The Mountain Dew Arena 2.0 is finally over after thrilling clash between gamers to own the title. The grand finale was conducted on the 1st October 2017, at Hotel Andaz by Hyatt, located in New Delhi.
Mountain Dew Arena is one of India’s largest gamer with its unique tournament structure which carried INR 20 lac pool prize and a chance to feature on the bottle of mountain dew.Started at about 6 months ago around 300 cities and 125 locations in India, the grand finale was a huge success.
Akshat Rathee, MD, ESl India shared “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”.
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.”
Not only that, 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.
And the winners of the 2017 Dew Arena Gaming League are here:
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
Congratulations all the winners. Keep up the gaming spirit!