Facebook, on Thursday, announced its first-ever gaming event – ‘FB Gaming Press Start‘ in India. Spread across two days, the virtual event will be hosted by popular comedian Abish Mathews and provide game developers, publishers, and creators across India an opportunity to build, grow their communities, and monetize on Facebook.
According to the official statement, the event is another step in Facebook’s mission of bringing the world closer together. “On Facebook, people can find entertaining gaming videos to watch, follow their favorite creators and game titles, build meaningful connections in gaming groups and chats, discover new games, and play those games with people from across the globe — all in one place,” the statement read.
The event’s opening address will be made by Gio Hunt, VP of Gaming Business and Operations, Facebook, Ajit Mohan, Managing Director, and Vice President, India, and Manohar Hotchandani, Business Development Director, Facebook, it said.
The first day will consist of sessions titled ‘Play 101: Facebook Instant Games and Cloud Opportunities’, ‘Get In-App Ads Right With Audience Network’, ‘Supercharge Your Game With Facebook Gaming Services’, and AR as well as gaming communities.
On the second day creators, publishers and Esports companies will be able to check out sessions on Facebook Gaming video programs, Gaming Creator Programs, and Stories of Diversity and Monetisation from popular gamers in the gaming community.