Kathmandu, August 23, 2016: An inter-college ESports championship has started in the capital today aiming to promote the growing interest and participation of youths in ESports and instil the feeling of teamwork in them.
Inaugurating the festival, Mr. Arun Lal Joshi, Associate Dean of IT and Computer Science at The British College(TBC) said that the competitionÂ strives toÂ provide a platform for current gamers to network, and gives individuals who wish to join the movement a chance to get involvedÂ and honeÂ their skills.
In the championship organized by The British College IT Club; the students have transformed TBCâ€™s conference hall into a gaming hub, fitted with computers and gaming systems with the addition of a merchandise stand. With almostÂ 40 colleges and 1000 participants involved, the competition is shaping up to be a battle of epic proportions.
Three games are the focus of the championship viz. FIFA16, Counter Strike- Global Offensive (CS-GO) and DOTA 2. All of these games are strategic games testing the competitors’ gaming talents and tactical ability. CS-GO and DOTA 2 are team challenges, further testing the competitorsâ€™ ability to coordinate with their fellow gamers.
In the championship, the competitors will not only be showing off their skills, but also be provided with attractive cash prizes. For FIFA 16, cash prizes are NRs 20,000, NRs 10,000 and NRs 5,000 for the first, second and third position holders respectively, along with medals and certificates. Similarly, CS-GO winner will be awarded with NRs 20,000 and the runner up get NRs. 10,000 along with medals and certificates. Furthermore, DOTA 2 champions will get the prizes of NRs.30,000 while the team securing second position in the game will take awayÂ NRs. 10,000 along with medals and certificates.
Organized by The British College, and held for the first time in the history of the Nepalese ESports industry, the Inter-College tournament will run for five days.