Taiwan Excellence in India announced their second edition of the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup after their stupendous debut last year. The worldwide championship has provided a platform for gamers in India to assemble, engage and compete. The tournament will challenge DOTA 2 gamers to battle for the revered cup, winners take home a cumulative cash prize of INR 4,00,000.
Speaking about the Cup, Mr Michael Lin, the Director of the Taipei World Trade Centre Liaison Office in Mumbai said,
“With professional gaming becoming one of the most lucrative careers in recent history, some of the world’s best players are known to have made up to US $365,000 playing in tournaments. The Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup, a one–of-its-kind tournament too, has become a Mecca for gamers to prove their mettle with significant cash prizes, a championship title and other goodies at stake.”
After an overwhelming responses to the event last year, this year, the TEGC will be hosting the elimination rounds in Delhi as well. The tournament is divided into two rounds for each city – Eliminations and a Grand Finale – with the former being conducted from select offline venues as per a pre-set schedule. This year, elimination rounds will be held in Delhi between August 14th to 16th and August 21st to 23rd and in Mumbai between September 4th to 6th and September 11th to 13th. To participate in the contest, enthusiasts can register on http://www.tegamingcup.com/#Schedule. However, it should be noted that registering online does not mean a team slot is confirmed. Participants will have to be present with their teams at the venue between 10 am and 12 pm on the first day of the event to get a registered slot confirmed. Registrations will close on the first day of the event once the slots are full.
The event has attracted ten of the most popular brands from the digital world as sponsors and it is sponsored by ACER, ADATA, Acer, ASUS, BenQ, D-Link, FSP, Gigabyte, GX, MSi, Thermaltake and Transcend.
The gala challenge will see games like DOTA 2 (Steam version), Competition method: 5 versus 5 (Team play, 5 players per team) and Game Mode: Captains Mode (CM) being played. After the eliminations, eight teams will qualify to play in the Grand Finale, a day-long ‘League of Excellence’ festival that will be open to gaming buffs and audiences at a central venue. The event will also be streamed live on Twitch TV.
The Finale will culminate into a grand award ceremony, which would see winners and participants being lauded for their performances and provide chances to win gaming gadgets and a total cash prize of Rs. 4,00,000/-. All eight teams qualifying for the finale will win guaranteed cash prizes. The winning team will take home a cash prize of Rs. 1,70,000/-. The team winning the second spot will get a cash prize of Rs. 90,000, while those winning the third and fourth spots will take home Rs. 40,000 each. The fifth and the sixth spot winners will take home Rs. 20,000 each and those winning the seventh and the eight spots will get Rs. 10,000 each.
With big bucks to win, the action has just begun and will only get bigger and better. So avid gamers looking to use the best of their strategies, combat tactics and heroics, here’s your chance to experience all that and more as you feel an adrenaline rush like never before!