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Loco and Glance Becomes Digital Streaming Partner for NODWIN Gaming’s BGMI Tournament

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NODWIN Gaming’s upcoming mega BGMI Master Series Tournament is set to go live from June 24, 2022. NODWIN Gaming, among the world’s leading esports companies, has onboarded India’s leading game streaming and esports platform, Loco and the android lock-screen platform Glance as its digital streaming partner for the mega event that is set to change the way esports is perceived in India.

A pioneer in the live game streaming and esports sector in India, Loco is paving the way for gaming to go from a niche hobby to mainstream national interest. The platform has organized over 32 BGMI tournaments since its launch, witnessing a steady rise in its live viewership numbers.

Commenting on the association, Ashwin Suresh, Founder, Loco said, “We are very excited to partner with NODWIN Gaming once again after our landmark NODWIN Loco All Stars Invitational in April which saw the highest concurrent viewership for any esports tournament on an Indian game streaming platform. NODWIN is looking to take things to the next level with the BGMI Master Series and there’s no better home for it than India’s largest game streaming platform, Loco. Being the Indian gaming community’s town square, we expect a majority of viewership for this tournament to occur on Loco and we look forward to delighting our users with yet another high quality event experience.”

“We are very excited about this never-before-attempted televised esports event. We’re making sure the tournament can be accessed across platforms be it television or the digital medium.  You can watch it on Star Sports 2, and we’ve also tied up with Loco and Glance Live for further digital access. Through these partnerships, we want to amplify the biggest event in the esports calendar this year! Both these brands will give access to advertisers associated with the tournament an extended consumer base while letting us promote a 360-degree outreach to both the digital and linear television audience,” said Akshat Rathee, Co-Founder and Managing Director, NODWIN Gaming

The biggest esports event of the year – BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA Masters Series will be held from June 24 to July 17, 2022, at the NODWIN studios in Delhi. The tournament will award a mega price pool of ₹1.5 Cr. The winning team will be awarded ₹2,500,000 and ₹100,000 for the tournament Most Valuable Player. 

The tournament will see the participation of the top 24 teams which will play in three groups of eight members each. These three groups will battle each other over a period of 3 weeks, and the top team on the leaderboard at the end of the 4th or final week will win the tournament. The finale of the tournament will be held from July 13-17, 2022.

BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA Masters Series tournament India Participating teams-

Team SoloMid  Team 8Bit  Orangutan
Hyderabad HydrasOR EsportsSOUL
Revenant esports7Sea EsportsChemin Esports
Skylightz GamingTeam Enigma ForeverNigma Galaxy
Team Insane EsportsGlobal esportsR esports
Enigma GamingGodLike EsportsMarcos Gaming
Rivalry EsportsBlind EsportsHydra official
Team XOTeam XsparkFS Esports

Catch all the action from the BGMI Masters Series 2022 on Star Sports 2, Loco and Glance Live from June 24th, 2022, between 8.00 pm to 11.30 pm.The broadcast will be in Hindi, Tamil & English.

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ESFI Reveals Indian Squad for World Esports Championships

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Tekken7 star Hitesh Khorwal and Ritesh Sarda-led Team Wicked Gaming secured their places in the Indian squad as the Esports Federation of India (ESFI) announced a strong 11-member contingent for the 14th edition of the World Esports Championships (WEC), to be held in Bali from November 27 to December 7.

Khorwal aka rcool and a five-member Team Wicked Gaming, comprising of skipper Sarda, Hrishikesh Shenoy, Anshul Ajay Adarkar, Shuvajyoti Chakraborty and Ninad Ramesh Sonare, sealed WEC berths after winning the Tekken7 and CS:GO titles respectively at the National Esports Championships, which saw a thrilling competition with the participation of top athletes from across the country virtually.

The upcoming World Esports Championship—organised by the International Esports Federation (IESF), will boast a massive prize pool of USD 500,000 (INR 4 crore approximately).

Besides Tekken7 and CS:GO, WEC will also have DOTA2 and PES2022 titles. A DOTA2 team, which qualified for the 2022 Asian Games, has been selected to represent India at the WEC as well. The team will consist of veteran athletes including Moin Ejaz, Shubham Goli, Ketan Goyal, Abhishek Yadav and Vishal Verenakar, who is included in place of Krish.

As the PES/eFOOTBALL still does not have an option to hold online championship, ESFI has been evaluating to organise an offline event that may be held in Delhi or Mumbai and the dates and venue for the qualifiers will be announced soon.

