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MSI Refreshes its Alpha 15 Gaming Laptop with AMD Ryzen Processor



MSI revamps its Alpha 15 with the AMD Ryzen™ 5000 H series mobile processors and the latest AMD Radeon™ RX6600M series mobile graphics. The technological amalgamation announced, is an insignia of MSI fulfilling the necessities & desires of the gamers & its universe. The Alpha 15 will be available at a price of INR 145,990/- across MSI brand stores and authorized sellers from 16 September 2021.

Not only this, the recently launched Katana GF76/GF66, and GF75 Thin/ GF63 Thin comprising with the RTX 3050 graphics are also available in the market. These GeForce RTX™ 3050 Series brings the experience of world’s fastest laptops for gamers and creators to the Indian market. Consumers will now be able to experience the Ray tracing technology that simulates the physical behavior of light to bring real-time, cinematic-quality rendering to even the most visually intense games. These range of laptops are built with the award-winning Ampere — NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture that brings together a host of features including AI-powered Dynamic Boost 2.0, NVIDIA DLSS and Resizable Bar for the uncompromising image quality and maximum performance while you’re gaming and creating.

Commenting on the exciting announcement, Mr. Green Lin, Regional Marketing Manager, MSI, said “MSI is delighted to introduce the latest AMD Ryzen™ 5000 H mobile processors and AMD Radeon™ RX6600M series mobile graphics. India continues to be an important strategic market for MSI and we continue to introduce the first of its kind feature in this market with an aim to offer seamless & enriching experience to its consumers. We are confident that the revamped Alpha 15 will elevate the gaming experience and deliver a power-packed performance. MSI will continue its trend of producing top-tier, powerful machines with aesthetic touches that enhance user experience and unleash the inner gamer spirits”.

The Latest AMD Radeon™ RX6000M Series Graphics.

Alpha 15 will now come with the latest Radeon™ RX6000M series mobile graphics, offering up to 70 percent faster speeds, as well as up to 1.5x faster on battery usage, compared to its previous generations AMD graphics. Powered by the AMD Radeon RX 6700M GPU, Alpha 15 delivers 1080p gaming at max settings.

Next-Level Gaming with AMD Advantage™ Edition Laptops

The remarkable performance of the revamped Alpha 15 come with the combinations of AMD Ryzen™ 5000 H-series mobile processors, AMD Radeon™ RX6000M series mobile graphics and exclusive AMD SmartShift and AMD Smart Access Memory technology, which provide next level of speed and responsiveness to enhance your gaming experience

The exceptional display of Alpha 15 is equipped with up to 144Hz high refresh rate, featuring unique AMD Radeon™ Anti-lag and Radeon™ image sharpening technologies. Along with enhancing the image detail, it also minimizes the input lag, which altogether reinforces the gaming experience. 

To offer a paramount gaming experience, Alpha 15 is equipped with MSI exclusive Cooler Boost 5 thermal solutions. The redesigned heat pipes can generate more airflow resulting in a decrease in the core temperature, ensuring a smooth gaming performance.

Alpha 15: Built to Game

The Alpha 15 not only refreshes to the latest AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H mobile processors and AMD Radeon™ RX6600M mobile graphics but also comes with a brand new chassis design. With a 5mm thin-bezel display, independent number-pad, RGB backlit keyboard, and intuitive hotkey, it meets all the needs of gamers.

The all-new AMD Advantage™ edition gaming laptops by MSI takes pride in being the first in the market to bring the latest AMD powerful performance in their laptops. From aesthetic portable design to gamer-centric design, the all-new Alpha 15 aims to be the best in the gaming universe!

Katana GF76

The new Katana GF76 11UC boasts of NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 graphics and GF76 11UD comes with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti graphics , a 17.3″ FHD display and Intel® Core™ Tiger Lake i7-11800H+HM570 processors. They come with 17.3″ FHD thin gaming bezels for better viewing angles and increased productivity. They are optimized to unleash true performance during gameplay, and productivity performance. They supports144Hz refresh rate, that helps run games very well at high settings seamlessly. The Katana GF76 11UC and Katana GF76 11UD are outfitted with MSI Cooler Boost 5, for both the CPU and GPU with up to 6 heat pipes driving more airflow to quickly cool the laptop down. The new Katana GF Series are built with the same exquisite craftsmanship used to forge a blade. Run at optimal performance and shine on the battlefield.


