MTS Powers The Launch Of GAMEGOD At CEBIT Plugged IN; Multiplayer Online Video Gaming On Ranked Servers Now Possible In India

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  • GAMEGOD is India’s first online, multiplayer, video gaming platform; it would enable video gamers to play on ranked servers for the first time in the country.

  • GAMEGOD launched with the roll out of two internationally successful games- Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS: GO) and DOTA 2.

  • Launch of GAMEGOD is marked by a first of its kind online multiplayer gaming championship that has a cash prize of Rs. 20 lakhs – highest prize money for a video gaming championship in India.

  • Price starting Rs. 1299; GAMEGOD kit to include, Single Unified License (SUL) of CS:GO along with the key to play the game; 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:GOalong 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.


Bengaluru, 14th November 2014: GAMEGOD– India’s first online, multiplayer, video gaming platform was today launched at CEBIT Plugged IN. The launch ofGAMEGOD coincides with the roll out of two internationally successful games- Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS: GO) and DOTA 2.Powered by MTS in partnership with Nodwin Gaming, GAMEGODto enablemultiplayer 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 lakhsis 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).

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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 poweredGAMEGOD – 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.

Many Firsts of GAMEGOD –

GAMEGOD, A FIRST-OF-ITS KIND, video gaming platform has a number of firsts associated with it.

  • India’s First Ranked servers set up for CS:GO.

  • India’s First Gaming Premium Membership Club launched.

  • India’s First Steam Wallet Vouchers in easy-to-use recharge coupons made available.

  • India’s First video gaming championship with prize money of Rs. 20 lakhs.

About Ranked Servers

For online multiplayer gaming, gamers are required to be connected to other competing Global players. All such Global Players are connected through global servers. Currently the nearest servers available for Indian subcontinent are based out of Singapore. To access these servers’ gamers need to have high quality internet connectivity to ensure very low latency. To play game low latency is imperative. This issue of low latency will be largely addressed by introduction of India’s First Ranked Servers for CS:GO.

Gaming Premium Memberships

Through Gaming Premium Membership, gamer will have access to 24X7 Online Café as community server, on this server gamers can book slots for playing matches with their gamer friends. There will be weekly/ monthly online tournaments with prize money, to become member, gamer will register with a fee. This fee will be in form of Membership Card and which will require renewal every month.

Steam Wallet Vouchers

This Wallet Voucher will enable gamers to purchase In Game items.These will be made available via easy-to-use recharge coupons.

More about Gaming Titles made availableunder GAMEGOD –

Counter Strike: Global Offensive popularly known as CS: GO

Its world’s No 1 Online tactical action game, come under FPS – First Person Shooting genre. This game is played 5 vs 5 players, one team of 5 players sometime play role of terrorists and sometime counter terrorists, various game maps as part of it. Last month 3.6 million unique players played CS:GO Globally, India also has unique base of 80,000 players.

DOTA 2 is Defense of the Ancients

DOTA 2 is now the latest craze globally; it is a multiplayer online battle arena genre. This game is played s involving two five-player teams, each of which occupies a stronghold at a corner of the map. Each stronghold contains a building called the “Ancient”, which the opposite team must destroy to win the match. Each player controls a “Hero” character and focuses on leveling up, collecting gold, acquiring items and fighting against the other team to achieve victory. Last month 9.4 million unique players played DOTA 2 Globally, India also has unique base of 200,000 players.

Going forward, FIVE more gaming titles would be launched on the GAMEGOD platform in the next six months.

About Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd. (SSTL) is a venture, involving equity participation by Sistema JSFC {LSE: SSA} of Russia, the Russian Federation and the Shyam Group of India. Sistema is the majority shareholder in the Company which operates its telecom services under the MTS brand. MTS is well recognized in India and worldwide for its commitment to high quality and innovative telecom solutions. MTS has recently been ranked by Millward Brown as 82nd most valuable brand in the world.

