Esports company NODWIN Gaming announced its Northeast Esports Summit yesterday. The prize pool for the Summit is INR 3.5 lacs for the titles of Clash of Clans and Free Fire. Powered by Airtel India Esports Tour, Northeast Esports Summit marks a huge milestone for the region and the people belonging to the northeast.
The registrations for the tournament has begun and the matches for the first qualifiers are set to take place from 28 October. The tournament is divided into two stages, the online qualifiers and the grand finale. Both the games will have four online qualifiers each. The top teams from each qualifier will advance to the Grand finals which will be held on 5 and 6 December. The tournament is mainly for the residents of the North-Eastern states.
Managing Director and Co-Founder of NODWIN Gaming, Akshat Rathee said, “Northeast India has been a remarkable region in the Indian esports circuit that has shown consistent growth over time. Mrinmoy, existence, Deathmaker and many more like them have made it to top ranks in a number of titles. What I personally love about the 8 states put together is the diversity in the community, their hunger to excel, their undying passion for the game and their down-to-earth demeanour. With Northeast Esports Summit, we strive to bring forth the Northeast as a key region driving esports in the country.”
The gamers from the North East have a golden opportunity to prove themselves. This will give them a chance to etch their names on the national leaderboard of esports athletes in India. The tournament will see gamers competing for two of the most popular esports titles – Supercell’s strategy game Clash of Clans and Garena’s popular battle royale Free Fire. The states in North East have always been neglected as the mainstream media only covers issues related to metro cities and others adjoining them. As a result, this is a refreshing take on how esports could bring about inclusivity and raise awareness about the culture and potential of the North – Eastern states.