Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup 2019 Finale
The sixth version of the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup’s (TEGC) grand finale acquired a stupendous response from individuals and viewers alike. Skilled avid gamers from throughout the nation converged in Mumbai to battle it out at India’s most prestigious eSports championship on 27th & 28th Sept. at Infiniti Mall, Malad (W), Mumbai. Organized by the Taiwan Exterior Commerce Growth Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan’s Bureau of International Commerce (MOEA), TEGC is India’s longest working eSports championship.
Over time, TEGC has grown to be extraordinarily fashionable and has now develop into one of the crucial commemorated aggressive gaming tournaments in India. In truth, the overwhelming response it has acquired this yr is testimony to how its reputation is rising every year. The primary version had seen solely 565 individuals, whereas in 2019, the quantity has grown to 6,136 individuals.
This yr’s version featured a set of video games together with PUBG Cell, DOTA 2 and CS:GO. The elimination rounds for TEGC 2019 kicked off in June for the pan-India championship with a powerful line-up of cities together with Hyderabad, Bangalore, Silchar, Kolkata, Pune and Mumbai.
This yr, the individuals and viewers received a possibility to witness and get a first-hand expertise of a number of the finest know-how from main Taiwanese manufacturers together with AIFA, AORUS, AVerMedia, Avision, D-Hyperlink, InWin, MSI, Predator, ROG, Thermaltake, Tokuyo, Transcend, U.CR+, Victor, XPG, Zowie, Zyxel, and many others.
Moreover, ever since its inception, TEGC has been striving to work in the direction of the general improvement of avid gamers and the gaming business in India and has additionally been offering ample encouragement to the colourful neighborhood of avid gamers. Annually, TEGC introduces newer components to its format to assist within the improvement of the gaming business.
This yr’s version too included a singular initiative the place India’s most cherished sport lent thrilling assist to India’s quickest rising sport. To grace the grand finale, TEGC invited a few of India’s greatest cricketing legends together with Zaheer Khan, Kiran Extra and Abey Kuruvilla who’re at the moment teaching the Mumbai Indians IPL staff. These stalwarts have been current on the occasion to work together with the younger eSports athletes, mentor them on the whole and instill the values of true staff spirit and sportsmanship in them. With the intention of providing avid gamers general grooming in the direction of pursuing eSports as a profession, TEGC requested the stalwarts to work together with the younger athletes who may study from the information and expertise of the senior gamers. The cricket luminaries spoke to the avid gamers about easy methods to keep centered and devoted whereas working onerous to attain success in sports activities.
Talking on the finale, Michelle Lin, Deputy Director of Strategic Advertising and marketing Division of TAITRA mentioned, “TEGC has all the time centered on giving passionate avid gamers an opportunity to expertise nice gaming on a number of the finest and most modern gaming merchandise from Taiwan “TEGC isn’t just India’s longest working gaming championship, we’re additionally one of many few properties who work in the direction of the general improvement of avid gamers and gaming business in India. This yr, we had amongst us cricket legends like Zaheer Khan, Kiran Extra and Abey Kuruvilla. They made the finale particular with their vitality and the way in which they inspired the kids was superb. We foresee that eSports won’t solely symbolize the spirit of Indian youth right now however may even function an emblem of India and Taiwan transferring ahead collectively within the pursuit of innovation and competitors. We all the time wish to come again with a a lot larger version of TEGC every year and we want to see similar sort of enthusiasm from these passionate avid gamers and the viewers.”
The overall TEGC prize cash of Rs 10 lakh was break up among the many groups on the grand finale. The profitable groups of (CS:GO) U Mumba Esports and (DOTA 2) International Esports took residence Rs. 2 lakh every, groups Blaze Esports (CS:GO) and Entity Gaming (DOTA 2) received the second place with Rs. 1 lakh every, and groups JHS (CS:GO) & Whoops! (DOTA 2) and groups Iyati (CS:GO) & Wipeout (DOTA 2) profitable the third and fourth place with Rs. 50,000 every. Ending fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth place winners, groups Accuracy Gaming (CS:GO) & ROG Titans (DOTA 2), GoFigure (CS:GO) & U Mumba Esports (DOTA 2), OUTPERFORM (CS:GO) & Standin 5 (DOTA 2), Components (CS:GO) & Knockturnal Esports (DOTA 2) respectively, took residence Rs. 25,000 every. Together with the money prize, the winners additionally acquired some superb tech goodies from TEGC’s sponsor manufacturers.
Additionally, this yr the profitable staff of CS:GO U Mumba Esports shall be happening an all-expenses-paid journey to Taiwan to symbolize India within the Taiwan Excellence eSports championship held between the TEGC winners from Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand and in addition a shot at a prize of USD 2,000 and items from main Taiwanese manufacturers.
The eSports business in India is booming at a speedy tempo since the previous couple of years. Pegged at Rs 5,540 crore (FY19), it’s poised for top progress with a probable 22.1% CAGR taking it to Rs 11,880 crore by 2023, as per KPMG India. There’s a giant industrial alternative for the gamers within the ecosystem and championships like TEGC are giving a serious increase to the business.