India’s one of the largest online retailers, Flipkart, is aiming at building a gaming community of their own. From hosting events to conducting gaming awards, Flipkart is the first company which has introduced this fascinating way to acknowledge their customers’ interest in the most subtle way. Flipkart Gaming Awards will close their voting system on 20th of September. Flipkart will announce the winners on 23rd.
Marking another first in the Indian e-commerce industry, Flipkart today announced the Flipkart Gaming Awards for the gaming community in India. The awards which are a continuation of the Flipkart Gaming Championship will be held from September 13th to 20th, 2016 and aims to honour the best among games, designers, gaming accessories, consoles, and gamers.
Launched in partnership with brands such as Digit, the Flipkart Gaming Awards will recognize the outstanding achievements in the Indian gaming industry over the past year. The awards will cover areas including games, consoles, hardware & eSports gamers. The awards are subjected to be in five different categories – PC, Console, Games, Accessories, and Others. The nominees for the awards will be selected based on the popularity of the products.
Esports category nominees
The nominees for the best Esports gamer India is also divergent and is directly correlated to the performances by the players in Flipkart Gaming Championship. The nominees are from DotA 2, CS: GO, and League of Legends. The juries predetermine Flipkart Golden Gamer award. Votings are open here.
|Ayush 'astarrr' Deora||CS:GO||Team Brutality|
|Jeet 'swifty' Kundra||DotA 2||Entity Esports|
|Mansoor 'Nabu' Ahmed||League of Legends||EDX|
|Nikhil 'Brutality' SK||League of Legends||EDX|
|Raunak 'Crowley' Sen||DotA 2||Entity Esports|
“The best eSports gamer category will help gamers get recognized in the gaming industry.” quoted Mr. GnanaShekhar Reddy.
Maximum votes through a public poll which will be available from September 13th to 20th, 2016 on www.flipkartgamingawards.com will determine the winners. Through a mix of Facebook surveys, Twitter polls, and partnerships with bloggers, voters will choose their option through a microsite, expressly designed for this purpose.
Flipkart Gaming Awards
“The Indian gaming ecosystem has been growing at a rapid pace, with Indian gamers emerging as major contenders on the global gaming scene. The Flipkart Gaming Awards is an acknowledgement of their achievements. Along with the Flipkart Online Gaming Championship, we are optimistic that this award will add to our efforts towards building and nurturing a healthy gaming ecosystem in the country,” said Adarsh K Menon, Vice President, Electronics and Auto, Flipkart.
“In the first few hours of the announcement, we have received more than 4 Lakhs votes” he claimed.
Gaming is one of the fundamental pillars of the Internet economy. In India, gaming is a niche but a fast evolving and growing segment especially in the metros. Flipkart has witnessed close to 50% growth in this category in the last six months alone.
After a successful season of FGOC, Flipkart aims to enter into the aggregate gaming industry to collectively support the emergence.