The biggest gaming festival called the ‘GameBird Game Fest 2018’ that was sponsored by Telenor. Telenor’s GameBird is Pakistan’s first ever gaming platform that is aimed at connecting developers and gaming enthusiasts and help boost and revitalize the gaming ecosystem of the country.
The event took place in Lahore where 7 teams across Pakistan emerged victorious and took home a total of PKR 5 million in prize money.
Gaming enthusiasts from all across Pakistan participated in the tournament. The GameBird Game Fest consisted of the initial online and city-level qualifiers, after which the shortlisted players traveled to Lahore for the final showdown to play four PC and three mobile games: CS:GO, DOTA 2, Fortnite, PUBG, PUBG Mobile, Clash Royale, and Asphalt 9.
The tournament also consisted of different console, arcade and mobile gaming competitions for various participants. The entire tournament was broadcast live for 50 days via Gamebird’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
Moreover, Telenor has been working hard to develop the gaming sector, and has become the first telecom operator in Pakistan that provides easy access to content through Google’s Direct Carrier Billing (DCB). Through which customers can buy apps and make in-app purchases using their Telenor Mobile balance and continue to enjoy premium services.
Speaking on the occasion, Sardar Abubakr, Chief Digital and Strategy Office at Telenor Pakistan said, “Congratulations to all victorious teams for winning at Pakistan’s largest PC gaming tournament. As staunch advocates of the growth of digital technology and innovation, Telenor Pakistan has been nurturing local talent within the online gaming space. GameBird previously also hosted Pakistan’s first online game summit last year. Through more of such measures, we will continue supporting the growth of the Pakistani gaming landscape by providing our youth with robust platforms to showcase their talent.”
Furthermore, Game Fest 2018 is the second installment of future gaming tournaments that GameBird has organized in Pakistan. The first gaming tournament by GameBird was ‘GameBird Lan Clan’ that took place in July 2018.