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Karanwal, 25, isn’t just playing video games for self-gratification.
For three nights a week, Karanwal’s game of choice is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG, as it is commonly known.
Krishna estimates there are around 40-50 active streamers in India, who game for three or four hours regularly, and a handful of them are earning a few lakhs a month.
How this works is simple: players live telecast their game play through platforms like YouTube or Twitch, and while they are playing, viewers can also chat and comment.
If viewers like what they see, they can make donations on Paytm or PayPal of amounts of their choosing, or become monthly subscribers to the channel.
But why would people want to pay for anything when there is so much content available on the internet for free?
“I’ve made a lot of online friends who are now real-life friends,” said Puri.
“I saw one person wish another person happy birthday, and I was like, woah, that’s cool, it’s because of my stream that they became friends,” said Iqbal.
Karanwal says he unexpectedly ended up polishing his English once he started streaming.
“If I get a good income, then I can shift,” said Puri.