Telecom operator MTS has launched a new gaming platform called Gamegod. The new online multiplayer gaming platform will enable video gamers to play on ranked servers in India. Price starting Rs. 1299; Gamegod kit includes, Single Unified License (SUL) of CS:GO along with the key to play the game, and Gamegod Premium membership card with a 30 day validity and steam wallet vouchers.
For a fully loaded Gamegod kit, customers need to pay Rs. 4499 to get an MBlaze Ultra datacard, Single Unified License (SUL) of CS:GO along with the key to play the video game, Gamegod Premium membership card with a validity of six months and Steam Wallet Vouchers for in- game purchases.
Here's the official press release:
India’s first online, multiplayer, video gaming platform was today launched at CEBIT Plugged IN. The launch of GAMEGOD coincides with the roll out of two internationally successful games - Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS: GO) and DOTA 2. Powered by MTS, GAMEGOD to enable multiplayer online video gaming on ranked servers in India. To celebrate the launch, a first of its kind online multiplayer gaming championship with a cash prize of Rs. 20 lakhs is being organised. The launch of GAMEGOD, saw the presence of two internationally renowned gamers - Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev and Gleb "Funn1k" Lipatnikov, both play for Natus Vincere (NAVI Team).
Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev also known in the gaming fraternity as ‘Pistol King’ is one of the most experienced players in Counter-Strike. He started his eSports career more than 10 years ago. Edward has won over 10 ASUS Cups which is a record achievement among the players from the CIS. Edward has his very own and unique playing style which exemplifies consistency and efficiency. Gleb "Funn1k" Lipatnikov on the other hand is a professional DOTA 2 player from Ukraine. Funn1k's professional career began in 2010. Since that time he has played in various teams. However, his real breakthrough was his performance on the Darer team at The International 2.
According to Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing & Brand Officer – MTS India, “Being a data centric Company, MTS is always looking at creating newer drivers for data consumption in the country and the way online multiplayer gaming is gaining traction, MTS has powered GAMEGOD – India’s first online, multiplayer, video gaming platform. This latest initiative has been designed to strengthen brand MTS’ connect with its target audience”. Leonid Further added, “To celebrate the launch of GAMEGOD, a video gaming championship is being organised at CEBIT Plugged IN, where winners will get a chance to win prize money of Rs. 20 lakhs”.
The price of GAMEGOD starts at Rs. 1299; the kit includes a Single Unified License (SUL) of CS:GO along with the key to play the video game and GAMEGOD Premium membership card with a 30 day validity and Steam Wallet Vouchers . For a fully loaded GAMEGOD kit, customers need to pay Rs. 4499 to get an MBlaze Ultra datacard, Single Unified License (SUL) of CS:GO along with the key to play the video game, GAMEGOD Premium membership card with a validity of six months and Steam Wallet Vouchers for in- game purchases.
Many Firsts of GAMEGOD -
GAMEGOD, A FIRST-OF-ITS KIND, video gaming platform has a number of firsts associated with it.
· India’s First Ranked servers set up for CS:GO.
· India’s First Gaming Premium Membership Club launched.
· India’s First Steam Wallet Vouchers in easy-to-use recharge coupons made available.
· India’s First video gaming championship with prize money of Rs. 20 lakhs.
About Ranked Servers
For online multiplayer gaming, gamers are required to be connected to other competing Global players. All such Global Players are connected through global servers. Currently the nearest servers available for Indian subcontinent are based out of Singapore. To access these servers’ gamers need to have high quality internet connectivity to ensure very low latency. To play game low latency is imperative. This issue of low latency will be largely addressed by introduction of India’s First Ranked Servers for CS:GO.
Gaming Premium Memberships
Through Gaming Premium Membership, gamer will have access to 24X7 Online Café as community server, on this server gamers can book slots for playing matches with their gamer friends. There will be weekly/ monthly online tournaments with prize money, to become member, gamer will register with a fee. This fee will be in form of Membership Card and which will require renewal every month.
Steam Wallet Vouchers
This Wallet Voucher will enable gamers to purchase In Game items. These will be made available via easy-to-use recharge coupons.
More about Gaming Titles made available under GAMEGOD -
Counter Strike: Global Offensive popularly known as CS: GO
Its world’s No 1 Online tactical action game, come under FPS – First Person Shooting genre. This game is played 5 vs 5 players, one team of 5 players sometime play role of terrorists and sometime counter terrorists, various game maps as part of it. Last month 3.6 million unique players played CS:GO Globally, India also has unique base of 80,000 players.
DOTA 2 is Defense of the Ancients
DOTA 2 is now the latest craze globally; it is a multiplayer online battle arena genre. This game is played s involving two five-player teams, each of which occupies a stronghold at a corner of the map. Each stronghold contains a building called the "Ancient", which the opposite team must destroy to win the match. Each player controls a "Hero" character and focuses on leveling up, collecting gold, acquiring items and fighting against the other team to achieve victory. Last month 9.4 million unique players played DOTA 2 Globally, India also has unique base of 200,000 players.
Going forward, FIVE more gaming titles would be launched on the GAMEGOD platform in the next six months.