Indian Gaming Expo – Competitions

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The WWE 2K 16 winners with their belts

Indian Gaming Expo was a blast. We had a ton of fun loitering around, which you can check out from our Impressions. We also had loads of Hands-On experience which you can check out here. Apart from getting the reward of getting your hands on the best games though, there were also some other more tangible rewards for the taking. Games The Shop, those lovely little gaming bastards were behind most of it, and the IGX crowd was game for it.

The crowd at e-xpressway booth, checking out the competition
The crowd at e-xpressway booth, checking out the competition

e-Xpress Games (The parent company of Games The Shop) hosted 2 official events at IGX 2015. The first of them involved WWE 2K16. The latest iteration in the wrestling simulation game, brought out the inner wrestler among 100s of gamers. But the 1st prize was taken away by Ayush Bhatia who won ₹ 30,000 plus PlayStation 4. The runners up included Vikas Acharya who won ₹ 10,000 plus PlayStation 4 and Digvijit Kaul who won ₹ 15,000. All of them also received WWE championships belt signed by Daniel Bryan himself. LUCKY BASTARDS!!!

The WWE 2K 16 winners with their belts
The WWE 2K 16 winners with their belts

The other competition involved Mortal Kombat X. The fighting game which we thought was the best one out there in our review, once again proved why its the best Mortal Komabt out there providing for hours of nail biting competition. Mortal Kombat X tournament was won by Raghavendran Ravi wherein he took home ₹ 30,000 plus PlayStation 4. Runner up Avinash Sharma earned ₹ 10,000 plus PlayStation 4, while 3rd place winner Kaizad Sheshbaradaran earned ₹ 15,000.

The MK X winners with their heavy check
The MK X winners with their heavy check

For those of you keeping a tab on the total stash. That’s ₹ 1,10,000 in cash, 4 PlayStation 4 consoles, and 3 WWE Championship belt replicas. Not bad for games which don’t require you to loose your soul to the devil in order to master (I am looking at you LOL and DOTA 2).

People also enjoyed Dance Central
People also enjoyed Dance Central

Apart from the competitions, there was also a floor setup for Just Dance, where local battles proceeded with chutzpah and brutality. If you weren’t in the competing kind you still got your hands on games like Arkham Knight, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. All in all a nice couple of days to be an Indian gamer.

When Cosplayers and fans meet
When Cosplayers and fans meet
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  • Raghavendran Ravi

    Don’t need to sell your soul to master? You’re joking, right?

    • SO you confess that you sold yours to win that tournament???

      • Raghavendran Ravi

        Implying that I was born with one. I obviously used my dashing good looks.

        No, what gets on my nerves is ignorant statements made about fighting games by someone who quite clearly doesn’t play competitively and doesn’t know what it takes to compete at the highest level.