The online skill gaming industry is being seen as a potential high-growth sector by tech talent in Telangana according to a recently released study titled “Unveiling the Potential and Scope of the Online Skill Gaming Industry: A Study with Technology Students and Professionals” by the E-Gaming Federation (EGF) and the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (ISIK). The study provides unique insights into the growing interest in the online gaming sector within the technology community.
The study sampled 4,644 individuals from the tech community across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, demonstrating a very strong interest among both students and professionals in the online skill gaming sector. Notably, 72.5% of respondents across India have expressed a strong inclination towards pursuing a career within this dynamic domain, while 60% believed that ‘providing an opportunity to create in India for the world’ could stem the brain drain to overseas tech jobs. Furthermore, the study revealed that a substantial 84.4% of respondents from across India, with an equally noteworthy 82.4% from Telangana and 68.3% from Andhra Pradesh respectively, firmly believe in India’s potential to lead the global gaming industry, thus showcasing their confidence in the nation’s gaming capabilities.
On the unveiling, Dr. Diganta Mukherjee, Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, said, “The research highlights the symbiotic relationship between technology and gaming. As the industry rapidly evolves, we have a unique opportunity to harness the creative potential of our youth and build a robust ecosystem that nurtures both technological innovation and economic growth.”