“The NESC ’22 was a stupendous success in every possible way, there were many impressive results. This Indian contingent will be a tough one to beat and I’m certain that they will not only put up a strong fight but also strive for a podium finish. It’s great to see an immense interest among the Indian youth towards Esports. On behalf of the Esports Federation of India, I wish the entire squad best luck for the regional qualifiers,” said Lokesh Suji, Director of Esports Federation of India and Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation.

A two-day National Esports Championships saw participation of 16 top teams from across the country in a multiplayer first-person shooter esports title CS:GO. The defending champions Wicked Gaming put up a brilliant show and remained undefeated throughout the qualifiers. In the nail-biting final, they defeated Kingpins, an underdog team which gave a tough fight.

“We played really well during our qualifiers and defended our national title. All our hard work and preparation before the event paid off. We have been grinding more since we got to know about the national qualifiers and the whole team put in extra hours for the qualifiers. There will be many good teams across our regional qualifiers and we are prepared to give them a tough fight and make our country proud,” said an elated Sarda, skipper of Team Wicked.

On the other hand, in single-player fighting game Tekken7, Khorwal also successfully defended his title after he brilliantly ended the sensational run of Kashmir’s Arsalan Nabi Wani aka KMR in the final with a 2-0 win. Arsalan had topped the winner brackets while Khorwal entered the final after leading the lower brackets as 36 athletes took part in Tekken7.

“NESC is always an arduous task for Tekken participants since our scene has progressed tremendously well and reached a new zenith. So, it’s a moment to cherish for me. It creates a perfect scenery of success for me after putting my blood and sweat into this game. I am also delighted to see the fresh faces in the scene who are already masters of the trade. This ultimately shows how far we have come as a community. This time I am more devised for the regional finals. As a mountain to climb it already is, I feel confident as well as prepared for this. It’s a great opportunity to prove my mettle against the literal virtuosos of the title and my body, soul and mind, are ready for it. Bring it on, Bali!” said Tekken 7 star Hitesh Khorwal aka rcool.

The Indian contingent will now take part in the World Esports Championships Regional Qualifiers, for which the dates will be announced soon by the IESF. For CS:GO & Tekken 7, Regional Qualifiers will be played but irrespective of the results, they will participate in the Global Finals to be held in Bali.

ESFI continued its partnership with the country’s top sports and Esports specialised communication firm—Artsmith – Concepts & Visions, which will continue its support as their communication partner for the prestigious World Championships.

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Loco and Glance Becomes Digital Streaming Partner for NODWIN Gaming’s BGMI Tournament

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NODWIN Gaming’s upcoming mega BGMI Master Series Tournament is set to go live from June 24, 2022. NODWIN Gaming, among the world’s leading esports companies, has onboarded India’s leading game streaming and esports platform, Loco and the android lock-screen platform Glance as its digital streaming partner for the mega event that is set to change the way esports is perceived in India.

A pioneer in the live game streaming and esports sector in India, Loco is paving the way for gaming to go from a niche hobby to mainstream national interest. The platform has organized over 32 BGMI tournaments since its launch, witnessing a steady rise in its live viewership numbers.

Commenting on the association, Ashwin Suresh, Founder, Loco said, “We are very excited to partner with NODWIN Gaming once again after our landmark NODWIN Loco All Stars Invitational in April which saw the highest concurrent viewership for any esports tournament on an Indian game streaming platform. NODWIN is looking to take things to the next level with the BGMI Master Series and there’s no better home for it than India’s largest game streaming platform, Loco. Being the Indian gaming community’s town square, we expect a majority of viewership for this tournament to occur on Loco and we look forward to delighting our users with yet another high quality event experience.”

“We are very excited about this never-before-attempted televised esports event. We’re making sure the tournament can be accessed across platforms be it television or the digital medium.  You can watch it on Star Sports 2, and we’ve also tied up with Loco and Glance Live for further digital access. Through these partnerships, we want to amplify the biggest event in the esports calendar this year! Both these brands will give access to advertisers associated with the tournament an extended consumer base while letting us promote a 360-degree outreach to both the digital and linear television audience,” said Akshat Rathee, Co-Founder and Managing Director, NODWIN Gaming

The biggest esports event of the year – BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA Masters Series will be held from June 24 to July 17, 2022, at the NODWIN studios in Delhi. The tournament will award a mega price pool of ₹1.5 Cr. The winning team will be awarded ₹2,500,000 and ₹100,000 for the tournament Most Valuable Player. 

The tournament will see the participation of the top 24 teams which will play in three groups of eight members each. These three groups will battle each other over a period of 3 weeks, and the top team on the leaderboard at the end of the 4th or final week will win the tournament. The finale of the tournament will be held from July 13-17, 2022.

BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA Masters Series tournament India Participating teams-

Team SoloMid  Team 8Bit  Orangutan
Hyderabad HydrasOR EsportsSOUL
Revenant esports7Sea EsportsChemin Esports
Skylightz GamingTeam Enigma ForeverNigma Galaxy
Team Insane EsportsGlobal esportsR esports
Enigma GamingGodLike EsportsMarcos Gaming
Rivalry EsportsBlind EsportsHydra official
Team XOTeam XsparkFS Esports

Catch all the action from the BGMI Masters Series 2022 on Star Sports 2, Loco and Glance Live from June 24th, 2022, between 8.00 pm to 11.30 pm.The broadcast will be in Hindi, Tamil & English.

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ESFI Reveals Indian Squad for World Esports Championships

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Tekken7 star Hitesh Khorwal and Ritesh Sarda-led Team Wicked Gaming secured their places in the Indian squad as the Esports Federation of India (ESFI) announced a strong 11-member contingent for the 14th edition of the World Esports Championships (WEC), to be held in Bali from November 27 to December 7.

Khorwal aka rcool and a five-member Team Wicked Gaming, comprising of skipper Sarda, Hrishikesh Shenoy, Anshul Ajay Adarkar, Shuvajyoti Chakraborty and Ninad Ramesh Sonare, sealed WEC berths after winning the Tekken7 and CS:GO titles respectively at the National Esports Championships, which saw a thrilling competition with the participation of top athletes from across the country virtually.

The upcoming World Esports Championship—organised by the International Esports Federation (IESF), will boast a massive prize pool of USD 500,000 (INR 4 crore approximately).

Besides Tekken7 and CS:GO, WEC will also have DOTA2 and PES2022 titles. A DOTA2 team, which qualified for the 2022 Asian Games, has been selected to represent India at the WEC as well. The team will consist of veteran athletes including Moin Ejaz, Shubham Goli, Ketan Goyal, Abhishek Yadav and Vishal Verenakar, who is included in place of Krish.

As the PES/eFOOTBALL still does not have an option to hold online championship, ESFI has been evaluating to organise an offline event that may be held in Delhi or Mumbai and the dates and venue for the qualifiers will be announced soon.

“The NESC ’22 was a stupendous success in every possible way, there were many impressive results. This Indian contingent will be a tough one to beat and I’m certain that they will not only put up a strong fight but also strive for a podium finish. It’s great to see an immense interest among the Indian youth towards Esports. On behalf of the Esports Federation of India, I wish the entire squad best luck for the regional qualifiers,” said Lokesh Suji, Director of Esports Federation of India and Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation.

A two-day National Esports Championships saw participation of 16 top teams from across the country in a multiplayer first-person shooter esports title CS:GO. The defending champions Wicked Gaming put up a brilliant show and remained undefeated throughout the qualifiers. In the nail-biting final, they defeated Kingpins, an underdog team which gave a tough fight.

“We played really well during our qualifiers and defended our national title. All our hard work and preparation before the event paid off. We have been grinding more since we got to know about the national qualifiers and the whole team put in extra hours for the qualifiers. There will be many good teams across our regional qualifiers and we are prepared to give them a tough fight and make our country proud,” said an elated Sarda, skipper of Team Wicked.

On the other hand, in single-player fighting game Tekken7, Khorwal also successfully defended his title after he brilliantly ended the sensational run of Kashmir’s Arsalan Nabi Wani aka KMR in the final with a 2-0 win. Arsalan had topped the winner brackets while Khorwal entered the final after leading the lower brackets as 36 athletes took part in Tekken7.

“NESC is always an arduous task for Tekken participants since our scene has progressed tremendously well and reached a new zenith. So, it’s a moment to cherish for me. It creates a perfect scenery of success for me after putting my blood and sweat into this game. I am also delighted to see the fresh faces in the scene who are already masters of the trade. This ultimately shows how far we have come as a community. This time I am more devised for the regional finals. As a mountain to climb it already is, I feel confident as well as prepared for this. It’s a great opportunity to prove my mettle against the literal virtuosos of the title and my body, soul and mind, are ready for it. Bring it on, Bali!” said Tekken 7 star Hitesh Khorwal aka rcool.

The Indian contingent will now take part in the World Esports Championships Regional Qualifiers, for which the dates will be announced soon by the IESF. For CS:GO & Tekken 7, Regional Qualifiers will be played but irrespective of the results, they will participate in the Global Finals to be held in Bali.

ESFI continued its partnership with the country’s top sports and Esports specialised communication firm—Artsmith – Concepts & Visions, which will continue its support as their communication partner for the prestigious World Championships.

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