MUMBAI:Indian eSports Championship, a brainchild of Essence Transmedia Pvt Ltd. and Neon Gaming Studio, concluded their 3-day mega gaming finals held from 10th-12th November. The event was inaugurated by Shri N.B Mote, Hon. Deputy Director, Sports & Youth Service.
The 8 teams shortlisted from across India competed against each other in Dota 2 and CS:GO games. The winners of the championship, Team Brutality for CS:GO and Roar Esports for Dota 2 walked away with a cash prize of Rs 3 lakhs.
The Prize Pool of the Championship was a Whooping 2,000,000 INR
The Championship also had a separate gaming arena for FIFA gamers that competed against each other and the winners were rewarded with cash prizes. It also had an interesting competition – Cosplay, a contraction of costume play where the participants dressed as gaming characters.
The gaming extravaganza had an enthralling showcase of entertainment like live performances by popular music artists like Lost Stories, Anish Sood and Navraj Hans, creating a perfect experience for the music lovers in the city.
Mr. Ashish Jain, Chief Development Officer of Essence Transmedia said, “Indian eSports Championship 2016 received an exceptional response from the industry stakeholders. Our aim was to provide a healthy eco-system to the gaming industry and we will continue to support them with bigger and better competitive events in the future. With the growing awareness and immense global popularity, we are hopeful that eSports will soon be included to the Olympic 2024 program. The inclusion of eSports in Olympic 2024 will be a solid stepping stone and will give a big boost to the esports scene in India.”
The event ended on a high note with the sizzling starcast of Wajah Tum Ho, Sana Khan, Gurmeet Chaudhary and Vishal Pandya attending the grand finale and cheering the gamers.(For images, please click on the link -https://goo.gl/mPYZ7f )
Indian eSports Championship, started with Cafe Warz, a contest for cafe owners from Mumbai. This was followed by an online knockout tournament in which 140+ teams participated. The next stage was a month long online league tournament in which 200+ teams participated from across cities in India.