GF76 11UC: INR 123,990/-

GF76 11UD: INR 111,990/-

Katana GF66

Katana GF66 11UC comes with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 graphics, and Katana GF66 11UD comes with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti graphics and Intel® Core™ Tiger Lake i7-11800H+HM570, offering maximized efficiency in gameplay, multi-task work and productivity. They come equipped with a bright and sharp 15.6″ FHD display that brings you the most vibrant visuals so you never miss a beat. The 144Hz refresh rate is fast and smooth enough to provide a seamless and powerful gaming experience. To assure the gaming passion won’t overheat, the GF series are also outfitted with MSI Cooler Boost 5 to ensure optimal thermal dissipation for the best possible experience when running heavy architectural applications.


GF66 11UD: INR 117,990/-
GF66 11UC: INR 106,990/-

GF63 Thin 10UC

MSI GF63 Thin 10UC comes with the latest 10th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor powers up with up to 15% performance gains over the previous generation. With a 15.6” HD display, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 graphics and 144 Hz refresh rate for the ultimate gaming experience.  It has also been fine-tuned to be noticeably quieter and cooler under load, easily blending into any environment. The metallic top and keyboard cover paired with a unique

X-shaped ventilation hidden underneath, and is extremely light-weight. The laptop also has MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works.

Price: INR 123,990/-

GF75 Thin 10UD

MSI GF75 Thin 10UD has a 17.3”FHD display in a compact chassis, with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050Ti graphics for the most realistic ray-traced graphics and cutting edge AI features. Powered by the latest 10th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor and sporting a thin bezel design, the GF75 Thin 10UD offers an immersive gameplay. MSI Cooler Boost technology works harmoniously by minimizing the heat and maximizing the airflow for smooth gaming performance in such compact chassis. It has a 144Hz refresh rate for the most contrast and vibrant visuals during gameplay.

Price: INR 134,990/-


Gamers from India, Pakistan and Nepal to Compete at WEC 2021



Esports athletes from India, Pakistan and Nepal will get the opportunity to compete virtually in open qualifiers to take a shot at becoming the champion of the region. 

While talking about the launch of World Esports Cup (WEC), WEC Director, Vishwalok Nath said:  “We all know how intense it becomes when it comes to any India-Pakistan match and we want fans to witness this epic clash in esports as well. The World Esports Cup will also aim to connect the gamers and gaming community from the South Asian Countries in one platform which will be a first of its kind initiative.”

The tournament, which will be played over a period of three months, will have initial round of two open and closed qualifiers across three regions to screen the best 24 squads from each country. Then, respective countries will battle out to get their best 12 squads which will lead them to finals which will feature their top 4 squads. In the Grand Finals, top 4 squads from India, Pakistan and Nepal will showcase their strategies, coordination and tactical skills to decide the best of the best team from the region. The tournament will be live streamed on official YouTube and Facebook channels of India Today and Aaj Tak along with their websites.

Mr Nath further added regarding its association with Infinix Smartphones, “Mobile gaming with the advent of economical and more advanced smartphone technology has clearly pushed the esports ecosystem to a much wider audience, tapping the still untapped markets across the region and I believe our partnership with Infinix Smartphones consecutive for the second IP property is a strong indication of the potential that WEC brings forth. We are expecting a phenomenal response for this Tri-Nation tournament.” 

In its inaugural edition WEC will witness 33+ Days of streaming. The Hong Kong-based smartphone giant, Infinix Smartphones is geared up with multiple upgrades and innovations specifically designed to give an unparalleled and exceptional gaming experience with Dar Link game boost technology, which enhances the gaming interaction and visual experience in heavy-duty Games like Free Fire. 

