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Microgravity Gaming League to host India’s biggest FIFA 21 tournament

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Microgravity Ventures Private Limited, a facilitator of world-class gaming hubs and e-sports tournaments in India announces its much anticipated Microgravity Gaming League (MGL FIFA 21).   The company is hosting this e-sports tournament on the 8th and 9th of May 2021, in partnership with Battlefy and HP. The format will be selection-based on the FIFA 21 platform accessed through PlayStation 4. The target audience will be 16 plus with professionals, enthusiasts and casual gamers looking to enjoy this competitive format. People can register themselves on the Microgravity website with their PSN IDs.

This tournament is one of the biggest FIFA 21 competitions to be carried out in a 2-day timeframe. The tournament is divided into three phases.  They are the Qualifier Phase, Battle Phase and the Zero Hour Phase. In the Qualifier Phase, candidates will be shortlisted on a first come first serve basis after completing the registration process on the Microgravity website. The top 1024 selected participants will then compete against each other. The Battle Phase consists of 6 rounds where qualified participants will battle against each other. The rounds will be held in a single-elimination format where the top 16 participants will then be moved to the Zero Hour Phase. Here, the winners will battle against each other to win the tournament. The matches of the Zero Hour Phase will be broadcast on Microgravity’s YouTube channel. Microgravity is also hunting for the top women gamers that will be known as #GamerGoddesses.  This is a significant focus area for the tournament. Along with the prizes for the top Gamer Goddesses, there are prizes for the Best Goal and Top Scorer categories which will be identified through the Zero Hour Phase. The top 2 participants of the tournament will battle against each other to win the Microgravity Gaming League – FIFA 21 Championship.

Speaking about the announcement, Mr. Rahul Bhattacharya, Co-Founder and MD, Microgravity said, “We are excited to have partnered with the best in the industry. At Microgravity, we are working to offer the best gaming experiences. We strongly believe that in the world of gaming, there are no biases and this MGL FIFA 21 tournament is a testament to this value. We have a vision to see the Indian gaming industry scale new heights in terms of impact. We are also looking to promote participation from women gamers. In India, the last one year has seen a massive increase in the online gaming community of which 18% are women. Women gamers now make upto 40 to 45% of the Asian gaming population.  This contribution and the level of engagement from women gamers provides further impetus to the global gaming industry. We aim to support and promote women gamers in India who are exceptional.”

Top gamers from the tournament will be given exciting prizes based on their performance and scores. The top 3 players will get a chance to win HP Zbook 14U G6 Laptop, HP 24F IPS Monitor and Microgravity vouchers worth INR 10,000. In addition to this, the Top Scorer and the Best Goal will get Microgravity Vouchers worth INR 5,000 each. The top woman gamer will be selected based on their performance and will be rewarded with a HP Reverb VR headset.

In 2020, Microgravity successfully organized two online gaming tournaments which gained significant traction amongst digital gamers. These tournaments were the MGL Free Fire tournament and the MGL Call of Duty: Mobile tournament. The former was held during the month of August and September 2020 with over 2.2 million impressions and over 20 thousand participants. Similarly, the latter was organized in December 2020 and reported over 8 lakh impressions.

 

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Casinos in Goa to Remain Closed Until May 10

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Goa’s state government has extended the lockdown measures for another seven days, from May 3 to 10, as part of efforts to halt a massive outbreak of COVID-19 currently sweeping the country.

The extended lockdown follows an initial four-day lockdown announced last week which saw all non-essential services including casinos, hotels, bars, restaurants and tourism facilities ordered closed.

Under revised conditions in place for the next seven days, those same businesses must remain closed while shops selling food must shorten their hours of operation from 15 hours a day to 12.

An order issued by the North Goa District Magistrate said, “A surge in COVID-19 cases is being witnessed in Goa and other parts of the country, and the situation might further aggravate due to public gatherings and active interactions among high positivity rate.”

Before going into lockdown last week, the Goa government had imposed a night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am with casinos, restaurants, bars and cinemas allowed to operate at 50% capacity during opening hours.

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NSUSLAB Korea Awarded ISO 27001 For Online Gaming Platform

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Software used by online poker giant GGPoker certified as securely managing information assets

NSUSLAB Korea, a leading developer of online gaming software, announces today that it has received an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001 certification for its online gaming platform.

ISO 27001 is an international standard recognized globally for managing risks to the security of information held by an organization, and provides a set of standardized requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

NSUSLAB Korea’s software powers the world-renowned GGPoker poker room, which hosts hundreds of thousands of players and games each week. GGPoker operates in a number of regulated markets, and holds United Kingdom Gambling Commission and Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission licenses amongst others.

“NSUSLAB is proud to have secured this ISO 27001 certification, as we have always placed information security at the forefront of our efforts,” said Daniel Lim, CEO of NSUSLAB Korea. “We hope that the news further assures GGPoker, its players, partners and regulators of our commitment to maintaining the security of their information.”

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Kwalee projects £20 million investment in India following success of Bangalore studio

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UK-based game developer and publisher continuing to build in Bangalore as India becomes Kwalee’s biggest country by downloads with around 5 million monthly active players

Kwalee, a renowned developer and publisher of video games for all platforms, has projected a $30 million investment in its India operations over the next five years.

The Leamington Spa-headquartered firm announced its intention to make Bangalore the home of its first overseas studio back in May 2020, initially building the team on a remote basis due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

With the physical Bangalore studio now established in one of the city’s vibrant technology parks, Kwalee Bangalore already employs around 50 talented staff and is planning significant expansion with around 80 current vacancies in India across all disciplines and 25 new vacancies in the UK.

Team members in India have already contributed to the development of games such as Blade Forge 3D (20 million+ downloads), Teacher Simulator (25 million+) and Let’s Be Cops 3D (21 million+). Kwalee Bangalore team members have also been involved in updating classic titles like Draw It (90 million+ downloads) and have played a prominent role in many other exciting games that are close to launching worldwide.

But as well as India having an increasingly significant part to play in the development of Kwalee’s titles, the publisher currently sees more downloads of its mobile games in India than in any other country. With well over 600 million total downloads worldwide, including downloads in every country on earth, that amounts to a massive player base in India.

Kwalee is headquartered in Leamington Spa and was founded by games industry legend David Darling CBE, who previously co-founded Codemasters in 1986 and paved the way for the midlands gaming hub now known as ‘Silicon Spa’. With Kwalee having made its name with ‘hypercasual’ mobile games, which are known for their mass appeal and accessibility, the firm now also publishes games on PC and console platforms.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “I’m delighted that Kwalee is expanding into India to make the most of the opportunities for UK businesses in one of the world’s biggest economies. Our exporters are brilliant ambassadors for Britain and I hope today’s announcement is just the start of what you can do for India and the UK.”

“It’s incredible to see the brilliant team we have managed to build in Bangalore, in such a short space of time,” said David Darling CBE, CEO and founder of Kwalee. “The vision from the start was for our teams in the UK and India to collaborate as though they were one studio, and even under difficult circumstances we’ve seen the fruits of that with great games and a fundamental contribution from our colleagues in Bangalore.”

“Our projected investment in Kwalee Bangalore over the next five years shows our commitment to continue building this amazing team and to maintain our rapid growth as we build a global team to make global hits. We’re so proud of what’s already been achieved in a disrupted year and we can’t wait to build on this platform.”

Kwalee’s most recent release, Makeover Studio 3D, has surpassed 2.5 million downloads in a matter of weeks and was recently a top-3 game on the App Store in the USA, UK and Canada.

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