​​Indian eSports Championship strengthens the gaming eco-system

By Press Release | Updated 4 Nov 2016
​​Indian eSports Championship strengthens the gaming eco-system
  • Previously held Cafe Warz, the city-based gaming competition came with a cash reward of Rs. 3 lacs to the winners of the mega finals

Essense Transmedia Pvt Ltd. and Neon Gaming have come together to bring you the Indian eSports Championship. Cafe Warz is a 48-day long city-based competition is designed for amateurs and professionals gamers along with the Gaming Cafe owners comprising of 64 teams in the playoff league. In its second phase, a national level online gaming competition will be hosted where the shortlisted 16 teams battle it out in the mega finals – the Ground Zero, scheduled to be held in Mumbai. The winning team will be rewarded a cash prize of Rs. 3 lacs. 


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Indian eSports Championship strengthens the gaming eco-system 

Indian eSports Championship, a brainchild of Essence Transmedia Pvt Ltd. And Neon Gaming Studio is set to break the cultural stereotype attached to the gaming industry in India. 


While the championship has provided opportunities to amateurs and professionals gamers, it is also empowering casters by providing them an opportunity to practice their skills and driving niche jobs in esports gaming. 

The 48 days long Championship localised the gaming competition by introducing Café Warz – a city based competition for the café owners and in its second phase, hosted a national level online gaming competition – The Uprising wherein 2 teams were qualified for the mega finals. 


“With this initiative, we aim to create an enriching platform for the aspiring & talented gamers in India. We also plan to communicate to parents of players in esports on the scope of professional gaming and help them understand the range of cyber wellness issues that the youths face today.” said Ashish Jain, Chief Development Officer of Essence Transmedia 

Harsh Kothari, CEO and Founder of Neon Gaming Studio said ‘We are overwhelmed with the response received from the gaming industry. Gamers from across the country have converged onto this platform to display their skills and it has been an action-packed game so far”


Throughout the month of October, Indian eSport Championship is hosting a ground-breaking league playoff comprising of 64 teams. The 30 days long playoff is uniquely designed to shortlist 16 teams for the mega finale, Ground Zero which will be held in Mumbai. The electrifying event is set to be packed with tons of gaming action and entertainment. 

The winning team will be rewarded a staggering cash prize of INR 3 lacs.

Press Release

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