Mountain Dew, finally concluded its six month gaming championship Dew Arena on 1st on this month. Gamers from across 300 cities and 125 locations in India participated in the gaming league. After battling it with their gaming tactics 25 finalists from all the different games made it to the Finals, where 12 players from all the gaming categories clinched the title. Organised at Hotel Andaz by Hyatt, Aerocity, New Delhi the Dew Arena gaming finale was a trend-setting event which set a target for all the gaming events in India.
Dew Arena paved the way with an exciting Semi Final match at New Delhi on the 29th September 2017, Dew Arena Gaming Finale lived up to the spirit of all the gamers. The show was telecast on Discovery’s Exclusive Sport Channel, DSport and also on the Facebook and Youtube pages of Mountain Dew India and ESL.
For all those who witnessed the Finale Live at the venue, the thrill was never the less. The lights, ambiance looked magnificent. People started to turn in for the event and the gamers went live for the showdown. The stage was all set for their entry such that they had their best moments. The excitement on the face of the participants said it all.
“ESL India is delighted to partner with Mountain Dew for the second year in a row. The Dew Arena is the country’s largest gaming platform and was developed to encourage and celebrate the gaming community. In a short span of two years, we have established the Dew Arena as a leading authority on Esports in India. ESL India and Mountain Dew have taken gaming to the masses and we are looking forward to an exhilarating finish to an action packed second edition”. Said Akshat Rathee, MD, ESl India.
Also, Naseeb Puri, the Associate Director, Mountain Dew, PepsiCo India shared his thoughts too, saying “The 2nd edition of Dew Arena saw tremendous positive feedback from consumers across the country. We are extremely proud to bring the stalwarts of the gaming ecosystem together on one platform to celebrate India’s largest gaming championship. As a brand, Mountain Dew has always encouraged youth to break out of the ordinary to make a name for themselves and Dew Arena is the perfect platform for this.”
Popular faces from the gaming industry also chose to became an analyst at the gaming finale and shared their gaming tactics with the finalists. These people included Hector Rosario, gaming commentator and CEO of International Esports Organisation, Flipside Tactics: Dana Kawar, CMO, Flipside Tactics; Niels Wolter, MD, ESL, the World’s Oldest professional esports organisation, Yegor Markelov, among the best Counter Strike 1.6 players in the World, Antwan Ortiz, International Street Fighter Gamer and David Lawrie, one of the highest ranking players for International Rocket Gamer.
Finally the winners of the 2017 Dew Arena Gaming League were declared across all categories:
1.Game – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- 1st Place: Entity Gaming – Mumbai
2nd Place: Shooting Monkeys – Mumbai
2. Game – DOTA 2
1st Place: Aggressive 5 – Mumbai
2nd Place: Team Buriza – Hyderabad
3. Game – Rocket League
1st Place: Rahul “FTW Rahul” Poundarik – Indore
2nd Place: Manmeet “Lucifer” Singh – Delhi
4. Game – Street Fighter V
1st Place: Bhagwant “B3” Bagh – Delhi
2nd Place: Satyendra “khiladi” Vishwakarma – Mumbai
Players who qualified to feature on the bottle are
1. Game – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Simar “psy” Sethi – Captain of the CS:GO Team, Invisible Wings – Mumbai
2. Game – DOTA 2
Raunak “Crowley” Sen – Captain of the DOTA 2 Team, Invisible Wings – Mumbai
3. Game – Forza Motorsport 6
Khyat Kanda – Chandigarh