Zapak presents first-ever National Gaming Tournament

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Mumbai, Mar 6 (ANI/Business Wire India): Zapak Digital Entertainment Limited will organise the first-ever National Gaming Tournament 'Zapak Gameplex Battlefield' from March 7 to March 30.

The tournament is being sponsored by Logitech. The co-sponsors are Wipro Morpheus and Mahindra Renault LOGAN and the media partner for the tournament is AXN.

This tournament will be held in 11 cities across the country at Zapak Gameplex on weekends.

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.

Rohit Sharma, COO, Zapak Digital Entertainment Ltd., 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," Sharma added.

Subrotah Biswas, Country Manager, India and SAARC, Logitech, said, "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."

On being media partners for this championship, the AXN Spokesperson said, "Gaming has become a passion for the youth in our country, like never before. Zapak is today the most successful name in this space and we at AXN see a significant connect for both these brands. Therefore we collectively decided to create this property 'Zapak Gameplex Battlefield' which would help both brands connect with their common TG, who are always on the lookout for thrills, chills and lots of action. This makes our association with Zapak as the media partners for this gaming tournament, perfect."

"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." Ashutosh Vaidya, Vice President, Wipro Personal Computing Division, Wipro Limited.

Zapak is offering prizes worth above 11 lakh rupees. 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.

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