What is Esports


These competitions can be online and offline. These games are Multiplayer Games, where you form up teams and compete/play online. The most common video game genres associated with esports are:

  • Real-time Strategy (RTS)
  • Fighting
  • First-person Shooter (FPS)
  • Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)

Some examples would be Defense of the Ancients (DOTA2), League of Legends (LoL), CounterStrike, Call of Duty, FIFA, Hearthstone, Starcraft, Vainglory.

These tournaments are broadcasted Online & TV and have commentary also, yea just like you have it in Cricket, FIFA etc.

Some Astonishing Facts & Numbers

It's a Spectator Sport now with more than 500 Million esports fans in 152 countries that watch these competitions online through various streaming platforms like Twitch.tv, YouTube Gaming. Asia-Pacific will accounted for 57% growth in the Audience for year 2019.

The League of Legends World Championship brought in more than 100 Mn viewers, including a peak of 44 Mn concurrent viewers, during the competition's final round on November 10, 2019.

Not only there is serge in spectators, the prize pools are setting world records, The International - 9 (TI9) had a prize pool of ~$ 31 Mn and overall more than $ 226 Mn was given as prize money in 2019.

Pro Players are making Millions of Dollars in Salaries.

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has included esports in the Asian Indoor Games since 2007, where it was included as a demonstration discipline. Since the 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, (Incheon Korea, 2013), Esports has been included as an Official Discipline.

Esports was a demonstration sport in Asian Games-2018, Jakarta (Indonesia) and India's Tirth Mehta won Bronze for Hearthstone. Esports will be a medal sport in Asian Games 2022, Hangzhou (China).

In year 2013, the US Government officially recognized eSports as an official sport and granted visas for professional esports players. Esports players are called Athletes not "nerds".

In June 2014, University of Illinois, USA, announced Athletic Scholarships to esports players, and now we have 3 more universities who have started giving esports Scholarships.

Media Houses like ESPN, BBC, Turner, FOX are already Active in this Domain; Turner & IMG have tied up to launch televised esports League "e-League"



Bn Market by 2020


Mn Online Indian Gamers




Mn Global Fans

About Us

Electronic Sports Federation of India (ESFI) is a Non Profit organization established Pursuant to sub-section (2) of section 7 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rule 8 the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 bearing CIN U74999DL2016NPL300732 and License under section 8 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013 Section 8 License Number 107018

ESFI is a full member of International Esports Federation (IESF), Global Esports Federation (GEF) and Asian Esports Federation (AESF)

Main Objects

To promote, encourage, organize, educate, train and control Electronic Sports (Esports) in India and to provide facilities for training in esports, to build and sustain the eco-system for esports in India not limiting to providing, conceptualizing, opening, managing, running, developing, facilitating, and promoting all areas of esports and to provide all other possible and related form of esports.

To be the official organization in complete and sole in charge of all esports matters in India and to guard and enforce rules in co-operation with the state esports associations/federations of the country and in full and complete collaboration with the Indian Olympic Association, to select and control the Indian esports contingent to the Olympics, Asian Games, Common Wealth & SAF Games and various other International competitions under the patronage of the IESF, AESF, OCA, IOA & other Federations/Associations and to stimulate the interest of the people of the country in promotion of esports.

To build infrastructure for esports, to establish, maintain and run academy, to provide the best education in the fields of computer education, character building, self-discipline and the development of the creative & social faculties, to grant scholarships or provide financial aid to poor/meritorious individuals in the field of sports and skill development.

Our Mission



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