Nazara Technologies Announces Investment by ESL, The World’s Largest Esports Company

Icon
09 Feb

Categories:
  • News
  • Investment will help expand footprint in emerging markets

    Mumbai, 9th February, 2018: Nazara Technologies Limited (Nazara) today announced that ESL, the world’s  largest esports company has invested for a minority stake in the Indian company. Founded in 2000, ESL runs amateur to professional leagues, ranging from online tournaments through major global mega stadium events in venues around the worldy, distributing its content and original programming across digital and linear channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Sony Vue, Disney XP, and Hulu.

    Additionally, ESL has signed a license agreement with NODWIN Gaming, the pioneer of esports in India (Source: F&S Report), which was recently acquired by Nazara Technologies.  As part of this, NODWIN Gaming secures multi-year exclusive licensing rights for the ESL system and ESL community platform for organizing and operating ESL competitions in India. NODWIN Gaming also secures media distribution rights of ESL global content to local linear and digital platforms in Indian subcontinent.

    ESL hosts competitions around the globe to facilitate thousands of gaming competitions annually. Some of their more notable competitions include the following-  ESL  National Championship, ESL Pro League, ESL One and Intel® Extreme Masters.

    Speaking on the advent of esports in India, Ralf Reichert, Co-Founder and CEO of ESL quoted “Our goal is to bring esports to the players and fans all around the world. We believe that Nazara, one of the leading mobile games companies will help us in expanding our ESL operations through strategic local partnerships.”

    According to Manish Agarwal, CEO, Nazara Technologies, “We at Nazara welcome ESL to Nazara’s family of shareholders and look forward to partner with ESL to bring global games to India and other emerging markets.”

    He further adds, “We believe that the partnership with ESL and NODWIN Gaming, will enable us to leverage the strength of global experience of ESL,  the execution experience of NODWIN Gaming and on ground networks of Nazara across different countries in emerging markets”

    According to, NODWIN Gaming with the license for ESL for 5 years, CEO and Managing Director, Akshat Rathee, “Ralf & ESL team have been important supporters of Nodwin since many years and have witnessed the growth of Nodwin Gaming and esports in India. I hope that with Nazara and ESL, NODWIN will be able to successfully develop the esports business in the emerging markets where esports is one of the fastest growing sports.”

    Nazara Technologies Limited has recently filed DRHP and has received investments from IIFL Asset Management recently. Nazara, with its existing investments in mobile gaming companies like NextWave MultiMedia, Mastermind Sports, Moong Labs and HalaPlay is in line with building a network of synergistic companies for operations in India  and other emerging markets across Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. Now with ESL’s investment in Nazara and NODWIN’s securing exclusive rights of using the ESL system and platform for the next 5 years, Nazara is poised to exploit the expected opportunity in the esports business.

    Share It

    Motu Patlu Speed Racing

    Published on January 31 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    Motu Patlu Speed Racing is a game of Motu and Patlu travelling to exciting worlds of Furfuri Nagar, Egypt, Jungle, etc.. and their adventures in the most fun, dangerous and exciting places in the world. The main objective in this game is to Race till the end of the level quickly and collect as many coins as possible to unlock new vehicles and upgrade power-ups.

    In between the Race the player will face John and his goons menacing the town and its people. You’ll have to help Motu Patlu and keep teaching these goons a lesson from time to time and save the people from getting troubled!

    Share It
    ×

    Virat Star Cricket

    Published on January 31 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    The Cricket Tournament everybody is looking forward to, the “Sri Lanka Tour of India, 2017”. India won the previous tournament against Sri Lanka cricket team, will Sri Lanka fight back this time OR will Virat and his team will knock them down again to retain India’s winning streak? Will Rohit Sharma hit another double knock? After the test matches and ODI’s, it is now time for the T20’s. Play now!

    Share It
    ×

    Chhota Bheem Rush

    Published on January 31 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    Our latest Chhota Bheem Adventure unfolds in Mumbai

    Chhota Bheem uses Prof Dhoomketus latest invention the Time Travelling Watch and arrives in Mumbai.

