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Erik Rempen Announces ‘Kainga: Seeds of Civilization’ Game

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Erik Rempen, self taught solo game designer, is thrilled to announce Kainga: Seeds of Civilization, a roguelite village-builder where your choices will shape the survival of your people. Kainga: Seeds of Civilization will enter Steam Early Access in autumn 2021 following a Kickstarter campaign scheduled to start on 18th May. 

Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is a roguelite village-builder set in a world full of mystery and surprise. Taking on the role of the Thinker, the leader of the village, you will need to adapt to the procedurally generated environment and surroundings and make the right choices to allow your people and village to flourish. The Thinker is responsible for passing the players’ decisions and commands on to the people. Although the citizens are somewhat expendable, if the Thinker falls, you lose. Much like the king in chess, they’re weak and vulnerable and must be protected at all costs. 

Establishing a village is easy, survival is not. Threats to your people come from all directions; weather events, the environment, wildlife and demands or raids from other tribes all threaten your very existence. In Kainga: Seeds of Civilization, you are not the hero or savior of the world, merely a participant in its ever-expanding story.

Instead of following the long-winded city builder formula, Kainga: Seeds of Civilization is focused on short, 30 minute to 1 hour challenges. Each challenge is a fresh and diverse experience in a new location which still allows the player to make progression between runs.

“All my life I’ve been fascinated with ancient cultures from across the globe and I’ve always been interested to learn what makes them unique.” Commented Erik Rempen, solo developer of Kainga. “ I’ve traveled to over 60 countries around the world and everywhere I go, the variety and complexity of local culture and history never ceases to amaze me. I’ve always wanted to play a city-builder game that allowed for deep cultural variability and after waiting far too long, I decided to make it myself! I’ve spent the past few years getting to this point and I’m excited to finally share this dream so we can start dreaming together”.

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Enjoy Ultimate Gaming on AGON PRO AG254FG Gaming Monitor

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The world’s number one gaming monitor and IT accessories brand AGON by AOC launches an entirely new product category for the most demanding and competitive gamers and esports players: AGON PRO. The first model launched in the AGON PRO category brings cutting-edge technologies to the gamers that require legendary specs. The 24.5” (62.2 cm) AGON PRO AG254FG employs a fast IPS panel with Full HD resolution and a 360 Hz refresh rate for unbeatable gaming performance, combined with 1 ms GtG response time and Nvidia G-Sync with NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer to minimise system latency.

“The esports scene is a very tough environment, and the esports athletes and enthusiasts require the best gear they can possibly get. Co-operating with legendary teams such as G2 Esports, we know what professionals want and with their needs in mind we brought AGON PRO to life,” says Stefan Sommer, Head of Global Marketing at AOC.

True mastery is unbeatable

The 24.5 AGON PRO AG254FG sports a powerful design for the best gamers out there and was bestowed the “reddot design award”. The 3-side frameless frontal design is deliberately minimal to reduce distractions and a shadow shield increases visibility when the stage lights shine bright during tournaments. On the backside, the monitor features strong lines and striking accents of the AGON Light FX RGB lighting, which provides 14 lighting modes and 10.000s of RGB light combinations that can be customised with the special AOC software, G-Menu. The AGON LED logo projection on the front also increases the flair for gamers to show their unique gaming style. 

The 24.5” fast IPS panel of the AG254FG comes with exceptional features: it offers a 360 Hz refresh rate, and the 1 ms GtG response time ensures the visuals are displayed without artefacts such as ghosting. The Full HD resolution on this 24.5” monitor results in the crisp, sharp visuals esports gamers love, and enables the users’ GPU to show its full potential in terms of speed and framerate. By employing an IPS panel, this esports-grade monitor supports 110% sRGB coverage for truly vivid and natural colour reproduction, and offers wide viewing angles of 178°/178°. Thanks to the VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, the display can also decode and correctly represent HDR data for a lifelike dynamic range.

Furthermore, the AG254FG has a native NVIDIA G-Sync processor, with a variable refresh rate range of 1-360 Hz, eliminating stutter and tearing by matching the refresh rate of the monitor with the GPU’s framerate. Also if motion blur is a problem, NVIDIA Ultra Low Motion Blur technology uses backlight strobing to reduce motion blur to give you super smooth moving visuals.

As a first in AGON by AOC monitors, the AGON PRO AG254FG comes with the Nvidia Reflex technology to reduce system latency to unbelievably low levels. By integrating the Nvidia Reflex technology, game developers can eliminate the GPU render queue and reduce CPU backpressure in GPU intensive scenes. Additionally, the built-in Nvidia Reflex Latency Analyzer can measure the exact time between a click from the mouse and changing pixels on the screen, which was previously only possible with high-speed cameras and special equipment.

