WINTER SEASON FINALE BRINGS THE 2019 ESPORTS SEASON TO A GRAND CLOSURE


New Delhi, 24 January 2020


The OMEN | ESL India Premiership Winter Season LAN Finale is set to conclude at the Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden in New Delhi from 31 January to 2 February 2020.


The Winter Finale marks the end of a grand 2019 season for the ESL India Premiership. The longest-running esports league with a massive 1.1 Crore INR prize pool will complete its fourth year on the conclusion of the Winter Season.


“As we finish another year, it is astounding to see the performance level of eSports athletes in India. The Premiership has shaped the esports ecosystem in the country over the past 4 years of its journey. It has served as the go-to platform to kickstart one’s career in the competitive circuit. The bars rose over time, teams and players got the essential exposure and for NODWIN Gaming and its valued partners, this serves as the perfect set up to take the property to new heights. The LAN Finale has all the action that the Premiership boasts of, so be assured of an entertaining weekend. I wish all the luck to the finalists. See you all in Delhi!” said Akshat Rathee, MD & Founder, NODWIN Gaming.


NODWIN Gaming is set on a journey to bring India on the maps of global esports and joining the journey are our prominent partners. Our title sponsors OMEN, the gaming line of products of the parent company HP, have been a core integral part of the tournament. Their premium laptops provide gamers with flawless gaming experience. High-performance gaming headset manufacturer, HyperX, continue their support for Indian esports. Iconic automobile manufacturers Mercedes-Benz joins the journey of the Premiership for yet another wonderful season. Energy drink manufacturers Redbull continues its association with the tournament. The valuable partnership with Hotstar, our exclusive streaming partner, has been significant in providing a seamless viewing experience for the fans.


The Gaming ecosystem in India is evolving and expanding on multiple fronts. eSports is a key catalyst for this phenomenon as more and more professional gamers are participating in them. We understand the passion of modern gamers and strive towards equipping them with advanced gaming PCs and accessories. Omen devices are powered by cutting edge technology and built to deliver the best gameplay functionalities and experience” said Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc. India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka.


The Winter Season saw gamers from all around the country come and participate in a two-month-long online phase. The top 4 teams/players after the second leg of the online phase ie, the Winter Split earned a spot in the LAN Finale.


Mr. Vishal Parekh, Marketing Director, Kingston Technology & HyperX, APAC Region – India & Philippines said, “We are delighted to be a part of the ESL India Premiership yet again, which is a classy national platform for gaming enthusiasts to come together and celebrate the sport. This year the Premiership will showcase India’s depth in gaming talent, with the presence of several world-beating teams and the spawning of future gaming stars. It is also exhilarating to see young gamers participating in great numbers and competing with passion and enthusiasm. This partnership of HyperX with ESL has provided the much-needed boost to position India as an important pitstop in the global gaming arena.


Here are the top 4 participants from each game:

Clash Royale

8bit SMOKE

8bit Mabbas

8bit Saif

Bhavya2311

Brawl Stars

ODA Elites

ODA

ODA Fusion

Attituder Boiz

CS:GO

Bl4ze Esports

Global Esports

Entity Gaming

Phoenix Esports

Dota 2

Team Avengers

ROG Titans

Whoops

U Mumba Esports


Additionally, the OMEN | ESL India Premiership Winter Season LAN Finale will feature cosplay competition for the craftsy minds where the best cosplay will be awarded 20,000 INR on the final day of the event.

All the action will be streamed live on Hotstar on all match days starting at 12 PM.


Winter Season Finale - Promo Video

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About HP Inc.

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at www.hp.com


About HyperX

HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory, solid-state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 60 million memory modules and 7 million gaming headsets worldwide.


About Redbull

Red Bull is available in more than 170 countries worldwide and 6.7 billion cans were consumed last year. An 8.4 fl. oz. Red Bull contains 80 mg of caffeine, equivalent to a home-brewed cup of coffee. For more information, visit https://www.redbull.com/in-en/. Red Bull M.E.O. by ESL, a global competitive celebration of the mobile gaming scene witnessed the online and offline qualifiers in India in September – October 2018. Saif Patel from Gujarat emerged as the winner of the national finals of Red Bull M.E.O by ESL and grabbed the golden opportunity of traveling to Germany for the World Finals, 1st-3rd February 2019, to compete against the best mobile gamers from 36 nations to determine who the best Clash Royale player in the world is. In 2018, Red Bull India, with support from NODWIN Gaming, also organized Red Bull River Runes, India’s first esports tournament around custom game mode, to scout talent in the country for the best mid-player role in Dota 2.


About ESL

ESL, a part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates a high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL National Championships and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues, and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising, and television production, fully catering to the needs of the esports ecosystem. With offices in North America, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint.


About NODWIN Gaming

The premier and most recognized esports company in India, NODWIN Gaming has played a pivotal role in developing the esports scene in the country. The Company has been instrumental in popularising competitive gaming in the country through its exclusive license partnerships with ESL and ESWC. NODWIN Gaming works actively to run other marquee esports IPs such as the Mountain Dew Arena, The CII India Gaming Show among others. NODWIN Gaming additionally produces online content on gaming and esports such as Esports 360, The Games & Gadget Show, The Cosplay Genie Show and live content from pop culture events such as Comicon India. In January 2018, Nazara Technologies Ltd. picked up a 55% stake in NODWIN Gaming.

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