Anuj Tandon, head of corporate development for India, the Middle East, and North Africa at Krafton Inc has announced that he is stepping down from his position at the company next month. Anuj has spent nearly two years in his position at Krafton India and built an ecosystem in India for gaming along with monitoring and evaluation which has created a great impact in the community.
Anuj Tandon had joined Krafton last year in February after he spent a significant time leading the India division of YOOZOO GAMES as CEO. Before that, he worked as head of mobile game publishing and marketing at India-based Nazara Games, and as a solutions designer at Infosys. Tandon co-founded Rolocule Games back in 2010 and was also the director of the company till 2015.
BGMI Unban – Krafton’s Head of Corporate Development and Investments for India is Leaving the Company
Anuj Tandon has taken to Twitter to announce his departure from the company and he along with his team has closed several deals amounting to an investment worth Rs 1100 Crores (~$135 million) and most of the deals were made in India.
Earlier this morning Anuj Tweeted, “Next week would be my last in KRAFTON India as Head of Corp Dev & investments (India & MENA) – Its been a privilege that in a stint of 1.9 years I had the opportunity to build an ecosystem in India for Gaming+ (M&E+Tech) & hopefully created an impact. From building a strategy for KRAFTON in India and MENA and closing deals, building portfolio of investment worth INR 1100 Crore+ ( ~ $135M) most of it in India – with a very lean team where we have led most deals it has been like running sprints in a marathon.”
Next week would be my last in KRAFTON India as Head of Corp Dev & investments (India & MENA) – Its been a privilege that in a stint of 1.9 years I had the opportunity to build an ecosystem in India for Gaming+ (M&E+Tech) & hopefully created an impact. A short gratitude 🧵(1/n) pic.twitter.com/J3qxpAWyxr
— Anuj Tandon 🇮🇳 (@Anuj_Tandon) October 12, 2022
He further added, “We evaluated more than 200+ deals right from deal sizes of $100M+ to $250k – one conclusion – this is truly India’s decade in interactive entertainment & tech – also MENA is the next big global gaming market – don’t sleep on it. KRAFTON continues to work hard in the region.”
BGMI Unban on Shaky Ground
BGMI was removed from Google Play Store and App Store on 28 July and recently RTI confirmed the game was blocked by MeitY in the country. BGMI’s hopes of returning to India are beginning to fade as it has been nearly four months since its ban; no further updates are available at this time. Tandon’s departure pours more fuel on the fire that indicates that BGMI’s chances of returning to the country is becoming slimmer than ever.
BGMI's hopes of returning to India are slowly fading as it has been nearly four months since its ban, no further update for the moment.
Krafton India Head (Anuj Tandon) has also announced that he will be stepping down next month.
— Gametube (@GametubeI) October 12, 2022
His Twitter handle’s bio states that he is not in charge of BGMI and it is uncertain whether his departure from the company has anything to do with BGMI blockage in the country.