Gamerji- Providing a Pro-level Online Gaming Experience

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With the board games and the outdoor games going out of the trend, came in the e-sport games that took on the world to the whole new playing experience. And with the advancements in technology like Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, the online gaming experience keeps getting better than ever. And to provide a pro-level of e-sport gaming experience, Soham Thacker and Varun Gajjar launched Gamerji in 2019.

Gamerji - Company Highlights

Startup Name Gamerji
Headquarter Ahmedabad
Sector Gaming / e-Sports
Founders Soham Thacker
Founded 2019
Parent Organization Fantasy Games LLP
Website www.GamerJi.com

Gamerji - About and How it Works
Gaming Industry Details
Gamerji - Founders and Team
How was Gamerji Started
Gamerji - Name, Tagline and Logo
Gamerji - User Acquisition and Growth
Gamerji - Business Model and Revenue Model
Gamerji - Startup Challenges
Gamerji - Funding and Investors
Gamerji - Competitors
Gamerji - Awards
Gamerji - Future Plans
Gamerji - FAQs

Gamerji - About and How it Works

Gamerji is an Online Gaming Platform on Android and iOS devices. It has a unique feature of soliciting tournaments for popular e-sports games like PUB, Clash Royale, Call of Duty, etc.

Gamerji is an e-sports tournament platform in India for gamers to compete, communicate, share content and win cash prizes by conducting more than 20 tournaments every day. It is a platform where gamers can leverage their gaming skills and make more from the hours spent. Gamerji aims at becoming the largest virtual e-sports platform in the country by 2021 and a place for all the gamers to come and make most of their skills

Once a user registers on the app they can join tournaments for an entry fee and get to compete with other gamers. Gamerji’s team moderates the tournaments for fair play and in the end, the winners are given cash prizes.


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Gamerji - Founders and Team

The Founders of Gamerji are Soham Thacker & Varun Gajjar.

Soham Thacker, Founder, Gamerji

They met through social connections in the year 2014. Soham had recently moved from the US and was looking to build connections in the city. Varun at the time was the Marketing Head of his family-owned business of manufacturing water pumps. Soham & Varun decided to work on Fix Pocket- a service marketplace before deciding to work on Gamerji- the e-sports platform.

Soham Thacker: A Computer Engineer from the USA, Soham moved to India in 2012 after having worked for multinational companies such as SAP & Motorola. His most successful venture was Just Mexican – a fast food restaurant chain that grew from a food truck to 13 restaurants in 2 years. He successfully exited the venture in 2015.

Varun Gajjar: Varun was the sales & marketing head at La Gajjar Machineries which owns the brand Varuna Pumps - one of the most successful pump manufacturing companies in Gujarat, India established in 1935. Varun played a vital role in the merger of Varuna pumps with Kirloskar Oil Engines Pvt Ltd. in 2018.


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How was Gamerji Started

“We are average gamers who never got a chance to play professionally or gain any benefits by playing online games. There are multiple e-sports tournaments hosted worldwide for pro-level gamers, but what about the 99.9% of the other casual gamers who still spend hours every day playing the same game?” Said the founders of Gamerji. And this made them realize the gap and the potential of hosting virtual tournaments where these gamers get a chance to make a mark and also make money. And hence Gamerji was born.

Gamerji Team

The logic behind the name “Gamerji” is that gamers and gaming deserve respect like any other athletes and hence the venture was named Gamerji.

GamerJi Logo

Gamerji - User Acquisition and Growth

Gamerji has launched with a tournament AirDrop 1.0 inviting pro-level gamers and hence generating immediate interest in the community. The interface, getting instant prize money and playing at convenience is what has attracted the users in the first place.

Gamerji - Business Model and Revenue Model

Gamerji generates its revenue via League Joinings and Sponsored Leagues.

  • League Joinings: Once a user registers on the app they can join tournaments for an entry fee and get to compete with other gamers A percentage of the joining amount is distributed as winnings and the rest is kept by Gamerji as platform fees.
  • Sponsored Leagues: Companies in order to to market their brand to the gaming audience can sponsor a tournament.

Gamerji has 300,000+ registered gamers on the platform with an average league joining fee of Rs 25 per entry. The startup’s revenues is growing exponentially and Gamerji expects to generate more than Rs 3 crore revenue by the end 2020.


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Gamerji - Startup Challenges

One of the milestones that Gamerji faced was the trust placement of the consumers.

It is very important to build trust among the users for your platform, especially if they are paying customers.

In response to this, the team conducted certain free tournaments for users to get used to the platform and tried to convince them that payments are legitimately made by the platform.

Gamerji - Funding and Investors

In 2020, Gamerji raised $400k led by La Gajjar Group

The startup will be using this fund for building the technology, increasing operations, and also for gaining users.

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2019 Angel round Rs 1.25cr Varun Gajjar
Jan 2020 Seed $400k La Gajjar Group

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Gamerji - Competitors

WorldGaming, UMG Gaming, and Playtonia are the Top competitors of Gamerji.

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Gamerji - Awards

The awards and recognitions gained by Gamerji are as follows:

  • Selected as the only company from India for Qatar Sports Tech program
  • Top 100 Startups by Startup Istanbul
  • Top 28 Startups by India Fund Fest

Gamerji - Future Plans

Gamerji is currently operating with 300K+ gamers on the platform from across India. Gamerji has conducted more than 3200 tournaments in the last 6 months and plans to hit a million user mark by 2020.

Gamerji - FAQs

What is Gamerji?

Gamerji is an e-sports tournament platform in India for gamers to compete, communicate, share content and win cash prizes by conducting more than 20 tournaments every day

Who are the Founders of Gamerji?

The Founders of Gamerji are Soham Thacker & Varun Gajjar

Is Gamerji Safe?

All information gathered on Gamerji is securely stored within the controlled database. These safeguards vary depending upon the sensitivity of the information collected and stored

How does Gamerji make money?

Gamerji generates its revenue via League Joinings and Sponsored Leagues. Gamerji has 300,000+ registered gamers on the platform with an average league joining fee of Rs 25 per entry.

Who are the Top Competitors of Gamerji?

WorldGaming, UMG Gaming, and Playtonia are the Top competitors of Gamerji.

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