DOTA 2 tournament: Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup 2015 (2nd Edition)
Taiwan Excellence’s second edition, the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup (TEGC) which took place at Infinity Mall, Malad on September 18th and 19th. More than 500 gamers took part in the competition. The tournament was challenge DOTA 2 gamers to battle for the revered cup, winners take home a cumulative cash prize of INR 4,00,000.
After a two day insane DOTA 2 battle, The winner team ‘Team Neck Break’ won DOTA 2 Gaming Championship and walked away with a whopping INR 1,70,000 as a cash prize. ‘Team Elunes’ won the second place and took home INR 90,000, and ‘Team Bad Xcuse’ secured the third spot and received INR 40,000 as prize money.
The second edition of Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup double the prize money and even bigger fun than the last year. This year, a total of 203 teams registered for the event out of which 64 participated in the elimination rounds held in Mumbai and Delhi each. The number of teams registered was almost double from that of last year with players coming in from Shillong, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bangalore to participate in the contest in Mumbai. This year the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup expanded to Delhi, previously it had been held only in Mumbai.
Speaking of the tournament, Mr. Micheal Lin, Director of the Taipei World Trade Centre Liaison Office in Mumbai, said, “The popularity of the maiden edition of the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup was so high that this year we scaled up the event to include even Delhi in the venues. The response we received for our second edition too has been massive. We are glad to bring in this championship for passionate gamers because we believe it gives them an opportunity to showcase their skills as well as offer them a chance to win big money.”
A total of 8 teams, 4 from Mumbai and 4 from Delhi qualified for the grand finale which saw an impressive display of high-end gaming gear as well as some of the latest lifestyle products from Taiwan Excellence, including sleek tablets, smartphones, gaming technology, leisure-related and travel products.
The event attracted 11 of the most popular brands from the digital world as sponsors including ACER, ADATA, ASUS, BenQ, D-Link, FSP, Gigabyte, GX, MSi, Thermaltake and Transcend.
ACER showcase their high end gaming monitors at Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup.
ASUS showcase gaming laptops/notebooks at Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup. Including the X555L we covered few days before.
BenQ also showcase 3 gaming monitors at Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup. Displayed products from left to right XL2430T, XL2730Z and RL2455HM LED monitor models.
Rajeev Singh, Country Head of BenQ, another sponsor, said, “We do need more events like the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup because in India.The gaming industry is still in its nascent stages. Especially competitive gaming, is yet to pick up because of a lack of good tournaments. We are happy to be associated with the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup because it is a great opportunity for gamers.”
D-Link showcase WiFi security Camera, Tri Band router, Smart Plug and many more.
FSP showcase high quality modular, semi-modular & non-modular power supply required for Gaming PC. Available from 450W, upto 1000W.
MSi showcase high-end laptops dedicated for pure gaming at Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup.
And many other sponsors showcased Keyboards, Mouse, Headphones, etc which are solely designed for gamers in mind.
Mr. Rounak Sen, Captain of the winning team Neck Break, said, “Winning felt good, as it had a good prize pool. It felt great to be a part of TE Gaming Cup. The entire set up of the event was very grooving. We are looking forward for TE Gaming Cup 2016”.
Mr. Bari Anwar Nasir, Captain, Team Elunes, 1st Runner Up, said, “The event was one of the best gaming event in India. Our team participated last year too but this year the amount of brand pool was very nice. Such events helps the gaming enthusiastic to sharpen their skills and showcase their gaming talents. Looking forward for TE Gaming Cup 2016”.
Mr. Rohan Gokhale, Captain, Team Bad Xcuse, 2nd Runner Up, told, “The event was very well organized and we look forward for more such events in India. Besides the case prize there were also other prizes which were really very good”.
Taiwan is the 19th largest economy in the world, with a well-developed capitalist economy. Taiwan not only has developed into a hub for tech, but is also more familiar than Japan and Korea with classic martial arts themes and the aesthetics favoured by the 100 million online gamers. With events like the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup, Taiwan is looking at finding a firm footing in the Indian gaming market.