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Paytm First Games: Lockdown lift and post-IPL player engagement

Paytm - Virat Kohli of India (c) leads of his victorious team during Day Four of the Second Test of the 2019 International Series between India and South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, India on 12 October 2019. ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Around 60% of the weekly fantasy sports winners on Paytm First Games (PFG) hail from smaller towns rather than metro cities, revealed the company’s COO Sudhanshu Gupta. “That’s the power of skill-based gaming which truly democratises the game,” he said. “One need not be from an affluent background or have any sort of training to win the game.” These comments …

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Sachin Tendulkar to boost India’s fantasy sports awareness as PFG ambassador

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has signed a new partnership with Paytm First Games (PFG), a subsidiary of India’s largest mobile payments company Paytm, to become the fantasy sports platform’s new brand ambassador for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). Tendulkar will also support PFG in creating awareness of all fantasy sports in India, with an aim of generating excitement around …

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Paytm First Games reveals two-tournament India esports launch

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Paytm First Games (PFG) has switched attention to the Indian esports market after launching separate online tournaments in partnership with the Esports Players League (ESPL) and Garena Partners. The dual announcement comes at a time when online gaming is picking up as a form of stay-at-home entertainment. The Indian public are currently living under government-imposed lockdown measures until 3 May …

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AGTech adds fantasy football to Paytm First Captains platform

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AGTech has added new football games to daily fantasy sports (DFS) site First Captains, which sits on the popular Paytm First Games platform. Paytm First Games is a joint venture between AGTech, a leading technology and content provider for both the lottery and mobile games/entertainment markets in China, and Paytm, India’s largest mobile payments company. Charlie Zhang, Vice President of …

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AGTech eyes First Captains fantasy growth through Kabaddi

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AGTech has added new Kabaddi games to daily fantasy sports (DFS) site First Captains, which sits on the popular Paytm First Games platform. Formerly known as Gamepind, Paytm First Games is a gaming destination running as a joint venture (JV) between Paytm as operator and AGTech Holdings as the technical service and sports content provider. Charlie Zhang, Vice President of …

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Paytm targets number 1 fantasy sports status in India

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Having rebranded its gaming platform from Gamepind to FirstGames, parent company Paytm has set about delivering India’s number one fantasy sports destination. The fintech firm is also looking to raise $30 million to fund the continued expansion of the platform – a joint venture with AGTech Holdings Limited. Despite only launching in February 2018, it reached over 30 million users …

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Gamepind launches cricket-focused fantasy product

As the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 kicked off yesterday, Gamepind, a joint venture between AGTech Holdings Limited and One97 Communications Limited (Paytm), has launched Gamepind Fantasy Sports. The fantasy sports platform is set to have a focus upon cricket, which is currently the most followed and popular sport across India. Gamepind has grown in popularity in recent months, having …

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