India's longest running esports championship goes virtual in 2020
The Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup (TEGC) will be held online this year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. TEGC usually gave gamers and fans opportunities to meet and interact with each other but because of the global disruption caused by the pandemic, this year the TEGC championship will be conducted online. TEGC championship will feature a massive prize pool of Rs. 10,00,000 for three popular esports titles- CS:GO, Clash of Clans, and Rainbow Six Siege.
Four online qualifying rounds will be held starting from October 29 2020 to November 29 2020 for each of these games and the winning team from each qualifier will compete in the online finale round on 12 and 13 December 2020. Note that only the grand finale of CS:GO and COC will be broadcasted online on the official Taiwan Excellence India channels.
You can learn more about the tournament and registerations here.
Keeping the spirit of gaming alive
The gaming industry has always thrived and it continues to do so even now when all other major industrial sectors have halted due to the on-going COVID-19 onslaught.
Gaming and video games in general are proving to be a major source of entertainment. People are spending more time on YouTube watching streamers and online tournaments, playing games, and also investing in gaming equipment. According to reports, the global gaming market has generated a revenue of $159.3 billion so far in 2020 and a growth of 9.3% is predicted in the years to come.
TEGC, being one of India's oldest esports championships, is keeping the spirit of gaming alive with their virtual transition this year. The championship is powered by some of the best Taiwanese brands like AORUS, Apacer, AverMedia, D-Link, In-Win, MSI, Optoma, Predator, Republic of Gamers, Silicon Power, Team Group, Thermaltake, Transcend, XPG, and Zowie. Their team has adopted to the situation and worked hard to bring the best gaming experience to the fans and players alike.
Leonor F. M. Lin, President & CEO of TAITRA is optimistic about TEGC going virtual this year. He has commented saying, “This year is challenging for all of us. There have been so many ups and downs, but we have all learnt to adapt to the new normal and have emerged resilient.
TEGC is back this year in a virtual format which means we will now have a much wider reach in terms of gamers, cities, audiences and fans. We wish to make the most of this unique situation to rally new fans and new users.
More eyes than ever before are available for the digital world and TEGC is poised to capture them. Since we have always been known for our cutting-edge technology, we are insulated against the obstacles of the virtual format. But we are extremely excited about this year’s online edition.
TEGC will keep up its spirit like every year where gaming aficionados do not just compete, they learn and experience international-level gaming like nowhere else.”