Lately, people’s favourite pastime has gone beyond watching TV and playing cards or board games. Yes, we are witnessing an outbreak of digital gamers in India and the world across, especially as the smartphone adoption increases. However, there are quite a few platforms where you don’t merely get to play games, you can also win money while doing the same.
So, let us have a look at some of the innovative gaming platforms that enable you to kill boredom and win cash rewards in the process:
Gamezop.com: Our clear pick of the lot, Gamezop, is casual gaming taken to another level. They have grown to immense popularity recently with their innovative offering: you get to play more than 250 games on one website, without the need to install any application at all! Gamezop is the only gaming platform where you can win money without installing a side-loaded app (recall the tiring and hazardous process of installing a non-Google Play app?). As you register on gamezop.com, it saves a Progressive Web App on your device that allows you the convenience of easy access without the risk of an APK side install. Ingenious!
Our favourite games are Cricket Gunda, Tower Twist, and Escape Run. Find out yours: www.gamezop.com!
My11Circle: Why just watch cricket when you can also test your cricketing acumen and strategy by facing ‘the champions’ head-on?If you beat them, you get to win 3x the cash reward and Rs. 1 crore if you win the entire tournament. Sounds like a win-win situation? Yes, My11Circle, a fantasy gaming platform, enables you to play against Sourav Ganguly and Shane Watson and bag up to Rs. 1 crore if you win the entire tournament (Australian T20 League). The platform currently has disbursed more than Rs. 7 crores to its gamers onboard up to the present time. Don’t sit still if want to be one of them.
WinZO Games: With over 30 games including Bubble Shooter, Space Warrior, and Carrom alongside others, WinZO Games is yet another platform where you can play games and win cash prizes. The best part about it is that its games are available in 10 vernacular languages including Tamil, Telugu, Bangla, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, etc. So, you can play your favourite game in the language of your choice.
BaaziNow: Now, this one is for those people who enjoy general-knowledge-based games. BaaziNow, by Times Internet Limited, features compelling GK games such as trivia quiz, live bingo games, opinion-based quiz, and hands out prize money as instant cash rewards.
Adda52: “Texas Hold’em”, “Omaha Hi-Lo”, and “Crazy Pineapple”. Rings a bell? Well, it must if you’re a poker player. You no longer have to waste your poker skills on free online games anymore. Adda52 empowers you to join lakhs of players online who are winning cash while doing it daily. It features several poker variations that will get you going and test everything from luck and skills to wisdom. Lastly, you don’t need to download any app for playing on Adda52 as well.
Dinesh Nair Appointed as Director for Consumer Business Lenovo India
Global technology leader Lenovo has appointed Dinesh Nair as Director, Consumer Business for India region. Dinesh succeeds Mr. Shailendra Katyal, who has recently been appointed Site Leader for Lenovo India and Managing Director of Lenovo’s PC and smart device business in India.
Dinesh Nair has been an integral part of the Lenovo India consumer business for more than 11 years and has worked successfully across several roles. His most recent role was as the sales & channel management lead for Lenovo’s consumer segment in India. He has handled leadership responsibilities across offline general trade retail, distribution management, field sales, eCommerce, large format retail and category management, and has been a key contributor to the company’s growth journey in India.
“During this difficult time in India, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our employees, partners and customers and I am grateful that we have excellent leaders in place to bring our team together and offer this support. I am proud to hand over the reins of the consumer business to Dinesh. At the same time, this is a demonstration of our commitment to developing talent internally. I am sure he, along with the consumer leadership team, will propel the business to new heights,” said Shailendra Katyal, Managing Director, Lenovo India.
ASUS ROG Announces ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports Tournament
ASUS ROG will host its first ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports tournament from March to April 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic affecting travel around the region, the tournament will be conducted entirely online, with quarterfinal to final matches livestreamed.
The ROG Masters tournament will feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) as the official game title will provide opportunity to teams with enthusiastic players to pitch their skills against each other, as well as the best professional teams from their market and in the region.
The tournament will see various teams from 15 markets across the region vying for the chance to be crowned as the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific Edition CS:GO Champion.
The tournament will be played in three stages played over the course of 2 months:
- Country qualifiers
- Country finals
- Asia Pacific finals
Country qualifiers matches for India will start in the second week of April 2021; 8th April and the finals to be held on the 10th April. The India finals to find the top three teams to represent the country will be livestreamed live on 10th April.
Professional teams from across the region will be automatically placed into seeded positions in the country finals. This gives a greater chance for non-professional, enthusiast teams from India to get through the qualifiers and meet the pro teams in the country finals.
Country Champions will then go on to experience battling winning teams from other APAC markets in the finals that will be livestreamed during 22nd to 25th April 2021.
3 qualifying teams from India finals will stand to win US$800 for first place, US$400 for second place, US$200 for third place. They will then go on to the Asia Pacific finals with the chance to win the following prizes for the championship:
|ROG Masters APAC Championship||APAC Finals (USD/ team)|
Registration and Official Tournament Website
Registration for the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific tournament opens on February 8, 2021 at the tournament’s official website.
Registration closes on February 28, 2021 Further details, match schedules, pro team information as well as rules and regulations can also be found on the tournament website.
Garena Launches Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars
Garena has announced the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Free Fire’s first-ever esports tournament for the South Asia region. Taking place on 6 February, the tournament will feature some of the gaming community’s favourite Free Fire streamers and personalities from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
The Free Fire community has continued to expand in South Asia and across the world, with the mobile battle royale game the most downloaded mobile game globally in 2020, according to App Annie. Through the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Garena will look to continue its efforts to excite and delight its fast-growing South Asian community with exciting Free Fire content, and to support and develop the incredible online community in the region.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature a total of 12 teams. Each team will be led by one of the top 3 streamers from each of the 4 participating nations – chosen by public voting – in this epic clash to determine the best in the region.
The 12 teams will compete in the Battle Royale Squad mode for a slice of the 1 million diamond prize pool. The ultimate winner of this star-studded tournament will receive 500,000 in-game diamonds; the first and and second runners-up will be awarded 300,000 and 200,000 diamonds respectively.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature some of the most popular streamers and personalities from across South Asia.
The team captains for each nation are:
- Total Gaming (19.4 Million YT Subs)
- Desi Gamers (7.8 Million YT Subs)
- Two-Side Gamers (6.85 Million YT Subs)
- Gaming with Nayeem (1.6 Million YT Subs)
- Illusionist YT (479K YT Subs)
- Gaming With Zihad (698K YT Subs)
- Sooneeta (3.26 Million YT Subs)
- Bshow Mgr (399K YT Subs)
- Tonde Gamer (2.37 Million YT Subs)
- RKG ARMY (1.77 Million YT Subs)
- Unusual Gamer (81K YT Subs)
- The Skinzo FF (75.5K YT Subs)
Fans can witness all the high-octane action by tuning in to the live broadcasts of the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars. These will be hosted on Free Fire Esports India YouTube and Facebook, Free Fire Bangladesh Official YouTube and Facebook, as well as on BOOYAH!.
To cater to the diverse South Asian community, the matches will be streamed with live commentary in 5 languages – Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali and Urdu.
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