About NODWIN Gaming

NODWIN Gaming is India’s premiere Gaming services company. It specialises in esports and gaming events in India. The firm is the license holder for India global gaming events such as ESL, IEM, ESWC among others. NODWIN Gaming also manages authentic gaming merchandise, Valve servers and steam wallets in India.

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BenQ releases its sleek & stylish gaming monitor for pro gamers at India’s biggest eSport Event ‘Games Arena’ at PLUGGED IN

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BenQ India participates as the “Official Monitor Sponsor” at PLUGGED IN, Bangalore 

Introduces RL2240HE 21.5″ W LED with Gaming-comfort Flicker-free, Black eQualizer, RTS Mode, Display Mode & Smart Scaling for Rs 10,000 the Power, Unleash the

Battle with the all new

RL2240HE @BenQIndia



New Delhi/ Bangalore, INDIA, November 14, 2014 – BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations is the official monitor sponsor for PLUGGED IN, the largest showcase of consumer electronics & technology in India, taking place from 14th to 16th November, 2014 in Bangalore at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). The event will be having the India’s biggest gaming event GameGod Games Arena with BenQ Gaming monitors set-up for the participating gamers.

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The largest consumer gathering and showcase of consumer electronics & technology in India! PLUGGED IN is a display of digital lifestyle and consumer technologies that focuses on the latest consumer technology and most updated electronics models in the market. The GameGod Arena will be spread over an area of 6000 square feet and will feature an interesting mix of PC and console games including DOTA 2, CSGO, FIFA, TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2, Just Dance amongst others. This eagerly anticipated eSports/gaming event will witness the best gamers across and abroad accounting a total 64 teams for DOTA 2 and CS:GO and over 2000 gamers competing with each other for the top spots.

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In the endeavor to promote gaming as a serious sport in India, BenQ is leading the charge at the heart of gaming industry by providing the best in class gaming monitors for pro gamers at the Games Arena.  BenQ is participating as the “Official Monitor Sponsor” for the event and will be setting up the event’s gaming arena with 57 gaming monitors which will provide access to India’s leading gamers to unleash the power and win the battle at PLUGGED IN.

Speaking on the launch of Plugged In, Rajeev Singh, Country Head & General Manager at BenQ India Pvt. Ltd said, “We are truly proud to be associated with Plugged In- one of the biggest gaming tournaments in the country which will bring together some of the best gamers from India and abroad under one roof for an enthralling contest. Through our association with PLUGGED IN, we want to promote professional gaming as a sport in India and show our support and passion for the gaming community. The Collaboration is a result of BenQ’s commitment to develop cutting edge professional gaming monitors. Our Professional Gaming Monitors will be powering the “GAMES ARENA” as well where the country’s best competitive video gamers would come under one stage and compete. We believe that these champions deserve the best gaming monitors when competing at the highest level. We are looking forward to this event to be a great success”.

At PLUGGED IN 2014 BenQ announced the launch of its new offerings RL2240HE for professional gaming suited for RTS gaming.

This 21.5” LED backlight monitor is packed with the latest features: Gaming-comfort Flicker-free Technology, Black eQualizer, RTS mode, Display mode, Smart Scaling, 1ms GTG, HDMI and 12M:1 dynamic contrast ratio.   The RL2240HE comes in a sleek Yellow housing which adds a gaming appeal to the monitor with stylish fluid lines and distinct curves. RL2240HE is a true testament to the belief that “gaming is in the details”. Every feature and function of this monitor was meticulously thought out to provide RTS gamers with vital visibility and command to achieve peak performance.


Key features of the gaming monitor are:

  • Fast 1ms GTG Response Time: Fast response time of 1ms GTG means speed without the smear. Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions will be rendered smoothly – without smearing or ghosting. Control your gaming destiny and don’t leave it in the hands of slow display.


  • New Exclusive RTS Mode: The out–of–the–box setting allows you to see your objects more visibly among the distractions and darkened areas. It offers two modes for players, RTS 1 mode for StarCraft II and the RTS 2 for Dota II. The exclusive preset RTS Mode will be your utimate secret weapon.


