One of India’s leading esports companies, Nodwin Gaming, is partnering with Amazon to introduce a new gaming tournament for casual gamers. GameON Masters: India, as it’s named, is not about Dota 2 or Counter-Strike, but games that are our leisure time associates.
GameON Masters: India is an initiative to empower casual mobile gaming by pushing the presence of games, namely, Jetpack Joyride India Exclusive, Real Carrom, World Table Tennis Champs, World Cricket Championship 2 and Ludo Game, and bringing them to the prime limelight.
Android users are here to take advantage, as iOS users won’t be able to participate in it. Choosing Android over iOS is pretty self-explanatory here as the mass population of our country uses the former.
Players will battle for a prize pool of Rs. 5 Lacs, Rs. 1 Lac per game. The public qualifiers for the tournament will begin by November 23rd. The top 8 players will proceed to the finale, to be hosted at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from February 3rd – 5th.
Winners selected for the finale will enjoy the privilege of a paid trip to New Delhi, if belonging from a different city, which will cover all expenses including accommodation.
Participants must be 18 or above to participate in GameON Masters: India. This is a prominent information from the Terms and Conditions section, which goes unnoticed by many. Additionally, winners will have a time-period of two days to claim their prizes. If unclaimed, the succeeding players will be awarded.
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Prize Pool Breakdown
For each public qualifier –
- 1st Prize: Amazon Store credit worth INR 12,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the Finale in Delhi
- 2nd Prize: Amazon Store credit worth INR 8,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the Finale in Delhi
- 3rd Prize: Amazon Store credit worth INR 4,000
And the Grand Finale Prize: The winner of the Top 8 Offline finale in Delhi will receive a whopping cash prize of INR 1,00,000
The world has surely changed in a way that even games like Carrom and Ludo are now played on mobile devices. Sometimes there’s a lack of time, a hectic daily schedule or just the fact that, our lifestyles have changed enormously.
The tournament is powered by Amazon GameOn’s flexible APIs, allowing games without native leaderboard/tournament system to integrate such functionalities without any hassle.
“Like sports, playing games competitively brings people together,” said Amazon App Store Director, Marja Koopmans. “With Amazon GameOn we are extending that social experience and allowing even more people to play together and improve their skills – and for those who watch to learn from the best. We’re excited to work with NODWIN to bring all casual gamers together and enable them to experience the joys of competitive play in top-notch games in GameOn Masters: India.”
“This is how everybody’s love story with gaming goes: We download games for fun and soon start getting good, then we compete with our friends,” Nodwin Gaming Managing Director Akshat Rathee commented.
“In GameOn Masters: India, participants will compete nationally, something casual gamer rarely get to do. We’re excited to use GameOn to make this tournament possible and can’t wait to watch players compete, especially in well-loved titles like Cricket and Ludo.”
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