Yash Pariani — Founder of The Indian Gaming League. On building India’s most popular esports league & the booming indian e-sport scene

Neil Patel
2 min readJul 22, 2020

The Indian e-sport scene is booming. So today I speak to Yash Pariani co-founder of The Indian Gaming League. IGL is India’s most popular competitive gaming and esports league that hosts gaming tournaments online and they are growing fast!

IGL hosts daily online tournaments and battle royales across all your favourite game titles like Call of Duty Mobile, Fortnite, Dota 2, Fifa 20, 8-Ball pool, Clash Royale, Pubg and many more. So in this episode he talks about how he is creating an infrastructure for Indian gamers. Talks about building trust within the community.

How demonetisation helped the esports industry in India. Talks about esports as a respectable career.and finally he talks about Steve Jobs, dealing with concerned parents and dealing with cheats!

In this conversation we also talk about:

  • Stats so far
  • Key learnings as an entrepreneur
  • Why Fortnite became a hit game
  • What you need to be a top esports player?
  • Streaming games
  • Esports v traditional sports
  • Will it become an Olympic event
  • Offline tournaments v online tournaments
  • how much can you win?
  • Thoughts on starting your own Esports team
  • Female E-gamers
  • Seeking challenges




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music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV



Neil Patel

Screenwriter/Podcast host & Producer. Fast learner, Passionate about storytelling. Good sense of humour, & Enjoy challenges! www.neilpatel.co