Video game loving youngsters had something to cheer about during the Gamers’ League tournament, which was recently held in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
Organised by Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to promote broadband internet gaming in Pakistan and engage the nation’s youth in community-based online activities, the tournament was based on the popular multiplayer game Counter-strike. According to a press release issued on Monday, each city had 16 teams of five players each. The winning team was awarded Rs50,000 in prize money, while the runners-up were awarded Rs20,000 each.
In Karachi, Team Dx took first prize while Team Incredible was the runner-up. In Lahore, Team U5 took first prize while Team Clan 300 stood second. In Islamabad, Team Xtremers and Team Anarchy were the winners and runner-up, respectively.
“Positive entertainment and sporting activities such as online gaming is imperative for the development of our youth,” said PTCL Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP), Naveed Saeed.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2012.
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