GameCon 2021 


26 NOVEMBER 2021

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GameCon 2021 is a platform that aims at being a window into the future of India’s gaming ecosystem. 

The potential for gaming in India is massive. We have the largest number of mobile gamers in the world, greater than US and Brazil combined. With 400M+ gamers, Indian eSports is also ready to take flight. 2.3M+ registrations for the BGMI Mobile India Series, 2020 and 213K peak viewership for the Garena Freefire Tournament 2021, were unprecedented. 

The $200B+ global gaming market is ripe for disruption from India. Blockchain and VR/AR are disrupting the gaming ecosystem. NFTs, User-Developer Platform and newer Social Interactions have transformed the gaming industry from Free-to-Play, to Play-to-Earn.

We at Kalaari and Winzo, believe that India is at the very beginning of a new inflection point for gaming and we are excited to participate and fund the revolution.

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26th November | 4:00 to 11:00 PM IST

Axie Infinity Tournament Finals
Prize Distribution & Interview
Panel: Future of gaming in India

Vani Kola (MD, Kalaari Capital)

Saumya Singh (Co-founder, WinZO)

Justin Keeling (General Partner, Lumikai Fund)

Poornima S (Director of Design, Zynga)

Panel: What makes a Gaming Company successful?

Harri  Manninen (Founding Partner, Play Ventures)

Paavan Nanda (Co-founder, WinZO)

Michail Katkoff (CEO & Co-founder, Savage Game Studios)

Santosh Rao (Co-founder, Stellar Play Games)

Panel: NFTs and Crypto in Gaming

Jeffrey Zirlin (Co-founder, Sky Mavis)

Akhil Jindal (Co-founder, Proof of Game)

Ramkumar S (CEO & Co-founder, Guardian)

Shreyansh Singh (Head of Gaming and NFTs, Polygon)

Dheeraj Shah (Host, Desi Crypto Show)

Launch of Gaming Lab
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India’s second Axie Infinity Community Tournament

Invite only with 8 bracket Double elimination tournament

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Adeeb Sayeed

deadman | adeeb#7327

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Prathap |🇮🇳#3051

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Yug Tarfe

yugGODly | TWL#3962

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ROMAN | jihoz ARMY🇮🇳#0150

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Shashank G


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Jayesh G



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Read more about Axie here

Livestream on Youtube, Linkedin, Twitter and Twitch

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Gaming Lab

The Gaming Lab is an investment initiative jointly led by Kalaari Capital and WinZO Games to support the gaming ecosystem in India. We are looking to invest across all forms of interactive entertainment — games, economies around gaming, content creation, live-ops, and security.

Companies will be able to leverage the extended Kalaari network and vast experience of investing in the Indian gaming ecosystem for the past 16 years.


Companies will get access to WinZO’s Center of Excellence to help drive growth, strategy and distribution for the selected applicant, while driving monetization in the world’s largest engagement powerhouse WinZO’s premium paying user base of more than 60 million and leverage WinZO’s strong 50,000+ influencer community, which will generate localized content and drive promotions in 12+ vernacular languages will be open for invested companies.



For questions please write to

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building a career in india's gaming industry

Join us for an insightful workshop on how to build a career in the Gaming Industry. Outscal is an Ed-tech startup upscaling people in building a career in gaming industry at zero upfront cost. 

Predominately focusing in game development space, Outscal has helped hundreds of students and working professionals in landing a job at best gaming companies across India.

Register for the workshop to learn from Mayank Grover, Founder at Outscal. Mayank is a Carnegie Mellon University alum and have worked in companies like EA, DeNA, Kixeye, D.E.Shaw, Junglee. With over a decade long experience in building games, Mayank started Outscal in 2018 with an aim of bridging the gap between college education and industry expectation.

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The purpose of the workshop is to introduce the audience to Axie Infinity and its surrounding ecosystem. The collective mission behind Axie is to equip gamers with player-owned property rights, enabling gamers to turn their time and effort in Axie into real world value. Essential cryptocurrency and basic gaming concepts will be covered to help newcomers explore the Axie Infinity metaverse!



  • Be able to explain what Axie Infinity is and how play-to-earn is possible

  • Have a basic understanding of the in-game mechanics and tokenomics of Axie Infinity

  • Become familiar with how to use the Ronin Mobile Wallet

  • Understanding cryptocurrency safety and best-practices

About us

About Kalaari

Kalaari Capital is an early-stage, technology-focused venture capital firm based out of Bengaluru, India.

Since 2006, Kalaari has empowered visionary entrepreneurs building unique solutions that reshape the way Indians live, work, consume and transact. The firm's ethos is to partner early with founders and work with them to navigate the inevitable challenges of fostering ideas into successful businesses.

At our core, we believe in building long-term relationships based on trust, transparency, authenticity, and respect. |


WinZO is the largest social gaming and entertainment platform in India. Launched in early 2018, the Company partners with third-party developers to host games on their Android app, where users can enjoy personalized multiplayer gameplay experiences.

The platform is available in 12 languages such as English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, with over 50 million registered users. The WinZO platform has a portfolio of 70+ games. The company focuses on building an enthusiastic community of gamers and gaming influencers in India's Tier 2 – 5 cities.

They envision a future where the WinZO platform can deliver a culturally relevant and enjoyable experience in the Indian gaming ecosystem. |

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