AFK Gaming Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mumbai, India
  • Media & Entertainment, Platform, Consulting

AFK Gaming connects and engages Indian esports brands and tournaments with fans and target customers

Founded:
2012
Stage:
Early Revenues
Market:
B2C

Startup Video

Featured

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Call of Duty | Indian Express

Co founder quote, website mention.

May 14, 2017

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In conversation with India's esports casting aces | Red Bull India

Red Bull features co founder and company.

Apr 13, 2017

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In conversation with India's esports casting aces | Red Bull India

Red Bull features co founder and company

Apr 13, 2017

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Play to win | The Hindu

Co founder quote, company mention

Mar 27, 2017

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Detailed write up about co founder and AFK Gaming

Nov 27, 2016

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These youths have turned their love for e-commentary into a career | Mid Day

They are the Harsha Bhogles of the gaming world. Meet the youths who have turned their love for e-commentary into a career

Nov 06, 2016

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Where it pays to play: Youngsters make a killing as professional gamers | Hindustan Times

Co-founder and company website mentioned

Sep 12, 2016

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Where it pays to play: Youngsters make a killing as professional gamers | Hindustan Times

Co-founder and company website mentioned

Sep 12, 2016

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How the growing tribe of e-sports players in India are making it their side careers | Economic Times

Co-founders and company mentioned in a story about esports in India.

Jul 18, 2016

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Number of professional e-sports gamers rising in India Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatim | Economic Times

Co founder quote + company mention

Jul 14, 2016


Founded

Oct

2012

New Product Release

Early version website launch

Apr

2013

New Team Member

Rakesh joins as co founder, director and investor

Sep

Partnered Channel with Twitch.tv

One of the first few Indian Twitch.tv channels to enter the partner program

Mar

2014

New Product Release

Website launch

Apr

6000 Facebook Likes

Jun

Customer

White label casting services commence (TE Gaming Cup)

Aug

New Team Member

Siddharth joins AFK Gaming as manager of Team Elunes.

Nov

100,000 Live Views on Twitch

Dec

Customer

Partnered with G2A.com

Mar

2015

Customer

MSI India Notebook sponsors Team Elunes - an AFK Gaming initiative

Apr

10,000 Facebook Likes

Apr

Customer

Conceptualized and executed a pan India tournament for Cooler Master

Jun

Customer

End to end execution of the GamePro Dota2 Tournament

Aug

Customer

Executed an esports specific social media campaign for Kinguin

Feb

2016

Customer

White label casting and content services for the ESL One Manila India Hub

Apr

Customer

White label service providers for the ESL India Premiership season 1

Jul

Customer

White label casting and highlight video services for the Mountain Dew Dew Arena

Aug

Customer

White label casting services for IeSC (Indian Esports Championship)

Aug

Customer

Indian gaming and esports Influencer program conducted for Novaplay

Nov

Customer

Knowledge partners for the Cobx Indian Esports Championship

Apr

2017

Customer

Co branded content and casting providers for the ESL India Premiership Season 2

May

Jobs


Team Summary

Nishant is a former professional gamer who is currently India's most sought after Dota2 commentator. He is the first founding member and has spearheaded AFK’s creation and growth. Nishant has experience working with content creators, tournament organizers, brands, personalities, communities and various other facets of the esports ecosystem.

Rakesh comes from a consulting background having held positions at Infosys and T-Systems. He is the rational guiding force behind AFK Gaming's strategic decisions. He has technological, product management and business consulting experience.

Siddharth Nayyar is a marketing and operations professional who has worked with CISCO and BenQ India. Siddharth has been responsible for launching AFK Gaming's Counter Strike division and he now handles all ops related work within the company. He has experience working with teams, content creators, tournament organizers, distributors and influencers.

Team

Founding Team

Co-Founder @ AFK Gaming; Bid Manager @ T-Systems

WORK

T-Systems (2016 - present)
Bid Manager

AFK Gaming (2012 - present)
Co-Founder (Passion Project)

Infosys (2010 - 2016)
Solution Design Consultant

EDUCATION

Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore
Master of Business Administration (MBA) • 2008 - 2010

R A Podar College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai.
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) • 2005 - 2008

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans, Hyderabad..
2000 - 2005

Assistant Manager - Marcom @ BenQ India, Co-Founder @ AFK Gaming, Project Coordinator - Communications & hiring @ Cisco Systems

WORK

BenQ India (2016 - present)
Assistant Manager - Marcom

AFK Gaming (2016 - present)
Co-Founder

Cisco Systems (2014 - 2016)
Project Coordinator - Communications & hiring

EDUCATION

University of London International Programmes
B.Sc. Economics (H) • 2011 - 2014

Apeejay School, Noida
High School

Nishant


Co-Founder

Product/Service Summary

AFK Gaming is India's premiere esports content portal. On the B2C side we create written, video, live and social content for Indian esports fans. On the B2B side we work with tournament organizers, brands and teams as consultants, knowledge partners and white label content providers. Our content is created and distributed across multiple formats : written, video, social and livestream.

Product/Service Descriptions