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Real Cricket, Sachin Saga Creator Acquires Esports Company to Make Its Games Better

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Pune-based JetSynthesys has announced that it has acquired Chennai esports firm Skyesports in a bid to build competitive gaming in India at a grassroots level. The move results in a new entity known as Jet Skyesports, the company tell us . While it has one eye on esports being a medal event at next year’s Asian Games, the other is to bolster its own titles like Real Cricket and Sachin Saga, JetSynthesys boss Rajan Navani told IGN India in a recent interview.

Interestingly, Navani tells us that JetSynthesys still has a minority stake in Krafton-funded esports giant Nodwin. While he sees Nodwin as catering to the top esports players in the country, Jet Skyesports would focus on democratising and widening the base of competitive play across the country.

Speaking about the acquisition, Navani said in a prepared statement, “We are happy to have Shiva [Skyesports’ founder] and his team as part of the JetSynthesys family. Next year is a year of reckoning for esports globally as it becomes a medal event at the Asian Games, the first in the history of any such prestigious global tournament. Indian gaming has immense potential, and the talent which resides in the non-metros often goes unnoticed.

Our vision, therefore, is to build esports at the grassroot level and empower individuals who have a passion for gaming make a career of it. Through Jet Skyesports, we will grow the esports ecosystem to cover the deepest parts of India, to make it more mainstream, and to also mould international-level talent from here to represent the country at global events as powerful contenders.”

“This is a well-timed partnership and we are very happy that JetSynthesys and Skyesports’ vision are on the same track. The esports and gaming market is growing at a rapid pace in the country and the investment comes as a strategic move and at the right time to explore bigger opportunities,” said Shiva Nandy, the CEO and founder of Skyesports in the same prepared statement..

Skyesports had come under scrutiny earlier this week following the news of its talent arm managing Valorant esports team Velocity Gaming. Considering Velocity participates in events from Sky, it could result in a conflict of interest scenario. For its part, Skyesports appears to have responded in a tone-deaf manner to such concerns.

That said, Navani did acknowledge this could be a point of friction in an interview with IGN India and firmly stated JetSynthesys would prevent that from happening.

“Sure there are going to be those who use a team to cheat and try and win,” he says. “I’m sure there are companies who will try and do that, and, you know, make things like that. That is not for us…I fully agree with you that these are things that we need to be wary about. We should definitely not ignore it completely.”

Stay tuned for our full interview with Rajan Navani this week which touches upon esports, the state of gaming in India, and how the competitive gaming scene can help build a better game.


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