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HT Brunch Cover Story: The hunger for games

ByKarishma Kuenzang
Mar 06, 2022 12:45 AM IST

Two of India’s highest paid gaming content creators on how they earn seven-figure incomes by simply allowing audiences to watch them play

One day, swears Mithilesh Patankar, he’s going to laze on a beach and play video games all day.

Mithilesh was in the second grade when he first discovered games like Mario and Roadcrash. Ujjwal started even earlier at age five when he came across the game Snake on his older brother’s phone; Hair & make-up: Ashwin Shelar; On Mithilesh Patankar: Clothes by Zara; Shoes by Asics; On Ujjwal Chaurasia: Clothes by Jack & Jones & Zara; Shoes by Adidas (Subi Samuel)
Mithilesh was in the second grade when he first discovered games like Mario and Roadcrash. Ujjwal started even earlier at age five when he came across the game Snake on his older brother’s phone; Hair & make-up: Ashwin Shelar; On Mithilesh Patankar: Clothes by Zara; Shoes by Asics; On Ujjwal Chaurasia: Clothes by Jack & Jones & Zara; Shoes by Adidas (Subi Samuel)
Meet Mithilesh aka Mythpat
Meet Mithilesh aka Mythpat
Ujjwal aka Techno Gamerz
Ujjwal aka Techno Gamerz
Ujjwal’s parents’ support [for gaming] came when they realised how much he could earn [from it] (Subi Samuel)
Ujjwal’s parents’ support [for gaming] came when they realised how much he could earn [from it] (Subi Samuel)
Does gaming get aggressive?
Does gaming get aggressive?
Mythpat says that once PUBG started doing tournaments, parents also realised that careers could be made of it because the stakes were quite high (Subi Samuel)
Mythpat says that once PUBG started doing tournaments, parents also realised that careers could be made of it because the stakes were quite high (Subi Samuel)
What do gaming content creators do?
What do gaming content creators do?
Only once you hit 500k subscribers can you begin to make a living out of gaming content, reveal the two young men (Subi Samuel)
Only once you hit 500k subscribers can you begin to make a living out of gaming content, reveal the two young men (Subi Samuel)
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