Esports platform MPL signs MoU with Telangana government

The MoU has been signed with points that the state will provide 500 seat capacity for MPL.

The online mobile gaming platform, MPL will set up a game development centre in Telangana through which they will employ over 500 youths. MPL has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of the state.

The MoU has been signed with points that the state will provide a devoted 500 seat capacity for Mobile Premier League in IMAGE Towers with a consideration from MPL to share technology know-how and hire local talent.

It was signed in the presence of minister for information technology and industry K.T. Rama Rao and was signed by Mobile Premier League CEO Sai Srinivas Kiran and Principal secretary for information technology and communication department, the government of Telangana, Jayesh Ranjan.

Another point that is mentioned is that the Telangana Academy of Skills and Knowledge (TASK) will have to work with MPL to bring in special game development, animation and sports focussed courses to augment the available talent in the state.

In his speech, Minister K.T. Rama Rao displayed sureness that this will become a memorable event for the IMAGE industry and through this, they can build a strong character as an aggregator of various domain events that take place separately.

He even stated how Hyderabad gaming companies have created the best of the new market chances during the covid period. A sum of 45 companies has selected Hyderabad as their base in the gaming sector in the last two years which in total takes to 80.

Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association (TVAGA) President Rajiv Chilaka said, “2020 was difficult for the industry including ours, while gaming animation, VFX suffered because shooting stopped. The industry witnessed a decline of 10 per cent growth. But the good thing is that companies invested into R&D and IP and innovated the current business plans, which will produce great results in the future.”

Biren Ghose, Chairman CII National Committee for AVGC & Country Head – Technicolor India, said, “Telangana has shown strong strategic determination in partnering industry and academia with permitting policy and infrastructure support to take the games, VFX and animation industries to new levels of performance. IndiaJoy is the forum that celebrates the milestones and acts as a torchbearer for the state.”

“The future is going to be about skills, AVGC has gone through steep revolutions. We believe drop-out from schools, and women if absorbed into the system will provide a huge thrust to the industry.” he further added.

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