ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND Asia CS:GO 2016 India winners, Team Invictus, all set for Shanghai
BenQ, the internationally renowned pioneer in entertainment and e-sports technology recently acquired ZOWIE, the world’s premiere brand in gaming accessories. ZOWIE, a brand by BenQ has sponsored this year’s eXTREMESLAND CS:GO 2016 eSports competition, and the Indian Qualifier Finals which were held on August 20th and 21st, 2016 at Bangalore.
The event was organized close to over 45 days and spread over online qualifiers and LAN finals. The overall infrastructure & format ensured that the quality of gameplay is at par with international standards and nowhere Indian eSports player should feel inferior to the international gameplay. In the online qualifiers, a total of 128 teams participated out of which 4 teams were chosen for finals in Bangalore; namely Team Invictus, Invisible Wings, Team Brutality and MxB Gaming. The tournament saw some of the most gruelling and intense gaming ever witnessed in Indian eSports scene. The matches were closely contested between the top four teams and were taken to overtime on multiple occassions. A large crowd of spectators were always present to boost the morale of teams and to witness the nail biting moments which the ZOWIE eXTREMESALND Asia created. The event progressed well on schedule and created many passionate rounds of Counter-Strike before Team Invictus came out victorious after beating Invisible Wings with a score of 2-0.
Team Invictus will soon be leaving for Shanghai, China to represent India in the ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND Asia CS:GO 2016 Grand Final, which will be held during the end of September 2016. Sixteen teams from across Asia-Pacific will be participating to claim the lion’s share of the grand prize pool of USD 100,000. The 5 day grand finals in Shanghai will commence with a welcome dinner for the finalists, followed by three days of action packed gaming. The Indian representatives will be facing off against some of Asia-Pacific’s best, including Tyloo from China, Team NXL from Indonesia, Renegades from Australia and others.
On this occasion, Rajeev Singh, Managing Director of BenQ India said “We thank all the participants for joining us. Through their support ZOWIE, a brand by BenQ wants to take the Indian eSports scene to the next level! Let us support Team Invictus and wish them the best of luck for their road ahead in the Grand Finals at Shanghai!”
On behalf of the LXGINDIA TV team, we would like to wish Team Invictus the best of luck at the Main Event in Shanghai, China and return as champions of the ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ASIA CS:GO Tournament.