Releasing the IPO of his company this year and continuous acquisitions in the gaming space, Mittersain has become the Gaming Person Of The Year at BW Gaming World People Of The Year Awards 2021
As the gaming sector in India picks momentum, the contribution of key leaders and gaming professionals takes centrestage in contributing to the sector’s growth. BW Businessworld celebrates these change agents in its initiative BW Gaming World People of the year Awards.
In the debut year of the platform, four business and creative leaders were honoured. ‘The Influencer Of The Year’ was bagged by Rajan Navani, Vice Chairman, Managing Director & Founder, JetSynthesys. The last category – ‘Gaming Person Of The Year’ was won by Nitish Mittersain, Founder & Joint Managing Director, Nazara Technologies. WinZO’s founder & CEO Paavan Nanda received the ‘Disruptor Of The Year’ while Poornima Seetharaman, Director Design, Zynga won the award in the category – ‘Woman Leading Gaming’.
Mittersain, who founded India’s first listed pure-play gaming company, said “I would like to thank Dr. Batra and his team at BW for the award. Thank you so much. The gaming industry has now achieved momentum in India. It will grow on its own. That momentum is strong enough to keep it growing for the next decade. I sincerely believe this is the decade of gaming in India. I started the company way back in 1999 with a dream that India will someday be a large gaming nation. It has taken a long time from there but it is here.”
Releasing the IPO of his company this year and continuous acquisitions in the gaming space, Mittersain has become the Gaming Person Of The Year.
The winners were decided in an editorial-led process that evaluated over 150 profiles in consultation with several domain experts. The BW Gaming World People of the Year award is given to the person who has shown exceptional contribution towards the growth of the gaming industry in the year 2020.
On putting this initiative together, Dr. Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld said, “A couple of weeks back, we launched BW Gaming World with the biggest conference on the business of gaming in India. We believe gaming is becoming more mainstream. As it becomes more mainstream, it becomes bigger and bigger. Hence, we initiated at BW Businessworld – The BW Gaming People Of The Year Awards.”