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S8UL Gaming Festival Creates History With Over 13,000 Attendees And 200 Million Impressions

Priyanshu Tiwari  |   Aug 1, 12:39 PM   |   5 min read

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S8UL and The Esports Club recently collaborated to host India's biggest gaming and esports festival, the S8UL Gaming Festival, on 29 and 30 July 2023, at the Manpho Convention Centre. Over two days, the event broke multiple records, setting a new benchmark in Indian gaming history. Over 30 creators and 13,000 attendees were part of the inaugural S8UL Gaming Festival with millions more tuning in online to watch the festivities.   


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S8UL Sets New Benchmarks With The S8UL Gaming Festival 

S8UL Esports joined hands with The Esports Club (TEC) to make this event a reality. Several brands like Lenovo, Intel, YouTube India, Mogo Esports, and ACT Fibernet collaborated as partners to help make the event a success. 


Over two days, the festival hosted several Valorant show matches where fans witnessed fierce matchups between the creators, especially the rivalry between JOD Gang and Team S8UL. The most prominent creators like Mortal, Sc0ut, Payal, and Thug, came together for the YouTube Panel discussion, sharing valuable lessons with their fans on how to grow their online presence. 

S8UL Creators playing Valorant show matches


The S8UL Gaming Festival had over 30 creators and 13,000 fans at the venue, making it the biggest gaming event in India. The festival was all over the internet with the streams trending at #2 and #4 on YouTube, alongside 200 million overall impressions across all social media platforms.


Here is what Animesh Agarwal, aka 8Bit Thug, Co-Founder and CEO of S8UL, had to say about the festival: 

“The S8UL Gaming Fest was a unique celebration dedicated to our fans, providing them with a platform to connect with their beloved creators. The response we received in terms of interactions on social media as well as the turnout at the event was truly overwhelming. Engaging in exciting activities with the community that has been such a big part of our journey was heartwarming for each one of us. We extend our gratitude to all the attendees, especially to our partners and sponsors whose stellar support enabled our initiative to turn into a grand success. Looking ahead, we cannot wait to bring the second edition of this unforgettable experience for our fans on an even larger scale and are confident that it will exceed everyone’s expectations.”


The festival also hosted a Cosplay Competition on both days where the winner received the latest Lenovo gaming laptops. At the event, Lenovo also hosted a surprise reveal of the new Lenovo LOQ Gaming Laptops


After a successful collaboration with S8UL, here is was Chandrika Jain, Director of Marketing, Lenovo India, stated:

“The S8UL Gaming Festival gave us an opportunity to engage with hundreds of casual and serious gamers. With over 10k attendees experiencing gaming on our Legion devices at the event, this weekend’s crowd-puller really solidified our leadership and popularity amongst the gaming community. It was great to partner with S8UL Gaming Festival and The Esports Club to bring forth this impactful, ultimate gaming experience on-ground.”


Thanks to the booming success of the S8UL Gaming Festival in Bangalore, S8UL Esports has also announced that the festival will be back in Mumbai in 2024. 

Hola, folks! I am Priyanshu (IGN: d3monviking). Whether it's playing games or writing entertaining articles for you at Gossip.gg, you'll almost always find me at the keyboard.




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