    As he is enjoying the sights of Mumbai, his time and space travelling watch is stolen.  Chhota Bheem needs help in Mumbai….

    Share It
    ×

    Chhota Bheem Speed Racing

    Published on January 31 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    Race with Chhota Bheem through exciting worlds of Dholakpur, Kathmandu, Incan, Petra , Bali & Shinobi!

    A unique game of Speed and Kids Racing that has Chhota Bheem The Hero as a fire fighter, a hero taking on the Asuras, helping his friends and much more while racing throughout the villages!

    Share It
    ×

    Motu Patlu Game

    Published on January 31 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    Join Motu Patlu and the gang in epic races against each other. Use awesome powers to slow down your opponents and speed yourself up.

    Activate your characters favourite vehicles in the race for a quick boost. Upgrade the Scooter, Cycle, Bullet and the M80 with in game currency rewards.

    Share It
    ×

    Hrithik Bike Racing

    Published on August 25 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    Hrithik Bike Racing: brings the thrill of realistic motorcycle physics to your mobile device with 17 sports bikes, amazing graphics and more realistic racing gameplay than ever.

    Tune your bike and accelerate your way to victory, try to find the right balance between power and grip while staying in your class. Adjust your sprockets to shave off precious milliseconds through 10 levels of bikes and race categories.

    Share It
    ×

    Motu Patlu Run

    Published on August 14 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    Motu and Patlu have to protect Furfuri Nagar and its residents after John the Don steals the Gold from the Furfuri Nagar Bank. Rush after John the Don as Motu Patlu or the rest of the team as Chingam, Ghasitaram or Dr Jhatka and get your Gold coins back!

    Chase through the streets of Furfuri Nagar, use different bikes and grab power ups on the go and make the chase shorter. Dodge Trucks, Bus and cars before John gets away. Running and chasing John helps as you collect enough gold coins to unlock other characters of the Motu Patlu Run adventure.

    Endless Runner – Run to catch John the Don
    – RUN as fast as you can to catch John the Don
    – EVADE oncoming Trucks and Cars to collect more gold
    – JUMP & DUCK to avoid Obstacles like Traffic Barrier and Cones
    – Use a selection of BIKES to RACE and to get additional lives
    – Ride on Rockets
    – Collect Coins
    – Get Multipliers
    – Get Mystery Box Rewards by collecting Letters
    – Boost your Score with multipliers by completing challenges
    – Participate in Events
    – Challenge your Friends

    Motu Patlu & Friends – Play as Your Favorite Motu Patlu Character
    – Run and Jump as Motu, Patlu, Inspector Chingam, Dr Jhatka or Ghasitram
    Explore New Worlds – Run Through New Lands
    – Challenge Friends to make it to the Motu Patlu leaderboards
    – Enjoy with your friends with Mystery Boxes and Special Gifts in this family friendly action adventure game

    Will Motu Patlu get back their gold coins and save the Furfuri Nagar Bank or will John the Don Escape.
    Join us on our Epic adventure through the streets and suburbs of Furfuri Nagar with Motu Patlu and the rest of the team to collect Gold Coins and explore the Motu Patlu world in Motu Patlu Run for Gold !

    ***********************************************************************************
    Motu Patlu Run respects your privacy, does not store any personal information and does not allow you share this information.

    We do require a few additional Permissions to function:

    1. READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE & WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    These permissions are needed to cache and read ad content during the game play

    2. ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION/READ_PHONE_STATE/ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    These permissions are needed to show suitable ad content for targeted user for better ad experience

    3. RECORD_AUDIO
    This is required for zapr SDK which is integrated with this app for the purposes of profiling the device on media consumption and other device data and utilizing the same to target relevant content and ads to the device (“Services”) pursuant to the terms and conditions of RBL Services (“Terms of Use”)

    4. GET_ACCOUNTS
    This permission would use your google account name and picture to show it on the leaderboard once you sign in

    Share It
    ×

    RCB Star Cricket

    Published on April 7 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    Relive the most memorable matches in the IPL with your favorite team RCB and its dynamic superstar Virat Kohli in RCB Star Cricket! Join the action on the pitch with an all star cast of batsmen and slog, sweep, smash, flick your way to the challenging targets set over the course of some exciting IPL run chases!