  • Gaming-comfort Flicker-free Technology: The RL2240HE has been upgraded to eliminate flickering at all brightness levels. This effectively reduces eye fatigue and elevates gaming performance through extreme visual comfort.
  • The All-New Black eQualizer for Total Visibility: The Black eQualizer is an exclusive feature that meets the demands of gamers when it comes to unprecedented level of control and visibility.  Allowing gamers to acquire critical combat details and information and react quickly. Don’t let poor visibility and judgment cost you the game.


  • Customize Your Individual Viewing Preference: The Display Mode and Smart Scaling features allow you to change the monitor view to suit your liking and to simulate any in-game experience. Interchange instantly between four different screen sizes from 17″, 19″ and 19″W to 21.5″ using the Display Mode.

The RL2240HE is available at Rs 10000 across India starting 14th November 2014. For more information, please visit  To know more about this exciting product, follow BenQ India on Facebook & Twitter

PLUGGED IN India 2014

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PLUGGED IN To Host India’s Largest Gaming Event, GameGod Powered By MTS

  • A special GameGod Arena spread over 6000 sq. feet to be set up
  • 6000+ gamers expected to participate

Bangalore/India. Plugged IN, organized by Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd., in association with NODWIN Gaming has launched GameGod Arena – India’s largest gaming event. Powered by MTS India, the event kicks off this September and will culminate at PLUGGED IN, the largest showcase of consumer electronics & technology in India, taking place from 14th to 16th November, 2014. Spread over 6000 sq. ft., GameGod Arena will be held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). Powered by MTS, the event will be a first-of-its-kind experience for the gaming community across the country.

According to Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing & Brand Officer, MTS India, “MTS takes upon itself to provide a platform for talented individuals across different walks of life to showcase their skill. In this endeavor, I am happy to present the GameGod arena powered by MTS. GameGod will bring together some of the best gamers from across the country under one roof for an enthralling contest. The event will surely be one its kind.

GameGod Arena will feature an interesting mix of PC, console, and tablet-based games including DOTA 2, CSGO, FIFA, TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2, Just Dance, Candy Crush, Temple Run, and Angry Birds. There are guaranteed prizes to be won at every round of the gaming and a total prize money amounting to INR 27,00,000. The grand finale, to be held at Plugged IN, will see 64 teams for DOTA 2 and CS:GO and over 2000 gamers competing with each other for the top spots.

Speaking on the launch of GameGod Games Arena, Mehul Lanvers-Shah, Managing Director, Hannover Fairs India Pvt Ltd. said, “The interactive gaming industry is a major driving force behind the many technological improvements we see in the PC industry today. From faster and more powerful processors to more advanced and feature rich applications, the latest and most cutting edge technologies are being developed due to the high demand in this industry. We are happy to bring gaming enthusiasts from across the country together at PLUGGED IN. India’s premier consumer electronics and technology event would not have comprehensively showcased the latest digital technology and break through innovations without Games Arena.”

“The Indian gaming industry is growing at a feverish pace, with revenues touching USD 900 million this year. Games Arena is ideal platform to showcase the best gaming talent in the country. Through this event, we hope to inspire creators and enthusiasts of computer, mobile, console, web and social games all across the country. ”, said Mr. Gautam Virk, Production Manager, NODWIN Gaming

For further information on the Games Arena-PLUGGED IN and to register in online qualifiers for some of the games, Click Here (Link: )

To buy tickets directly for main event – Book My show link (mention limited seats)

CeBIT India signs CIO Klub as Association Partner for 2014


CeBIT India 2014
(29th September 2014, Bangalore, India)

