Bangalore July 24th 2007 - Indiagames, India’s #1 online and mobile games company today successfully conducted the India National Finals for the WCG Asian Championship, in Mumbai.
The country’s top gamers converged to battle out for the championship. Setting the pace very early the Bangalore, Jallandhar&Hyderabad teams were very aggressive in their approach. But it was Bangalore that scorched the field with greatélan. The team comprising of Nilay, Rahul, Sharath, Vishak&Prasad were absolutely thrilled on winning the team event. In the individual events - Mannan Sandhu won the X-Box Dead or Alive, Pereira Reuben, Chotu Vora&Vaishnav Sagar respectively won FIFA 07, Age of Empire III and War Craft. They will now compete at the Asian Championship Finals in Singapore.
Vishal Gondal, CEO, Indiagames said,“The India final was one of the hardest fought gaming tournaments we have seen in recent times. Indian gamers are improving by leaps&bounds and we are confident that they will soon make a mark as professional gamers in the international scene. The Indian gaming scene is getting more intense year on year and the World Cyber Games provides an ideal platform for them to showcase their gaming prowess.”
Over 100 players from various cities of India competed in a mix of solo and team events - FIFA 07, Dota All Stars, War Craft (Frozen Throne), Age of Empires III on the PC and Dead or Alive - 4 on the X-BOX 360 platform. 8 to 10 players represented each city. Dota All Star– a strategy game set in the medieval period, pitting 5 players each on either side, fighting a medieval battle to capture each other’s kingdom. The strategies made by the teams would have even made Alexander the Great to raise an eyebrow in appreciation.
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ABOUT INDIAGAMES LTD.
Indiagames Ltd is India's benchmark mobile and online games company and a leading global mobile game publisher. The Company is engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms including Online and Mobile. Indiagames’ products are developed and published across all major technology platforms and are distributed through partnerships with mobile operators in over 75 countries.
In India, the Company also distributes games via its consumer focused website and operates a broadband Games On Demand service located at http://www.indiagames.com. Indiagames has over 300 employees and offices in Mumbai, London, Los Angeles&Beijing. Internationally the company publishes mobile titles via its IG FUN brand. Key investors include TOM Online Inc. (NASDAQ: TOMO; HK GEM stock code: 8282) - a leading wireless Internet company in China providing value-added multimedia products and services, Adobe Inc., and Cisco Systems Inc.
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ABOUT WORLD CYBER GAMES
The World Cyber Games ( http://www.worldcybergames.com) is the premier global video game tournament and cultural festival. Founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-sports, WCG has grown steadily ever since. With about 2 million contestants from over 70 countries expected to participate in this year's event, the World Cyber Games has developed into a truly global phenomenon with arguably the largest prize money at stake. The theme for the World Cyber Games 2007 is“Beyond the Game”.
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Suhail Baghdadi, Indiagames Ltd, Phone: +98671 93667, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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