GAMEGOD – India’s first online, multiplayer, video gaming platform was launched at CEBIT Plugged IN. The launch of GAMEGOD coincides with the roll out of two internationally successful games – Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS: GO) and DOTA 2. Powered by MTS, GAMEGOD to enable multiplayer online video gaming on ranked servers in India.
To celebrate the launch, a first of its kind online multiplayer gaming championship with a cash prize of Rs. 20 lakhs is being organised. The launch of GAMEGOD, saw the presence of two internationally renowned gamers – Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev and Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov, both play for Natus Vincere (NAVI Team).
Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev also known in the gaming fraternity as ‘Pistol King’ is one of the most experienced players in Counter-Strike. He started his eSports career more than 10 years ago. Edward has won over 10 ASUS Cups which is a record achievement among the players from the CIS. Edward has his very own and unique playing style which exemplifies consistency and efficiency. Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov on the other hand is a professional DOTA 2 player from Ukraine. Funn1k’s professional career began in 2010. Since that time he has played in various teams. However, his real breakthrough was his performance on the Darer team at The International 2.
According to Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing & Brand Officer – MTS India, “Being a data centric Company, MTS is always looking at creating newer drivers for data consumption in the country and the way online multiplayer gaming is gaining traction, MTS has powered GAMEGOD – India’s first online, multiplayer, video gaming platform. This latest initiative has been designed to strengthen brand MTS’ connect with its target audience”. Leonid Further added, “To celebrate the launch of GAMEGOD, a video gaming championship is being organised at CEBIT Plugged IN, where winners will get a chance to win prize money of Rs. 20 lakhs”.
The price of GAMEGOD starts at Rs. 1299; the kit includes a Single Unified License (SUL) of CS:GO along with the key to play the video game and GAMEGOD Premium membership card with a 30 day validity and Steam Wallet Vouchers . For a fully loaded GAMEGOD kit, customers need to pay Rs. 4499 to get an MBlaze Ultra datacard, Single Unified License (SUL) of CS:GO along with the key to play the video game, GAMEGOD Premium membership card with a validity of six months and Steam Wallet Vouchers for in- game purchases.