    Game Features

    – Play 60+ exciting run chases in RCB’s IPL history
    – Ultra smooth and super responsive gameplay
    – 3D stadium and player models
    – Extremely easy gameplay mechanics, simply tap to choose the direction of the shot
    – Play as Virat Kohli and lead RCB to victory against all the IPL teams.
    – Play as all the other RCB superstars in valuable partnerships with Virat
    – Earn credits and customise Virat Kohli’s look in the special customise Virat Shop
    – Regain wickets and continue matches by watching videos.

    Got any feedback for us, drop us a line but do keep playing and enjoying all our cricket games – Epic Cricket, Virat Super Cricket, Stick Cricket with Virat and Rohit, Rohit Cricket Championship and Nazara Cricket!

    RCB Star Cricket respects your privacy, does not store any personal information and does not allow you share this information.
    We do require a few additional Permissions to function:

    1. READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE & WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    These permissions are needed to cache and read ad content during the game play

    2. ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION/READ_PHONE_STATE/ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    These permissions are needed to show suitable ad content for targeted user for better ad experience and also for tournaments updates.

    3. RECORD_AUDIO
    This is required for zapr SDK which is integrated with this app for the purposes of profiling the device on media consumption and other device data and utilizing the same to target relevant content and ads to the device (“Services”) pursuant to the terms and conditions of RBL Services (“Terms of Use”)

    4. GET_ACCOUNTS
    This permission would use your google account name and picture to show it on the leaderboard once you sign in

    Share It
    ×

    Chhota Bheem Jungle Run

    Published on August 8 by Nazara Category: games Tags: , , ,

    Description –

    – Less than 7 MB – Fast game download!
    – Ranked # 20 Top Free Android Apps
    – Mega hit from Chhota Bheem and his friends
    – Fun game for kids and the kid in you!

    Chhota Bheem is far far away from Dholakpur and the road back is through a dense Jungle.
    Help Chhota Bheem in his quest to reach home.
    Guide him to overcome obstacles and avoid enemies.
    The witch Rangda and monster Leyaks will try to stop you.
    Watch out for Daku Mangal Singh and his bullets.
    Keep a watchful eye on the creatures of the Jungle.

    Collect as many laddoos as you can, laddoos give Chhota Bheem health and energy to run more.
    Also Collect Magic Potion and Giant Laddoo to get cool powers.
    So…..Get-Set-Run

    Features –
    Endless Runner with great graphics and fun animations.
    The Goal is to cover as much distance as possible.
    Collect Laddoos and Cool Powerups.
    Avoid Bad-guys and Jungle animals.

    Controls –
    Touch the Screen anywhere to Jump.
    Touch and Hold to Fly.
    Release touch to bring Chhota Bheem down.

    Rating-ChhotaBheemJR
    Share It
    ×

    Chhota Bheem Talking Toy

    Published on August 8 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    THE GREAT INDEPENDENCE DAY SALE is here
    Up to 50% OFF on select In App Purchases from 5th – 19th August 2016 as well as all Coin Packs and Laddoo Packs

    1. Dabba of Coins – Rs 15 (without discount Rs. 30)
    2. Stack of Coins – Rs 30 (without discount Rs. 60)
    3. Box of Coins – Rs 60 (without discount Rs. 120)
    4. Pile of Coins – Rs 95 (without discount Rs. 190)
    5. Pack of coins – Rs 120 (without discount Rs. 240)
    6. Small Ladoo Pack – Rs 50 (without discount Rs. 100)
    7. Thali of ladoos – Rs 150 (without discount Rs. 300)
    8. Box of ladoos – Rs 200 (without discount Rs. 400)
    *Please note that the above mentioned sale is only available in India in the “Google Play Summer Sales”
    ————————————————————————————————-

