International Esports Federation (IESF) picks India's Big Bang Media as a partner for Asia Open Esports Championship

By Naman Alok | Dec 12, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


International Esports Federation (IESF) is the global governing body for World Esports. Founded in 2008 by nine-member nations, IESF currently comprises 130 member federations across five continents. IESF brings together all esports stakeholders to achieve a united ecosystem for the development of sustainable and responsible gaming worldwide. The IESF WE Championships is the biggest multi-sport spectacle of esports in the world. IESF also organises the annual World Esports Summit in order to support the highest standards of esports governance worldwide.

About Big Bang Media Ventures:

Big Bang Media Ventures Pvt Ltd is the Co-Promoter of Phantom Films; Mythoverse Studios, which ranks amongst India’s leading; most admired content houses, and the founding investor of creator-led businesses like Collective Artists Network, BGBNG Music, and Big Bang Social. BBMVPL, through its different businesses, has been the preferred curator for media tech platforms like Netflix, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, and Disney+ to name a few. In addition to the esports partnership with IESF, BBMVPL is also one of the country’s premier sports (AISTS INDIA), and esports (NASEF India) education companies.

IESF picks India’s Big Bang Media as a partner for Asia Open Esports Championship

On December 12, 2022, in Mumbai game-changing development for Esports in India and the region, the International Esports Federation (IESF) has joined hands with India’s Big Bang Media Ventures (BBMVPL) to launch the inaugural Asia Open Esports Championship (Asia Open) from January 30 to March 15 next year.

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One of the biggest esports tournaments ever held, the Asia Open shall see the participation of close to 40 countries across Asia & the Middle East, providing gamers with an unprecedented platform to compete and build communities internationally. To be held online in its inaugural edition, the event shall feature 4 leading esports titles including the immensely popular eFootball game, PES. Committed to the principles of ‘esports-for-all’, the Asia Open embraces every gamer by having three skill-based categories; amateurs, mid-core, and professionals.

President of the IESF Vlad Marinescu said, “We are delighted to partner with Big Bang Media Ventures (BBMVPL) for ‘The IESF Asia Open Esports Games’. This unique championship reaffirms our collective commitment to making esports truly immersive and inclusive and provides every gamer with the opportunity to compete with the best. IESF is very excited at the possibilities this event could create even beyond the vibrant regions of Asia and the Middle East.” Big Bang Media Venture is owned by popular Bollywood producer Madhu Mantena and banker and entrepreneur, Ravneet Gill and will look to dominate a multi-hyphenate entertainment and learning ecosystem.

Madhu Mantena & Ravneet Gill said “Gaming is one of the biggest social and cultural megatrends of all times and we are delighted to have been chosen by the IESF as their partners to host the IESF Asia Open. Asia and the Middle East are two of the most dynamic and passionate esports regions in the world and we want to create a championship environment that is competitive, collaborative, and fun. The intention is as much to build the champions of tomorrow as it is to build an engaged borderless community by making esports mainstream. Given BBMVPL’s peerless credentials in entertainment content production and sports and esports education, we see this as an opportunity to redefine gaming content and turbocharge the creator economy”.

As part of its commitment to creating one of the largest esports ecosystems across Asia and the Middle East; Big Bang Media Venture shall also be launching multiple large format tournaments to grow the esports market in close partnership with gamers, creators, designers and coders.

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