Zapak launches national gaming tournament

MUMBAI: Zapak Digital Entertainment is organizing Zapak Gameplex Battlefield, India’s first-ever national gaming tournament.

This tournament will be held in 11 cities across India at locations they are calling the Zapak Gameplex. The tournament is being conducted from 7 – 30 March on weekends.
The tournament will be sponsored by Logitech. The co-sponsorers are Wipro Morpheus and Mahindra Renault LOGAN and the media partner for the tournament is AXN.
Zapak Gameplex Championship gives an opportunity to gamers to match their skills against other gaming experts across India. This tournament will be played in a knock-out game format, which will give the players a better and fairer chance to show their gaming skills. In the knock-out game format, the Championship has world-famous games such as Counter Strike 1.6, Flatout 2 and FIFA07. While the first person shootout game Counter Strike requires a team of five for registration, FIFA07 and Flatout2 are games for individuals. Participation is open for everyone, irrespective of age.
Zapak Digital Entertainment COO Rohit Sharma said, "Gaming thrives on competitions and what better way to nurture competitions than through Championships. This has been the key reason behind creating and hosting Zapak Gameplex Battlefield. However unlike other gaming championships, Zapak Gameplex Battlefield will be National Championship operating from regional grounds rather than focusing only on metros; after which we will escalate this to a national level. Our aim is to give equal opportunity to all gamers across India."
Says Logitech country manager, India & SAARC Subrotah Biswas, "Logitech’s wide variety of gaming peripherals (or gaming ammunition as we call it) is targeted at the growing gaming population of India. Participating in the Logitech Presents Gameplex Battlefield Tournament March 2008 gives us a huge opportunity to get gamers experience our latest products that are designed by gamers themselves. Interchangeable grips, adjustable weights and many other innovations accompany our products. There’s truly no other way for a gamer to enjoy the high of competitive gaming. Fantastic games and the best artillery- Gameplex promises to be gamers’ paradise."
"We are very excited to partner with Zapak for the Gameplex Championship. The Indian gaming market is set for exponential growth and Zapak has taken an aggressive lead in capturing this segment early. Wipro Morpheus, our range of high end gaming PCs meets the hardware requirements of the gamers from price, quality, and support standpoint while Zapak presents the most challenging games. Together, this is a win-win combo with all the ingredients of success in place," said Wipro Limited vice president, Wipro personal computing division Ashutosh Vaidya.
Zapak is offering prizes worth above Rs 11 lakh in all. Prizes worth Rs 19,000 are up for grabs every week in cash and game time, with the winning team in Counterstrike bagging Rs 7,000 and the FIFA 07 winner pockets Rs 3,500. The winner in Flat Out takes home Rs 3,500.