Japkeerat Kaur aka Sythe

How did you venture into the online gaming space? Which online games do you play regularly? What gaming platforms do you primarily use? (PC, console, mobile) How many hours do you typically spend gaming each week?
I started with console and played fortnite on xbox. Then I moved onto mobile gaming and played games like Clash of Clans, CodM, Pubg and then moved onto BGMI since Pubg was banned in India. Next I got an interest in PC Games and played Dota 2, Rocket League, Apex Legends, League of Legends, and Valorant. I am currently playing BGMI, CODM on mobile and League of Legends and Valorant on PC.
For how many years have you been playing online games?
5 years
What are your educational qualifications?
currently pursuing B Tech in Computer Science (AI&DS)
What skills do you think are required to play online games?
I think Consistency, Patience, Focus, Computing Skills, Concentration are the basic things needed for playing online games.
Does playing online game form part of your daily life? is it a part of your livelihood?
I started it for fun at first but then I started to see a career in it, I have seen many people pursue esports as a career and it is the same for me as a B. Tech student, I would like to develop my own game at some point.
What are your preferred kind of online games? What factors do you consider before putting money into any online game?
I like MOBA and FPS, but I love to try other kinds of games too! I have never spent money in game because I am not at the level to spend yet is what I believe. Once I am at the level where I think I should spend, I will obviously spend then.
What skills are required to succeed in an online gaming tournament?
Again, patience, focus and consistency is needed while you are playing in a tournament. The most important above all of this is keeping your cool and not panicking or pressurizing yourself while you are playing and just keeping your focus.
Have you ever experienced financial fraud or scams related to online gaming? What measures do you think should be implemented to prevent financial exploitation in online gaming?
I have never experienced fraud, but yes be aware of things selling outside of the game itself and make sure that the game you are playing is safe enough and many people have played it or not.
Community Engagement: Do you actively participate in gaming communities or forums? How important do you think community engagement is for the online gaming community?
Yes I do since I am an esports team manager, I need to keep track of what's going on in esports and I am an esports athlete too so I do keep myself updated on various games that I play. Community engagement is needed since everyone is new to this type of career, so everyone should discuss and engage on this topic for it to grow and know the mistakes in it.
What do you think about addiction and dependency on online gaming?
Addiction with online gaming can happen, you need to control your mind and balance everything. Exercise and Gaming and other things should be balanced and you shouldn't be addicted to gaming even when you wanna improve. Don't be dependent on online gaming at all. As I said, balance everything out with your friends, social life, outside life.
Are you aware of the existing laws and regulations related to online gaming in your country? Do you think there should be more regulations to protect gamers' rights and safety online?
I am aware of the laws and regulations in India. There should be more awareness to the pros of gaming and what all gaming can help and how is it good. There is way more hate on gamers than being neutral about it. A lot of hate comes along and no support from friends and family if you choose a gaming career which is wrong.
If there is one thing about the online gaming industry you can convey to the government, what would it be?
I would suggest please give more opportunities to the people who want to achieve something in gaming and who are exceptionally good in games. Let the people build their own brains and maybe they can discover a lot of things in this field too!
Are there any tournaments you have won or gaming achievements you would like to share with us ?
yes being a manager for various esports teams and organizations, especially for for Valorant Challengers South Asia team named Alternate Realities.

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