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Ultimate Battle: Virtual Paradise for the Gamers to Excel in Top Esports Titles

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If I tell you that you can play all the esports games on one single platform, will you believe that? Well, you’ll have to because Ultimate Battle has all kinds of esports titles to play under one roof. Ultimate Battle is India’s first-ever one-stop online esports platform; players connect, interact and compete with each other in their favorite esports games for entertainment and rewards on this platform. Ultimate Battle’s goal is to bring esports into the mainstream and engage millions of gamers and fans together.

Currently, the platform has garnered a player base of 3,00,000 which is growing daily. With over 39000 monthly active users, gamers get an active community to interact with and compete against each other. The platform is now available on Google PlayStore for Android users and till now has seen over 38,000 downloads already. The freshly launched app of the platform will facilitate easier connectivity and accessibility for users and leverage the power of the mobile-first ecosystem of the country.

Here is a list of some of the popular game titles like Valorant, DOTA 2, Fortnite, Call of Duty: Mobile, Garena Free Fire, FIFA 20, Chess, etc. that the platform hosts. Besides Gameplay, Ultimate Battle enables gamers to network along with Gaming News and E-commerce portal to create a complete 360 experience.
Let’s take a look at the top five esports titles according to gamer’s engagement on the Ultimate Battle platform from January to April 2021:

1. Garena Free Fire

Garena Free Fire is currently the most played esports game on the platform. It’s an action-adventure battle royale game played in a third-person perspective. The game consists of up to 48 players falling from a parachute on an island in search of weapons and equipment to kill the other players. Players are free to choose their starting position, take weapons and supplies to extend their battle life.

2. Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Mobile stands runner-up on this list. It is a free-to-play shooter video game. It has two modes primarily, Multiplayer and Battle Royale. The multiplayer mode is the basic first-person shooter, similar to the previous Call of Duty games on other platforms along with old maps. Battle royale mode features up to 100 players. A player can choose to play alone, on a two-man team, or in a four-man squad.

3. Chess

Interestingly Chess stands third on the list. It’s a strange fact in a good way that even after having the options of playing so many action-packed games with high-end graphics on the platform, our analytics tell a different story. Chess is a competitive board game played between two players. The game is played on a square board of eight rows and eight columns. Chess pieces are divided into white and black sets. Each set consists of 16 pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns. The objective of the game is to checkmate the opponent; this occurs when the opponent’s king is in check, and there is no legal way to remove it from the attack.

4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike has been dominating the PC gaming scene for a decade. Growing from CS: Zero to the all-new CS: GO by Valve, this first-person shooter team strategy game has become one of the top esports title games in the world. Two teams (Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists), with 5-players on each side, face off against each other on a defined map to complete their objectives to win the round. CS: GO is one of the games with a well-structured professional scene with lots of esports teams competing every year for millions of dollars in prize money.

5. Valorant

Valorant is the all-new character-based FPS PC game. The new in-game dynamics and mechanics with high-tech guns and skill-weapons in Valorant have become hype among gamers. In this 5v5 team battle gameplay, each player controls a different in-game character. The characters are termed Agents which have their unique skills and weapons giving every player their special abilities. Valorant has also started marking its footprint in the esports industry with various leagues and events for professional players.

Apart from online tournaments on Ultimate Battle, players can also compete with each other using 1v1 challenge mode as well as monthly leaderboard events to add to the overall excitement. 1v1 Challenges is one of the most used features of the platform as it provides instant gameplay. Players can directly challenge another active player or their friends on the platform and compete. While the leaderboards events are a function of the performance of the player on the platform.

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World Esports Championship: CS:GO team to kick off India’s campaign on December 2

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The Indian CS:GO team will be leading the country’s charge at the IESF’s 14th World Esports Championship as they take on Tajikistan in their opener on December 2.

A team, comprising of skipper Ritesh Sarda (Defaulter), Shuvajyoti Chakraborty (Mcg1LLzZz), Anshul Adarkar (KiiLSwitCh), Hrishikesh Shenoy (Crazy_Gamer) and Harsh Jain (lynX) has been placed in the Group C along with Tajikistan, Team IESF and Chile. After their eighth-place finish in the last edition of the tournament held in Eilat, Israel, the team will be determined to clinch a podium finish this time around.

Team India CS:GO captain Ritesh Sarda said “It’s been a great honour to represent India back-to-back in the WEC. We as a team are excited and prepared to play in the upcoming WEC starting next week in Bali. The world finals is going to be a huge spectacle. With the right mentality and proper grind, we have high hopes for the tournament and will try to bring the laurels to the country.”

Organised by International Esports Federation (IESF), the upcoming 14th World Esports Championship will witness the participation of top athletes from over 120 countries, competing in six different Esports titles—CS:GO, Dota 2, Tekken 7, eFootball as well as debutants PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Bang. With a massive prize pool of USD 500K (INR 4 crores approximately) up for grabs, the tournament will be conducted in Bali from December 1 to 12. Team India consists of the same athletes which represented India at the last World Esports Championship in Eilat and had won the National Qualifiers (NESC2022).

Besides CS:GO, India will also participate in the Tekken 7 and eFootball titles.

“This is another great opportunity post the Commonwealth Esports Championship for India’s esports athletes to prove their metal. With Olympics also announcing “Olympic Esports Week”, esports is inching towards its Woodstock moment; and medals in events like CEC, WEC will help in establishing India as a dominant-esports powerhouse’ globally. This set of our athletes have great potential and we are confident that they will give a tough challenge to the world’s best and emerge victorious and make our glorious nation proud. I wish them all the very best and look forward to see them triumph in their respective titles” said Yugal Kishore Sharma, Director of Esports Federation of India.