“We at Infinix are dedicated to providing the best gaming experience to our customers with our value driven product offerings. To empower gamers and make gaming-focused smartphones available for everyone, even for those from the remotest areas of the nation, we have been focusing on R&D like never before and are constantly trying to improve ourselves with each product that we bring to the market. Our indigenous DarLink game-boost technology is just one example of our efforts in this direction. With this partnership, we aim to open doors and give new opportunities to the growing gaming talent in India. We are confident that Indian players will not only win but will also encourage the Indian gaming pool in a global platform like WEC.” Mr. Anish Kapoor, CEO of Infinix Smartphones said while announcing the association. 

While Esports is now a medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games as well as few other upcoming Asian Championships in the near future. It is expected to see full-fledged induction in Paris Olympics in 2024. WEC’21 aims to play the role of a catalyst to develop, support and grow the Esports ecosystem in India and its neighbouring countries and get esports recognised as a mainstream sport.

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World Esports Day Returns to Promote Competitive Gaming



The British Esports Association is proud to announce that it will host the second annual World Esports Day, due to take place on Saturday 23rd October 2021 and bring people together for a global celebration of esports.

Following on from the success of last year’s activities, the event is coming back bigger and better to increase awareness of the positive impacts that esports has on society.

The campaign aims to celebrate all things competitive gaming, including the players, tournaments, streams, content, as well as other areas that help to build up the industry.

World Esports Day is backed by the British Esports Association, as well as having further support from the Global Esports Federation, Singapore Esports Association and Twitch.

After raising money for Special Effect in last year’s event, this year the selected charity is COVAX.

‘COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, is a worldwide initiative aimed at access to COVID-19 vaccines directed by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and the World Health Organization.’ 

In light of the pandemic, British Esports decided it was best to support this charity in its journey to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to countries all around the world.

Funds raised will go straight to COVAX and allow more people globally to be protected amidst the current global situation. 

There are several ways to get involved with #WorldEsportsDay, whether you are an individual or organisation.

Some of the many things to do include: hosting an event, running a stream, doing an educational piece or even just promoting esports through social media.

To give some inspiration, these are some of the activities completed last year:

– RAF vs student show matches
– Warzone Tournament
– Fundraising Stream
– Social Media Post
– Merchandise Promotion

World Esports day allows for organisations to let their creativity shine through and help to celebrate all of the positive aspects of esports with people from around the globe. 

Download our activity deck:
British Esports has created a deck for individuals and organisations to gain more of an understanding about the day itself, as well as how they can get involved.

This deck outlines the processes behind things like donations to give you more of an understanding about what happens in a more detailed way.

As well as the deck, there are also several assets and resources available to help get activities started, and for you to show your support for the campaign. 

These include: – Social media templates
– Streaming overlays
– Donation ticker
– High-quality logos

All of the World Esports Day assets provided have the space for individuals and organisations to include their own branding, whilst showing their support for the day.

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Facebook to Host its First Ever Gaming Event in India



Facebook announced its first-ever gaming event – FBGamingPressStart in India. Spread across two days, the virtual event will be hosted by popular comedian Abish Mathews and provide game developers, publishers, and creators across India an opportunity to build, grow their communities, and monetize on Facebook.  

#FBGamingPressStart is another step in Facebook’s mission of bringing the world closer together. On Facebook, people can find entertaining gaming videos to watch, follow their favorite creators and game titles, build meaningful connections in gaming groups and chats, discover new games and play those games with people from across the globe — all in one place. The event’s opening address will be made by Gio Hunt, VP of Gaming Business and Operations, Facebook, Ajit Mohan, Managing Director and Vice President, India, and Manohar Hotchandani,Business Development Director, Facebook. 

Focused on gaming publishers, the first day consists of sessions titled ‘Play 101: Facebook Instant Games & Cloud Opportunities’, ‘Get In-App Ads Right With Audience Network’, ‘Supercharge Your Game With Facebook Gaming Services’ and AR as well as gaming communities. On the second day creators, publishers and Esports companies will be able to check out sessions on Facebook Gaming video programs, Gaming Creator Programs and Stories of Diversity and Monetisation from popular gamers in the gaming community. 

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