    The ultimate Chhota Bheem Toy – Dance, Play Music & Rhymes, Talk, Play and Care

    Your Favorite Chhota Bheem is now available as a Digital Toy
    – Play with Chhota Bheem, Make Him Dance, Play Nursery Rhymes, Play Musical Instruments, Feed Chhota Bheem, Brush his teeth, Give him a bath and Put him to Sleep.
    Dress up Bheem in his many avatars.
    Travel to various destinations.

    Introducing Dancing Chhota Bheem
    – Tap on the Ipod in the Living Room (Home Screen) to have Bheem play his favorite tunes (5 Seconds) and Dance to them

    Introducing the Nursery Room
    – Play your favorite tunes like Twinkle Twinkle, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Itsy Bitsy Spider
    – Learn how to count in English

    Introducing the Music Room
    – Chhota Bheem plays his favorite tunes on his Keyboard and Xylophone, Play along with him

    Special Feature – Holi Room
    – Celebrate Holi with Chhota Bheem with the special holi room and new toys the pichkari and water balloons

    Toys in the Living Room
    Chhota Bheem enjoys his Football, His Cricket Kit , A Bubble Blower and his Party Whistle

    Food
    – Level Up and Unlock multiple food items
    – Get more food items from the Food Store

    Washroom
    – Bheem can brush his teeth and take a shower

    Bedroom
    – Bheem goes to sleep when switching off the lights

    Store
    – Added Facebook integration to get your profile pic
    – Allowing facebook also gets you a free character “Chhota Bheem – Holi costume”
    – Choose your favorite Chhota Bheem Avatar
    – Select a new Home theme A Royal Theme, A Cricket Theme or Holi

    Travel
    – Claim Mystery Boxes after visiting some special locations worldwide
    – Learn how to count in Hindi when you visit the Taj Mahal
    – Learn how to count in French when you visit the Eiffel Tower

    Other Features
    – Bheem also has the ability to take a Video Recording or a Photo of the Screen
    – A Quick Mute button is available on this Screen
    – Watch a Video to Recharge Energy

    *****************************************************************
    Game Requirements
    ****************************************************************

    Chhota Bheem Toy respects your privacy, does not store any personal information and does not allow you share this information.

    We do require a few additional Permissions to function:
    1. GET_ACCOUNTS
    This permission would use your google account name and picture to show it on the leaderboard once you sign in

    2. READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE & WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    This permission is needed to cache and read video content during the game play

    Share It
    ×

    Virat Cricket Challenge

    Published on August 8 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    Game Description –

     

    *** Ever wondered what it means to be Virat Kohli? ***

    *** Play The Best arcade Cricket experience on Mobile ***

    *** It’s time to bring Fun back into the game! ***

     

    Features

     

    EXPERIENCE VIRAT KOHLI

     

    – Virat Cricket Challenge provides a fast-paced batting experience that will get you all pumped up!

    – Play as Virat to make your mark by tackling several batting challenges in our “Massive Challenges mode!”

    – Intuitive tap controls with 2 shot types, Loft and straight drive

    – Climb the leaderboards in a No-nonsense “Endless mode” and show off your Batting prowess

    – Brilliant “Big-head” mode for all the die-hard fans world-wide!

    – Gorgeous 2D graphics to immerse you in the atmosphere of the sport!

