Mumbai: After successfully launching and running the OTT platform of Balaji – ALT Balaji, Ekalavya Bhattacharya has joined the new age media and content company, Offbeet Media group to set up and lead the esports and web3 verticals for the group. With this move, FusedBulb, a creative-tech company started by Bhattacharya that offers web3 and blockchain strategy, would also be merging into Offbeet Media.
He joins Offbeet Media after a stint at Alt Balaji as chief strategy officer & creative director. Prior to that, as MTV India digital head, he was also instrumental in charting the map for the digital and social growth for MTV India with many award winning campaigns and properties to his credit.
“The gaming industry today, globally, is bigger than movie + sports combined. It's growing rapidly across mobile, PC and console markets in India as well. Within gaming, esports is capturing the imagination of everyone in the media industry and is the most attractive route to connect with GenZ and millennials today. With streaming and game-casting audiences growing month-on-month, this is a super exciting space to be in! We want to set up India's most definitive Esports Academy and be the leaders in the event space for competitive gaming!” he said.
He will also be setting up the web3 vertical for the group. “Web3 is the natural progression for the evolution of the web. The opportunities in the Metaverse, decentralised eco-systems, NFTs and blockchain tech is endless. Right from consumer engagement, immersive experiences, efficiency in supply chains, Web3 is the way to go and we are excited to be the go-to guys for brands in this space,” he said.
Offbeet Media Group founder & CEO Jaideep Singh said “At Offbeet we have been continuously evolving and expanding, entering into new streams of business lines in sync with our vision of being a New Age media and content company and we are super excited to have Bhattacharya joining us. He will bolster our business offering and overall capabilities in the digital footprint across all our rapidly growing business lines.”