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PUBG Mobile creator invests $22.4 million in India’s Nodwin Gaming!

Krafton, the developer of PUBG Mobile, invested $22.4M in Indian esports firm Nodwin Gaming

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Krafton, the developer of popular gaming title PUBG Mobile, has invested $22.4 million in Indian esports firm Nodwin Gaming, the two firms said Tuesday as the South Korean firm looks to maintain some presence in what was once its “key overseas market” after the ban of PUBG along with several Chinese apps last year.

Nodwin Gaming, a subsidiary of local gaming giant Nazara, has established itself as one of the largest esports firms in India. The Gurgaon-headquartered firm today works with several firms, including Blizzard Entertainment, Valve, Riot Games and ESL to help them host events, provide commentary, produce and license content, and amass brands and sponsors.

“Esports will be a key pillar to the growth of sports entertainment in the future. It sits at a wonderful intersection of sports, entertainment and technology where nations such as India can pave the path. With Krafton coming on board, we have an endorsement from the mecca of gaming and esports — South Korea — on what we are building from India for the world based on our competence in mobile first markets,” said Akshat Rathee, co-founder and managing director of Nodwin Gaming, in a statement.

“Krafton is excited to partner with Nodwin Gaming to help foster the promising esports ecosystem and engage with our fans and players in India,” said Changhan Kim, chief executive of Krafton in a statement.

“Taking the momentum from this partnership, we will explore additional investment opportunities in the region to uphold our commitment and dedication in cultivating the local video game, esports, entertainment, and tech industries.”

The new investment will definitely raise Indian esports to new levels with the help of the already fast growing Nodwin Gaming!

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