Chennai: Facebook hosted its first-ever gaming event FBGamingPressStart in India. Spread across two days, the virtual event saw sessions from game developers, publishers, and creators on how to build and scale their gaming presence on Facebook, find new audiences and grow their community.
The event’s opening address was 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.
On the first day, #FBGamingPressStart was focused on providing gaming publishers and developers with insights on how to leverage Facebook to supercharge their games through monetization, Augmented Reality and Facebook’s Instant Games platform.
The second day provided creators, publishers and Esports companies a ring-side view of Facebook’s Gaming Creator Programs for aspiring and established creators and monetisation tools to enable creators to earn sustainable revenue on the platform.
The day also featured success stories of diverse regional gaming creators such as MrAndMrsOp – a husband-wife gamer duo from Bijnor who started streaming on Facebook and grew their community, RogStream from Kanpur, who is India’s biggest Facebook Gaming homegrown female creator with 2 million plus followers, and Mystic Ignite from Guwahati, Facebook Gaming India’s first ever female partner, among others.