The winners of WCG 2010 India announced

Written by Businesswire India | Mumbai | Updated: Aug 31 2010, 19:48pm hrs
The results are out! WCG India officially crowned the National Winners of the WCG 2010 India Championship at EsselWorld, one of Indias largest gaming park. Competing across four extremely popular yet competitive games, eight very dedicated gamers Rahul Kumar (FIFA), Team ATE (Counter Strike), Naveen Uraon (Asphalt 5) and Gana Sekhar (T20fever) were crowned as the National Winners today. The winners of FIFA, Counter Strike and Asphalt 5 will represent India in the Grand Final at Los Angeles (USA), between 29th September 2010 and 3rd October 2010.

Starting 20th July 2010, WCG organized online as well as offline events travelling across six cities Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai in search of gamers, who could compete across four games namely FIFA Soccer 2010 , Counter strike, Asphalt and promotional game for India - Cricket T20fever. Through a series of supreme and unparalleled competition, the winners from each city were brought to the last destination Mumbai to compete for the title of WCG India 2010 Finalist and a chance to compete at the WCG 2010 Grand Finale at L.A.

Concluding this mega gaming tournament in search of Indias most deserving gamers, the national finals saw a clash of regional winners from across six cities battling it out for the India title. With astounding and unmatched skills - Rahul Kumar emerged as the undisputed winner for the popular soccer game - FIFA Soccer 2010. For Counter Strike, the team of 5 that struck the winning gaming chord were Team ATE, comprising of Ritesh Shah, Ben Verges , Poojan Mehta, Mikhel Mehra and Pranay Bhatia. Aspalt 5 saw some intense competition between all the regional finalists but Naveen Uraon walked away with the final title and Gana Sekhar, through his passion for both gaming and cricket won the India promotional game Cricket T20fever.

'UTV Indiagames has been the strategic partner to WCG in India since 2002 and with each year, we see a phenomenal participation from young gamers across India and this year certainly has been no different. The response from all six cities has been tremendous and our heartiest congratulations to all the winners. We hope they make India proud at the Grand Finale said Mr. Vishal Gondal, Founder and CEO UTV Indiagames Ltd.

On Hosting the WCG India Championship, Mr. Anand Lamdhade, Vice Presidents, Operations, said, EsselWorld is the one stop destination for fun and gaming, hence it is the ideal location to host the National Finals for the one of the world greatest and biggest gaming tournament, we never thought that the games can become a team event and involves so much fun and grace as one play same in rides together. The response has been tremendous and we would like to congratulate all the winners and wish them all the luck for the world finale, bright eyes taking India ahead. Its been a pleasure to associate with UTV Indiagames for WCG India 2010

The presenting sponsor worldwide is Samsung and co-sponsor for India is Tata DOCOMO and silver sponsor is Maruti Suzuki.