly 300 Indian and overseas companies, and with offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata, the association is well placed to work towards charting a growth path for the digital industry in India.
For queries please contact:
NilotpalChakravarti – AVP- IAMAI