Mumbai, India, August 18, 2015: Taiwan Excellence in India announced the second edition of the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup (TEGC) after its stupendous debut last year. The worldwide championship has in definitely provided a platform for gamers in India to assemble, engage and compete. The tournament will challenge DOTA 2 gamers to battle for the revered cup, winners take home a cumulative cash prize of INR 4,00,000.
After an overwhelming response to the event last year, this year, the TEGC will be hosting the elimination rounds in Delhi as well. The tournament is divided into two rounds for each city – Eliminations and a Grand Finale – with the former being conducted from select offline venues as per a pre-set schedule.
This year, elimination rounds will be held in Delhi between August 14th to 16th and August 21st to 23rdand in Mumbai between September 4th to 6th and September 11th to 13th. To participate in the contest, enthusiasts can register on http://www.tegamingcup.com/#Schedule. However, it should be noted that registering online does not mean a team slot is confirmed. Participants will have to be present with their teams at the venue between 10 am and 12 pm on the first day of the event to get a registered slot confirmed. Registrations will close on the first day of the event once the slots are full.
Speaking about the Cup, Mr Michael Lin, the Director of the Taipei World Trade Centre Liaison Office in Mumbai said, “With professional gaming becoming one of the most lucrative careers in recent history, some of the world’s best players are known to have made up to US $365,000 playing in tournaments. The Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup, a one–of-its-kind tournament too, has become a Mecca for gamers to prove their mettle with significant cash prizes, a championship title and other goodies at stake.”
There will be a hi-tech exhibit of some of the latest lifestyle products from Taiwan Excellence, including sleek tablets, smartphones, gaming technology, leisure related products and travel products. The event has attracted ten of the most popular brands from the digital world as sponsors. It is sponsored by ACER, ADATA, Acer, ASUS, BenQ, D-Link, FSP, Gigabyte, GX, MSi, Thermaltake and Transcend. Notwithstanding the fact that the gaming industry is still in its nascent stages in India, these brands have forged a strong association with the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup to mobilize the enormous popularity of the Cup among gamers in India. The Cup is one of the few gaming tournaments in the country to have leveraged these uber-cool brands to form a partnership and collaborate to bring something special for the players. With big names endorsing the Cup, passionate gamers indeed have a lot to look forward to in this thriving profession.
The gala challenge will see games like DOTA 2 (Steam version), Competition method: 5 versus 5 (Team play, 5 players per team) and Game Mode: Captains Mode (CM) being played.
After the eliminations, eight teams will qualify to play in the Grand Finale, a day-long ‘League of Excellence’ festival that will be open to gaming buffs and audiences at a central venue. The event will also be streamed live on Twitch TV.
The Finale will culminate into a grand award ceremony, which would see winners and participants being lauded for their performances and provide chances to win gaming gadgets and a total cash prize of Rs. 4,00,000/-. All eight teams qualifying for the finale will win guaranteed cash prizes. The winning team will take home a cash prize of Rs. 1,70,000/-. The team winning the second spot will get a cash prize of Rs. 90,000, while those winning the third and fourth spots will take home Rs. 40,000 each. The fifth and the sixth spot winners will take home Rs. 20,000 each and those winning the seventh and the eight spots will get Rs. 10,000 each.
DOTA 2 fanatics to battle in one of India’s most prestigious gaming tournaments, Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup
- Delhi: August 21st – 23rd
Café Name- Urban Terrain
Address: Bluilding No. 6 , IInd Floor , PVR Priya Complex , Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, India
- Mumbai: September 4th – 6th
Café Name- Gear Up
Address: Powai Plaza Mall, Shop No 151, First Floor, Hiranandani Gardens Powai, Mumbai – 400 076
- Mumbai: September 11th – 13th
Café Name- Accuracy Gaming
Address: Shop 2/16, opp Nutan dal Mill, division 3, unnatnagar, M.G Road, goregaon west, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400062
Grand Finale in Mumbai
September 18th – 19th– Infinity Mall, Malad, Mumbai
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