CeBIT India signs CIO Klub as Association Partner for 2014

Mehul Lanvers-Shah, MD, Hannover Milano Fairs & Sirish Gariba, President, CIOKlub  who is also a CIO, DIESL sign the MOU between CeBIT India and CIOKlub
– Agreement enables CIO Klub members to attend and participate in CeBIT India 2014
– CeBIT Executive Club (CEC)- CeBIT India’s premier meeting place for top-level managers – will induct key CIO Klub Members

Bangalore, India, September 28, 2014: CeBIT India, organized by Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd (HMFI), the Indian subsidiary of the Global JV Company HMG (Hannover Milano Global), today announced that it has signed CIO Klub of India as the Association Partner for CeBIT India 2014, its premier edition in the country. CIO Klub is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the development of the CIO community and to building business benefits for enterprises through IT adoption. It is also the largest CIO association in India, boasting 1000+ CIOs from across the country as its members.

CIO Klub, along with CeBIT India, will host a series of roadshows across six locations- Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Coimbatore between September and October as a pert of the agreement. The roadshows will enable pre registration for members of CIO Klub and create greater awareness about the potential and opportunities for business development at CeBIT India 2014. As apart of this activity, the first roadshow kickoff took place on 27th September, 2014 at ITC Windsor, which also happened to be CIOKlub, Bengaluru chapter’s 3rd anniversary celebration.

Select CIO Klub members will be invited to the CeBIT India Executive Club (CEC) which is a premier ‘by invitation only’ Club that brings together industry leaders and top executives from participating companies at CeBIT India 2014. Through the CEC, these select members of the CIO Klub will also have the opportunity to attend the prestigious CeBIT Global Conferences (CGC), which is set to feature a series of engaging conferences, workshops and seminars by global thought leaders like Vishal Sikka CEO, Infosys and Mark McDonald Global MD, Accenture.

Commenting on the partnership, Mehul Lanvers-Shah, Managing Director, Hannover Fairs India Pvt Ltd. said “It is a pleasure to have CIO Klub on board as Association Partner for the very first CeBIT India. The CIO Klub has been playing a very important role in the development of the IT industry and in the evloution of IT leaders within enterprises in India. We believe that they will make ideal partners for CeBIT India with our shared goal of catalyzing innovation, enhancing knowledge and expertise, encouraging investments and adoption of new technologies and in the overall growth of India’s IT sector”

“We welcome CeBIT to India and look forward to playing an important role in its India story. India has huge potential to grow its domestic and international markets to emerge as an even stronger force in IT and innovation, globally. By joining hands, CeBIT and CIO Klub bring together its large membership base of the most respected and influential IT leaders in the industry, to the hotbed of IT and ICT business- CeBIT India.” CIO Klub Spokesperson

The well recognized international CeBIT show is slated to be a first of its kind Business IT and ICT show in India, dedicated to boost new business in the Indian IT & ITes market and create a platform for generation of new national and international business opportunities, drive new ideas, profitability & growth in India with an exposure to the International markets. The first CeBIT India will take place in 2014 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, (BIEC) on Tumkur Road in Bangalore.

With the aim of showcasing New Perspectives in IT Business, India’s first CeBIT will cover the key IT trends of Cloud Computing, Strategic Big Data, Enterprise Mobilily and Social Media.

About HMFI

Hannover Milano Fairs is the Indian subsidiary of the Global JV Company HMG (Hannover Milano Global). The company is engaged in the organization of international trade fairs covering the following topics with the following brands:

WIN – World of Industry India. WIN is the umbrella brand for 5 internationally established trade fairs covering automation, intra logistics, subcontracting and surface engineering. Shows being operated under the WIN umbrella brand include: MDA – Motion Drive and Automation , IA – Industrial Automation, CeMAT – Centre for Material Handling, Industrial Supply, Surface, FHW – Food Hospitality World

About CIO Klub

CIO Association (CIO KLUB) is a non-profit and largest Association of Chief Information officer in India. The CIO KLUB is governed by a Governing Body and a National Executive Council and each chapter has a managing committee to drive the CIO KLUB objective nationally. CIO Klub boast of 1000+ members across India.