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Flipkart launches gaming online championship

Rajesh Kurup | | Updated on: Jan 20, 2018

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Flipkart, India’s largest online marketplace, has launched Flipkart Gaming Online Championship (FGOC) targeting the gaming community in India. The month-long online tournament is being held between June 3 and July 11, 2016.

The event will be live-streamed and shout casted on Twitch – a live streaming video platform, the company said in a statement.

FGOC will feature top four games – FIFA, Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), League of Legends (LOL) and Defense of the Ancients 2 (DotA 2). With one game being played each week, this tournament will have three team games of five players each and one game for individual gamers.

“Globally, gaming is considered as one of the key pillars of Internet economy. In India, gaming is a niche but a fast evolving and growing segment especially in the metros. At Flipkart, we have witnessed close to 50 per cent growth in this category in the last six months alone,” said Adarsh K Menon, Vice President, Electronics and Auto at Flipkart.

“We are looking at engaging with over 1,000 gamers through this event and we believe that there is no better way to bring them together than through a championship like this,” he added.

Registration is open on Facebook Gaming page.

rajesh.kurup@thehindu.co.in

Published on June 03, 2016
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