Mumbai Braces itself for India’s Largest Multi-title International Esports Tournament 'Cobx Masters'
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | April 5, 2019 | News
India’s Largest Multi-title International Esports Tournament- Cobx Masters 2019 is all set to pump your adrenaline for the next 3 days starting from today April 5, 2019. The tournament is having a massive prize pool of approximately INR 1,40,00,000* (USD 200,000) which will be split equally across two titles: DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This is the second leg of the Cobx Masters that was announced last year; Phase I of which was successfully conducted during the summer of 2018 across 10 cities in India.
To keep up the excitement among their audience the tournament team has also announced a casual gaming zone where the audience can participate in a PUBGM tournament with a prize pool of INR. 2,00,000/-
Rajdip Gupta, Founder – Cobx Gaming said, “The Indian esports segment is still in a nascent stage and we are doing our level best to streamline it. The fundamental objective of conducting the tournament is to attract the maximum number of professional teams in India and placing India in the global esports map. With Cobx Masters we have addressed the long-standing viewership issue, ensuring the tournament reaches the maximum possible audience. We also hope to demonstrate to show the people that gaming can be a lucrative career option, not just for young gamers, but also for talented individuals who are a part of this industry. This is a big-impact tournament that paves the way for the future of the industry in India.”
He further added, “The South East Asian circuit is huge, with over 900 million gamers and an audience of 60 million plus as of just last year. With this tournament, we have made sure that the best of the world is at our door.” Addressing the growing issue of game addiction Mr. Rajdip further mentioned that, “Anything done in a limited way is good. Along with basic education youngsters, today should also be encouraged to have a healthy gaming routine. Thus, reducing the problem of gaming addiction.”
Said Mujahid Rupani, CEO – Cobx Gaming, “Cobx Masters 2019 will bring to India, a global esports tournament experience for the first time. The tournament will take place from 5th April 2019 to 7th April 2019 at NESCO, Mumbai. We have already received an overwhelming amount of interest from people not just across India but also from neighbouring countries. It is India’s first major tournament crafted to help Indian players get great exposure to the international pro circuit.”
At the media conference held at The Westin, Mumbai, the best Indian, South East Asian, and International teams and talents were present to interact with the media and share their expectations from the tournament.
As India’s largest multi-title international eSports tournament, Cobx Masters had generated a lot of buzz ever since it was announced. The scale, visibility and the talents it has attracted has been unprecedented by an Indian esports tournament.
Cobx Masters is title sponsored by Yes Bank. The energy partner Monster will ensure that the teams never run out of steam. For those who’d like to attend the event, the tickets will be available with the ticketing partner, Insider.in. Event produced and executed by Usually Unusual Entertainment and Toy Beach Club, Goa is the hospitality partners for Cobx Masters.
Sony LIV, the digital streaming partner for Cobx Masters will stream the event live. In addition, there will be broadcasts in Chinese and Russian (managed by UCC). BeyondTheSummit will also broadcast the event across other regions.
'Cobx Masters 2019' India’s Largest Multi-title International Esports Tournament happening in NESCO, Mumbai today produced and executed by Usually Unusual Entertainment.