Hitesh Khorwal (Rcool) and Hemanth Kommu (Peshemak7) will represent India in the Tekken 7 and eFootball titles respectively.

Khorwal will battle it out against athletes from Pakistan, Bahamas, Venezuela and Palestine in the Group E and will be beginning his challenge against Lucius Antoine of the Bahamas on December 3.

The Indian’s clash against Arslan Siddique of Pakistan on the same day following his opening game will be one to watch out for. Arslan has won the VSFighting X, Dreamhack 2022 and Combo Breaker 2022 titles earlier this year.

I am really glad that I will be representing India in WEC this year, this feeling is adorable and I can’t explain my emotions. WEC is always an arduous task for Tekken participants since our scene has progressed tremendously well and reached a new zenith. So it’s a moment to cherish for me. It creates a perfect scenery of success for me after putting my blood and sweat into this game. This time I am more devised for the WEC. As a mountain to climb it already is, I feel confident as well as prepared for this. It’s a great opportunity to prove my mettle against the literal virtuosos of the title and my body, soul and mind, is ready for it. Bring it on, Bali!” Hitesh expressed his excitement ahead of the World Championship Finals.

Kommu, on the other hand, will be competing against athletes from Kazakhstan, Armenia and Guinea in Group P. He will play his first match against Cheick Conde of Guinea on December 3.

“It’s an amazing feeling and honour to represent our country at the 14th WEC. It’s a huge opportunity for me to play at such a big event with the top players from different countries competing. I’m confident with my grind and will try my best to get the best results in the tournament and want to bring some glory from it back home.” Hemanth said while expressing his thoughts on getting the opportunity to represent India in the world finals.

The group stage games for Tekken 7 will be contested in the best-of-three format and for CS:GO it will be in the best-of-one.

Following the conclusion of the group stage, the Top-2 teams from each group will progress into the next round in the CS:GO and Tekken 7 titles while for eFootball only the top team of the group will qualify for the next stage.

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SuperGaming and Google Cloud Collaborate to Empower Game Developers with a SuperPlatform

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Leading Indian game developer SuperGaming has chosen Google
Cloud to bring its best-in-class live-ops engine, SuperPlatform, to game developers the world
over. This will empower game developers to make better games with battle-tested cloud
infrastructure that currently powers all of SuperGaming’s efforts. This includes PAC-MAN, which
has more than one billion downloads across all storefronts, and its multiplayer shooter
MaskGun, which has more than 65 million players.

SuperPlatform will run on Google Cloud and will enable game developers to manage live ops,
matchmaking, player progression, player data, analytics, monetization systems, server scaling,
sales, and merchandising. It also integrates with popular game development platforms.

“The SuperPlatform is at the core of what makes our games tick,” says Roby John, CEO and
co-founder, SuperGaming. “It’s been made by game developers, for game developers, and after
years of iteration, finesse, and supporting some marquee games like PAC-MAN, we felt it’s the
right time to share it with more game developers. Google Cloud’s reach, technical expertise, and
best-in-class infrastructure made it an obvious choice as our partner to bring this to market.”

SuperPlatform is a SaaS (software as a service) and will be an ISV (independent software
vendor) running on Google Cloud, which provides secure, scalable, and sustainable
infrastructure that will enable more game developers to access SuperPlatform at scale.

“Gaming is a big focus for Google Cloud. We have scaled our global investments in this space
and are excited about the response we are getting from the market. ” says Bikram Singh Bedi,
managing director, Google Cloud India. “Advancements like the SuperPlatform are welcome
additions to an ever-evolving ecosystem. With Google Cloud’s infrastructure that enables
developers to build at scale and SuperGaming’s pedigree in gaming, we can really drive impact
and innovation and see more games come out of India.”

“By working closely with Google Cloud engineers and SDKs, a lot of our initial friction was
eased,” says Navneet Singh Waraich, chief technology officer and co-founder, SuperGaming.
“One key for us and our SuperPlatform customers is choice, and the ability to migrate our entire
orchestration as needed for cost-effectiveness without disrupting the game client or server
integrations on the frontend. This was a major plus for choosing to build our current stack on
Google Cloud.”

In addition to this, upcoming SuperGaming titles such as Indo-Futuristic battle royale, Indus and
Tower Conquest Metaverse Edition will also run on Google Cloud.

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Asaa88 Appoints Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira as Brand Ambassador

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Online gaming company Asaa88 has appointed Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira as its Brand Ambassador.

Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira is a former professional footballer from Brazil. Rivaldo is regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time.

The agreement grants Asaa88 advertising rights to Rivaldo as Brand Ambassador for the entirety of the Firm’s advertising and marketing campaigns in Asia, throughout which he will present across its major businesses. The partnership with Rivaldo strengthens Asaa88’s core values, representing the company’s commitment and dedication to expanding the brand’s appearance and positioning it as the top gaming destination for all Asian players.

“I’m excited to start this collaboration with Asaa88 because they express my great love of football, and I’m looking forward to playing a role in their many plans to publicise the company to current and future players across Asia,” Rivaldo said.

The General Manager of Asaa88 said: “We are excited to welcome Rivaldo to Asaa88, a man who shares many of the same beliefs as our brand and who is constantly looking for potential to achieve greatness. Rivaldo is a true sports exemplar who inspires fans worldwide to aspire for the highest levels of excellence. He is one of the most powerful and successful captains to have ever competed at the top standard of professional football. Rivaldo will support us engage our Asian potential users, and working with him as a brand ambassador is one of many exciting upcoming projects for Asaa88 in coming year.”

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