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Taiwan ExcellenceShowcases Smart Technologies for India’s Smart City Mission in Bengaluru




Taiwan Excellence stepped up its efforts to boost India’s Smart Cities Mission with its strong participation at the Smart Asia India Expo & Summit 2018 laying major focus on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship.

Smart Asia India Expo & Summit 2018 aimed to connect Taiwan’s expertise and India’s opportunity in building intelligent, robust and efficient Smart Cities. The trade show is being held from October 4th to 6th at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), Bengaluru.

At the Expo, the best of Taiwan’s ICT industry displayed some of their most innovative creations that could create a big splash in the Indian market. There were various products and brands in smart ICT, smart healthcare, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and smart-life devices industries. Renowned Taiwanese brands like Acer, Adata, Advantech, AIFA, Apacer, Asus, Aver, Avision, BenQ, Buder, BXB, CyberPower, D-Link, Edimax, Energy Management Systems, FECA, Gigabyte, ICP Das, InWin,Kenda, Medimaging Integrated (MIIS), Moxa,  MSI, Opro 9, Plustek, QNAP, Team, Thermaltake, Tokuyo, Transcend, Walrus Pumps, and XTGL showcased their state-of-the-art products at the event.

The venue holds special importance considering it is one of the most advanced cities of India and is the perfect location for smart city solutions. Bengaluru is popularly known as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of India for being a major IT hub of the nation. Several notable IT moguls have their headquarters in the city. The city with growing opportunities in IT, biotech and other fields, have drawn young, educated professionals from around India. Not only that, Bengaluru is also the startup nucleus of India. For such a high-tech city, living a smart life calls for smart solutions which is why the Expo opted for Bengaluru.

The cutting edge, award-winning products displayed at the Expo turned out to be star attractions for visitors.Among the stellar products on display was the smart Water Dispenser from Buder that gives out water with just a single touch. Its intelligent voice guiding system ensures you can drink fully boiled water in a safe manner. Also, to demonstrate a range of Taiwanese innovations from ‘Smart City to Smart Life’, another product was displayed named Opro9 Smart Diaper, a small and discreet device about the size of a thumb, that could revolutionize the way parents change diapers. OPro9 connects to the parents’ smartphone and sends instant notifications when the child pees so its diaper can be changed as soon as possible, keeping the baby dry and comfortable. There were many more such smart solutions to give ease of life to citizens of a smart city like Bengaluru.

Taiwan Excellence has been contributing to various projects of the Indian government including Smart Cities mission, Make in India, Skills India and Digital India ever since they were announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With its seminal experience in lending expertise to smart projects across the world, Taiwan Excellence is very well positioned to support eclectic projects in India, especially the Smart Cities Mission.  The Smart Cities Mission is the flagship programme of the Indian government to renew and retrofit around 100 cities across the country to make them citizen friendly and sustainable.

Smart Asia India Expo & Summit 2018 was organized by the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC) – the sister organization of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) — with the objective of augmenting India’s ‘Smart Cities Mission’. It proved to be a platform for related industries from all over the world to participate and exchange innovative ideas. Smart Asia brought about solutions to restructure cities with the best in intelligence, networks and telecom, digitalization, public transport, energy grids, public health, water resource management and environmental sustainability.

Mr. Dave Tsai, Director of Taipei World Trade Center Liaison Office in Chennai, said, “India is a key market for us and we really look forward to providing our expertise for India’s smart projects. Taiwan Excellence has been a part of the many ambitious projects that the Government of India has announced and we will continue to renew our commitment to these projects. We are already actively helping many other countries by providing them with requisite smart solutions. We hope to continue exchanging knowledge between India and Taiwan and believe the projects under the Smart Cities Mission will pick up speed because of our efforts and inputs.”


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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.

Tournament Structure

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 ChampionshipAPAC 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.

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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.

Tournament Format

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. 

Invited Teams

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)

Broadcast Details:

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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Top Gaming Accessories for Ultimate Gaming Experience





Witnessing the consumer behaviour being impacted drastically last year, the year 2021 has welcomed an immense lifestyle change for gamers. Gaming has been one of the sectors that witnessed a spike like never before. From casual gamers to professional gamers, the segment realised immense growth in a matter of a few months. A lot of people opted for gaming for the first time with more time in hand, while amateur gamers worked on their skills to shift to pro-level. Owing to ‘isolate and chill’ mode to beat the anxiety and paranoia, a lot of people moved to ‘Play@Home’ and for many, it was rekindling their old gaming habits with the bountiful time in their grasp.

While gaming serves as a boosting engagement, it is important to have the kit and accessories to ensure the seamless and immersive experience of gaming. Especially for those who have just adopted gaming as a new hobby and do not want to invest steeply in buying the expensive accessories, we bring a perfect start-up kit to you that is sure to pave your path to the next level

Logitech G331: Enjoy the whole experience of all your favorite games with Logitech G331 gaming headset that produces big sound to get you into the game. Experience the thrill of a complete gaming experience where you hear everything and everyone hears you. The 6 mm mic ensures that your squad-mates can hear you clear and distinct. It also has an option of Flip-to-mute boom that silences you when you don’t want to be heard. The headphone is all set to work with your PC or Mac or with gaming consoles including PlayStation 4™, Xbox One™, Nintendo Switch™, and mobile devices via 3.5 mm cable. In fact, everything about these headphones is about comfort: The deluxe lightweight leatherette ear cups and headband are made to keep pressure off your ears that is available at at an offer price of INR 5995 .

Logitech G213: Sitting at your gaming desk in front of your gaming monitor might be the way for most PC gamers, but unless you’ve got a killer set-up with a solid keyboard, it may still not satiate your gaming soul. With a RGB color spectrum illumination lets you easily personalize up to 5 lighting zones from over 16.8 million colors to match your style and gaming gear, the Logitech G213 ensures you have a great customisable gaming experience. The G213 comes with a  performance that is up to 4x faster than standard keyboards and features keys that are specially tuned to deliver a superior tactile experience. The dedicated media control allows you to quickly play, pause, skip and adjust the volume of music right from the keyboard. the brilliant color spectrum. The G213 also offers 12 function keys with custom commands and more with free Logitech gaming software. This keyboard is available at at an offer price of INR 4995

Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC: It is of paramount importance to have an exact grip and size while using a gaming mice. With LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting across, Logitech G102 is designed to work seamlessly in any system to enhance your gaming experience. The classic six-button design provides both comfort and confidence that can be customised across 16.8 million colours so you can explore, cast spells, and play just like you want. With 8,000 DPI sensor – The gaming-grade sensor responds precisely to your movements. But if you’re looking to fine-tune controls, free-to-download customization software is easy to use and set up with Logitech G HUB software. it is a complete customization suite that allows you to personalize lighting, sensitivity, and button commands on your G102 mouse. It is available in at an offer price of INR 1985.

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