Flipkart has launched Flipkart Gaming Online Championship (FGOC), targeting the gaming community in India.
This is a month long online tournament being held between 3rd June and 11 July, 2016.
FGOC will feature the 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. The event will be live-streamed and shout casted on Twitch – a live streaming video platform.
Adarsh K Menon, Vice President, Electronics and Auto, Flipkart said, “We are looking at engaging with over 1000 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, “Our goal is to become the largest destination for both gamers as well as gaming product brands and also contribute towards developing the Indian gaming ecosystem. Brands like Alienware, Dell, Sony and Microsoft are already witnessing tremendous growth on our platform in their Gaming portfolio and we expect this demand to double in the next six months.”
The winner will be awarded an electronic gift voucher (EGV) of Rs. 20,000 and the runner and second runner up will be awarded EGV of Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively. Winning teams of each game will be awarded EGV of Rs. 50,000 and the runner up teams will receive EGV of Rs. 25,000.