     

    Share It
    ×

    Mighty Raju Cricket

    Published on August 8 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    Hey look who’s here… its Mighty Raju!!
    Ever wondered how a superhero plays cricket? We’ve got you covered.
    Now play your favorite sport as your favorite super hero. This cricket season Nazara presents you with Mighty Raju Cricket a fun filled, action packed, casual cricket game.
    Not a Mighty Raju fan? No worries! This cricket game is sure to entertain you and will leave you wanting more.
    Scoring runs has never been this much fun before.
    This game is packed with:
    • Emotions and expressions
    • Simple and addictive gameplay and yet hard to master
    • Exciting powers
    • Different types of balls
    • Leaderboards to outrun your competitors
    • Pleasant graphics
    • Lots of FUN

    Share It
    ×

    Chotta Bheem Maths vs Aliens

    Published on January 18 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags:

    Game description :

     

    Chhota Bheem is back, this time to save Dholakpur from an Alien Invasion

    Dholakpur has been taken over by Aliens.
    All of the villagers and Bheems Friends including Chutki, Raju, Dholu-Bholu, Kalia, Princess Indumati and Raja Indraverma have all been converted into Aliens.

    Bheem managed to save Jaggu and with Professor Dhoomketu’s help has discovered that the only way to save his friends and convert them back to Humans is to use the Power of Math Magic which the aliens are vulnerable to.

    Help Chhota Bheem use his math skills and special powers to treat infected aliens and convert them back to Humans.

    Seven Awesome Worlds with 63 Exciting levels let you sharpen your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills along with having loads of fun at the same time!

    The Chhota Bheem Math vs Aliens game contains visually rich environments and extremely fun and addictive game play to keep players engaged for a long time!

    For Parents and Teachers:
    Chhota Bheem Math vs Aliens is now aligned with Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade and 4th Grade and includes a detailed Report Card section where parents and teachers can monitor progress and find patterns of learning and help practice areas of weakness.

    Highly Recommended for AGES: 5-11.

    FEATURES
    ‣ 7 detailed, extremely fun to play worlds with 9 levels each.
    ‣ Questions support addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.

    SYLLABUS COVERED
    ‣ Counting
    ‣ Addition
    ‣ Subtraction
    ‣ Multiplication
    ‣ Division
    ‣ Comparison of Numbers
    ‣ Addition and Subtraction Mixed

    Share It
    ×

    Chhota Bheem Race

    Published on November 16 by sudesh.sawant Category: games Tags: , , ,

    Description –

    Race against all your favourite characters from the world of Bheem.

    Use awesome weapons that you can collect on the way to victory and use them against your opponents.
    Jump over obstacles to overtake your favorite Bheem characters.

    Shoot Diwali Rockets, Throw Slow down ladooos, send out the Vetal Ghost to teleport players behind, use the magic hourglass to slow down time for your opponents.

    Drop deadly punch boxes in your wake to slow down your competitors.

    Equip your characters with awesome weapons like the Belan, the Danda, the cricket bat, the Mace, the Trishul and the Gadda.

    Features

    • Race against characters from the Chhota Bheem universe.
    • Collect and use awesome power ups on your enemies.
    • Race in exotic locations from all over the country.
    • Earn coins as you win races and buy new characters and weapons to race with.
    • Gain trophies by racing and try to top the leader boards.

    Share It
    ×

    Nazara Cricket

    Published on June 26 by Nazara Category: games Tags: , , ,

    Description –

    Watch India vs Bangladesh test match and play Nazara Cricket with tips from Virat Kohli.

    Nazara Cricket is packed with loads of awesome features like

    • Super rich artwork with detailed player characters
    • Huge collection of typical shots of individual players
    • Challenge your friends realtime
    • Play matches against real players
    • Time your shots and play with or against spin
    • Variety of bowling style to choose from
    • Third umpire feature who is very strict on NO balls
    • Dominate your opponents by improving your cricketing skills
    • Quick game mode for fast actions
    • Tournament mode with chance to win multiple prizes
    • Surprise Spin wheel for free gifts
    • Detailed statistics showing all your records
    • Heavy on features but small on file size

    Feedback is always welcome. Please leave a review or contact us at support@nazara.com if you have issues or suggestions.

    # Nazara Cricket is now ranked in the Top 50 free games in India #

    Rating-NazaraCricket
    Share It
    ×