JetSynthesys, in collaboration with the Federation of Electronic Sports Associations of India (FEAI), has announced the Real Cricket Championship, India’s largest esports cricket event to date. Real Cricket, developed by JetSynthesys subsidiary Nautilus Mobile, is the most popular and competitive mobile cricket franchise in the world. Jet Skyesports Gaming Pvt. Ltd, one of India’s leading esports organizations with grassroots play, will host the first-ever e-cricket global series and championship.
India now has 150,000 esports players and 60,000 teams, with the number expected to rise to 1.5 million by FY 2025. JetSynthesys and FEAI announced the Real Cricket Championship at the recently conducted FEAI national conference on October 21, 2021, ahead of the Asian Games 2022, which will incorporate esports as a medal event for the first time in the history of all such competitions. The competition will have qualifiers in each state, with the state winners competing in national tournaments building up to a national championship.
The competition will take place under the auspices of the FEAI. The tournament registration will open and be publicized in the next few days. Due to the popularity of the game and Skyesports’ Grassroot penetration, the event is likely to witness unprecedented participation.
“Cricket enjoys tremendous appeal in the nation and is a significant priority for us,” JetSynthesys founder Rajan Navani said of the event. It is a well-known sport that is deeply rooted in Indian culture. In fact, in the cricket skill-based gaming genre, its popularity and following are paralleled. With games like Sachin Saga Cricket Champions and Real Cricket, we aimed to integrate cricket and gaming from the start. It’s an honor to be able to organize and launch the Real Cricket Championship for Indian esports athletes in collaboration with FEAI, Nautilus, and Skyesports.”
“We endeavor to construct the Esports ecosystem with numerous event IPs for India and generate a strong talent pool for the international stage,” FEAI founder-director Shri Vaibhav Dange stated. We are excited to partner with JetSynthesys to kick off this event. Real CricketTM is on track to become the largest online cricket experience in terms of participation and talent, covering many countries. It exemplifies what we want to achieve for esports in terms of format and reach the FEAI. We’re excited to work together to make it a huge success.”
“Real Cricket is an award-winning franchise with over 100 million downloads that is incredibly competitive and requires incredible levels of skill,” says JetSynthesys senior vice president games and Real Cricket architect Anuj Mankar. The Indian gaming sector has exploded, with esports leading the way, and we are ecstatic to be holding India’s largest cricket esports event. Esport is a digital representation of a classic sport like cricket. Esports, like regular sports, take time to train and practice. With this in mind, we’re pleased to be recognizing the brilliance of esports players and providing them with a platform to demonstrate their abilities.”
“Indian gaming has great potential, and the talent that dwells in the non-metros frequently goes undetected,” says Shiva Nandy, CEO, and creator of Jet Skyesports. With the support of JetSynthesys and FEAI, our vision of esports as a traditional sport has gone a notch higher. We’re eager to get the Real Cricket Championship underway on our platform.”