Optimal posture is crucial for the comfort and performance during gameplay. The AG254FG facilitates this with an ergonomic, height, swivel, pivot and tilt adjustable stand. The 4-port USB hub enables gamers to connect their mouse and keyboard directly to the monitor, while the 5W stereo speakers with DTS sound offer punchy sound for daily use when headsets are not required.

To adjust the monitor to their preferences, users can either use the included wired remote, the QuickSwitch, to flick between various settings, or use the AOC G-Menu software on their PCs. Additional gaming features include the Dialpoint (crosshair overlay) to help players improve their aim, Frame Counter to show frames per second information on any of the four corners, the AOC Shadow Control feature to lighten dark areas without affecting the rest of the screen and vice versa, the AOC Game Color setting to change saturation levels, and 6 gaming modes for different game genres (3 of them user customisable).

Thefirst AGON PRO model, the 24.5” AGON PRO AG254FG will be available from September 2021 at the MSRP of €849.

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2nd Edition of WPT Online India Series is Here with Huge Prize Money

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WPT (World Poker Tour) is one of the most prestigious names in the world of Poker. Since its inception in 2002, the gaming and entertainment brand has been at the forefront of hosting offline and online Poker tournaments and broadcasting the Main Tour events through television and digital media, and as a result, established its position as the global industry leader.  The WPT television show airs in over 150 countries and territories, and the production of its 18th season is underway. Players from all over the globe participate in the coveted events to win a share from the gigantic prize pools and add a WPT trophy to their Poker resume.  

This year, in association with Adda52, WPT is all set to take another step towards expanding its footprints in India. Following the record-breaking success of last year’s WPT Online event, the Indian Poker giant has been again chosen by WPT as its exclusive partner. Adda52 will play host to WPT Online India 2021, which will run from 1st to 30th August.  The tournament series will feature INR 25 Crore guarantee in prizes, spread across 800 plus events catering to every player category with 45 trophies up for grabs.

The highlight of the series is the INR 499 buy-in WPT Unreal, which gives away a gigantic INR 1 Crore guarantee and features 30 entry events from 1st to 29th August. Surviving players from all the entry events will battle it out for the lion’s share of the prize pool on 29th August. 

The entry to the prestigious WPT Main Event offering 3 crore guaranteed in prizes will start from 22nd August. The INR 16,500 buy-in event will have 10 entry events, which are scheduled to run for 8 days (22nd to 29th August). All selected participants from these 8 days will fight it out for the most coveted title in the Indian Poker circuit on 29th August, during which the champion will be crowned. The winner will also receive the Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Titanium watch, a $ 5,000 WPT passport allowing him to participate in the live WPT events worldwide, Adda52 Wallet Credits worth 1.5 Lac, and the Champions trophy. The runner-up finisher will also be rewarded with a WPT trophy.

Adda52, owned by Delta Corp, became the exclusive Indian partner of WPT in the year 2016. The inaugural event ‘WPTDeepStacks series’ debuted in November 2017 at Deltin Royale- India’s most luxurious cruise casino.  The first edition of WPT Online India, Main Event had INR 2.5 Crore guaranteed Event, was held on www.Adda52.com in November 2020 and went on to become a trendsetter. This year, the two Poker behemoths have joined forces again to break all previous records in terms of entries and prizes and bring this highly entertaining game of skill for every Indian gaming enthusiast.

“The WPT is thrilled to partner once more with Adda52 to continue accelerating the growth of Poker in the India market,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “We cannot wait to see thousands of players take their shot at pursuing a WPT title as part of the WPT Online India festival.”

“WPT Online is a major area of success for the World Poker Tour and we look forward to having another successful event with our partners at Adda52, who have brought so much excitement and energy to WPT Online India,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour.

Shivanandan Pare, CEO of Gaussian Networks Pvt. Ltd, shared his views on the partnership, “Adda52 has always strived to make Poker an integral part of Indian pop culture. We are very happy to bring this year’s WPT online edition in association with the World Poker Tour. WPT online is Adda52’s way to celebrate the competitive spirit of the Poker game and the arrival of Indian Poker players at the global stage.”

Expressing her excitement on the collaboration, Minissha Lamba, Adda52’s celebrity Poker Pro, said,The WPT is a great tournament with mind-blowing guarantees. Anyone… Literally any who knows how to play Poker can have a life-changing win! The one tournament for all is the Rs 499 entry with a 1 Crore GTD. Unheard of in tournament history… Don’t miss your chance to go for gold!”

Commenting on the tournament series, Kunal Patni, Adda52’s game ambassador, said, “Most Poker players have been itching to travel and play a live series over the last 15 odd months but obviously haven’t been able to do so due to the pandemic. However, Adda52 has gone ahead and made it possible to play a HUGE series like WPT right from the comfort of our homes. It’s time to play WPT online on India’s largest Poker site and there is something for everyone. I am super excited about playing the WPT series from 1st of August.”

