Gamerji- Providing a Pro-level Online Gaming Experience

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Gamerji Highlights

Startup Name Gamerji
Headquarter Ahmedabad
Sector Gaming
Founders Soham Thacker
Founded 2019
Parent Organization Fantasy Games LLP
Website GamerJi
Contact support@gamerji.com

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.

About Gamerji and How it Works
Gaming Industry Details
Founders of Gamerji and team
How was Gamerji Started
Gamerji - Name, Tagline, and Logo
Gamerji - User Acquisition and Growth
Gamerji - Startup Challenges
Gamerji - Funding and Investors
Gamerji - Awards
Gamerji - Future Plans

About Gamerji and How it Works

Gamerji is an online 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

Gaming Industry Details

The gaming industry is worth $1.5 Billion and India comprises a $160 Million gamer market to cater to. However, the industry is fairly new in the country and is growing at more than 38% annually. The industry will cross the $20 Billion mark in the next 5 years making it comparable to the likes of a real sport.

Founders of Gamerji and team

The Founders of Gamerji are Soham Thacker & Varun Gajjar. 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, Founder, Gamerji

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 โ€“ 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.

How was Gamerji Started

โ€œWe 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?โ€ 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 โ€œGamerjiโ€ 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 - 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 2019, INR 1.25 crores were raised by Gamerji in its Angel funding round by its co-founder Varun Gajjar.

Date Stage Amount Investor
2091 Seed 1.25 crores Varun Gajjar

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 200K+ 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.

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