Adda52 is a renowned Poker brand that always plays its cards right. Players’ delight and satisfaction are at the core of Adda52, and the brand has ensured to retain its core values by offering Indian Poker players and fans a wide range of games, innovative features, engaging       promotions, and mouth-watering giveaways. The partnership with WPT marked another milestone for Adda52 in its mission to serve the constantly evolving needs of its diverse user base and inspire the next generation of gaming fanatics.

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These Are India’s Best Gaming Content Creators Who Are Inspiring Youngsters

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Gone are the days when youngsters were told off by their folks for wasting hours e-gaming before a console, PC or mobile. Today, with increasing internet penetration, digitization across India and switchover to smartphones, the tables have turned and gaming has become a much vied-for, lucrative profession for both the urban and rural youth. And why not? Gaming is now becoming a strong avenue for the youth, millennials as well as the Gen Z to earn money, name and fame. 

Trinity Gaming, India’s top gaming talent management company, has in a way, been partly responsible for creating this tectonic shift where Indian youth perceives esports and gaming not only as a profession but a gratifying job. With a motto of Game, Connect and Build, Trinity Gaming is enabling beginners to make a serious career out of their passion and past time from gaming. The company is committed to encouraging gamers who want to pursue a career in creating content. Trinity Gaming has taken the new generation of gaming creators to master and monetize their craft, proudly creating viral content for some of India’s largest brands and TV Channels alike. Currently, they are managing more than 250 top content creators in India who specialize as entertainers, influencers as well as content creators for the gaming ecosystem.

Here are India’s leading five gaming content creators & esports heroes that are setting the bar high and aspiring many more youngsters to take up esports professionally:

1. Aaditya Sawant a.k.a Dynamo Gaming 

Aaditya Sawant, better known by his channel name Dynamo Gaming, the popular PUBG Mobile player now turned as BGMI creator has over 9.8 million subscribers on YouTube and 2 million followers on Instagram. He is an esports player and one of the most loved influencers in the gaming industry. The famous content creator was even spotted in the official Battlegrounds Mobile India teaser that went live on May 18. On the date of the early access release of Battlegrounds Mobile India, Dynamo Gaming was the first streamer who streamed the game on Youtube and showed the public. His channel usually reviews games, communicates with the audience and discusses tricks and hacks to clear levels in video games.

He has collaborated with brands like HP India, AMD India, ASUS and other brands for multiple campaigns. 

2.  Jonathan Jude Amaral a.k.a TSMentJonathan 

Jonathan, 19-year-old esports athlete and influencer is based in Mumbai and has crossed many milestones in the gaming world. He is a popular PUBG Mobile player who won various titles including PMCO Fall Split SEA 2019, PUBG Mobile India 2020 and many more for TSM-Entity. Apart from that he is a popular game influencer who has 2.5 million YouTube subscribers on his channel, titled as Jonathan Gaming, which is speculated to hit five million subscribers by the end of 2021. The famous esports athlete and content creator was also spotted in the official Battlegrounds Mobile India teaser. 

3. Luv Sharma, aka GodNixon Gaming 

GodNixon is an Indian gamer & Youtuber with over 1.62 Million Subscribers. He used to Uploads PUBG Mobile Video of Gameplay, Tips & Tricks, Creates Opening, and lots more. He started his YouTube Career in the year of 2018 and where he used to upload PUBG Mobile Tips & Tricks Videos. He got a good response from the audience then later he started uploading Gameplay Videos of PUBG Mobile. GodNixon Gaming is a 20-Year-Old boy from India and his Real Name is Luv Sharma. He spends around 10 Lakhs in his PUBG Account for Gun Skins, Outfits, etc.

4. Chetan Chandgude a.k.a Kronten Gaming  

Chetan plays his games under the name Kronten Gaming and he has received the Golden Play button from YouTube for his excellence. Speaking of his gaming, he is very precise with his shots that are what makes him stand out from the other gamers out there. He currently has 2.17 million subscribers on his channel and has a massive fan following of 469k on his official Instagram account. The famous gaming influencer and content creator was also spotted in the official Battlegrounds Mobile India teaser. 

5. Rishab verma aka Antaryami gaming 

Antaryami is streamer and roaster. He is from Kanpur, India. He is famous for his unique voice and funny light hearted comedy commentary in PUBG streaming. He has 339k+ followers on Instagram and approximately 3.5 million+ subscribers on his youtube channel. Antaryami is not a professional gamer but one of the most loved and viewed game streamer on YouTube.

These young guns have set the ball rolling to make gaming & esports in India the most coveted profession. They play big and earn big!

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