Player Stories – Lokmanyu’s Path To Glory & Present Day eSports

Delhi has endowed us with exceptional players, who have shown their remarkable talent time to time & with consistency, in a setting which is constantly referred as one of the toughest regions in our domestic FIFA circuit. Lokmanyu definitely tops the list, a 22 year old eSports Athlete & Footballer from the heart of the city.

With just a year into pursuing the game professionally, he made his name to the top & conquered the scene. 

Humble beginnings! 

Though what may seem like an overnight success, Lokmanyu has had his fair share of struggles, after struggling for a year without being able to get past the initial rounds in Tournaments, he had his major breakthrough after winning the GamingMonk FIFA Championship Delhi & there was no turning back, bagging more than a 20 Tournaments he now leads the pack to leading competitions in India.

We caught a hold of Lokmanyu at a recent event in Delhi, here are some insights & bits about the conversation we had with him.

  1.  Let’s begin with your introduction. Tell us a bit about yourself?
    ” My name is Lokmanyu Chaturvedi, I’m 22 years old and I belong from the capital of our country. I’m a huge FIFA enthusiast. Few years into the game in what was just a hangout game to settle the age old club rivalries, it became my passion. I love playing Football & have been pursuing it at a semi-professional level “
  2.  Alright, so Lokmanyu can you describe your overall experience playing the tournaments at the portal over these months?
      “So my journey on the Gaming Monk eSports portal started with me being one of the very first players to sign up and experience first hand the idea, the whole concept of an eSports portal and the experience was absolutely thrilling. The way the tournaments were scheduled actually gave me an idea about how I’ll spend my time other than my working hours. In fact I was the one who won the very first Silver series tournament against one of the top most FIFA players of this country. First win lead to many more and the reason behind me winning about 11 tournaments on the portal now is because Monk provides you with the Pro Points tournament that helps you practice almost on a daily basis. In a nutshell, the portal is probably the best opportunity for all the aspiring e-sports gamers to showcase their talent”
  3. What are your views on the current situation of eSports in our country?
    “The current situation is really difficult to explain as far as my knowledge. Some people are taking a massive effort to make his industry grow but the government needs to support this cause without which it’ll just be another passion going down the drains. Games like CS and DOTA have been at the top in Indian e-Sports but FIFA needs a big platform and I really wish to contribute to making it a success”
  4. The competition is immense in FIFA amongst Indian pros’. How do you deal with this statement every time you sit for a tournament game?
    “For me it’s all about your mental approval towards the game. If you’re mentally prepared to win a game and as a pro you are definitely equipped with the skill set, you’ll excel no matter what. As far as the competition is concerned, indeed there are so many great gamers it’s very difficult to compete against them, It’s always crucial to learn from a loss against a good player, I think that is the key to use the competition and turn it into your own success”

 

It’s always crucial to learn from a loss against a good player, I think that is the key to use the competition and turn it into your own success

Lokmanyu’s Player Profile –  https://beta.gamingmonk.com/player/Lokmanyu
Start Your eSports Journey Now – https://beta.gamingmonk.com/

#BeatTheMonk 

 

 

 

 

 

Clash Royale Tournament in India, Mobile Gaming-Enthusiasts Gear Up!

 

Supercell’s renowned – strategy based game (Clash Royale) a top pick for mobile-gaming enthusiasts in the country has always bolstered it’s likingness amongst fans & has remained the fan favourite for a long time now. With an ever expanding roster of cards along with new additions to the game such as Clan wars, Touchdown challenges and many other skill based challenges, enticing the audience without fail.

About the game  

Taking inspirations from its counterpart Clash of Clans the game features almost many of the same troops in Clash Royale in a 1v1 & 2v2 format duels.

 

Players unlock & upgrade dozens of cards, troops, spells and defences as they keep progressing over the competitive ladders over time and more with one goal in mind, to knock the enemy King and Princesses from their towers to defeat their opponents  and win trophies, crowns and glory in the Arena.

Until now we’ve seen players compete from the comfort of their homes, This meta shall now be broken as we have upped the ante and gathered all the top players under one roof where they will compete for bragging rights & big cash prizes.

This action packed series is set to raise the standard of Clash Royale competitions in India & support homegrown talent.

Here are some top achievers in the Clash Royale circuit.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GamingMonk Clash Royale Tournament happening in Khar Social, Mumbai on the 16th-17th June, will serve as the catalyst to challenge the Clash Royale gamers in India and provide them a platform to showcase their skills, compete for cash prizes and much more.

It’s a unique experience for players, a competitive platform in a social setup.
Join Now – https://www.facebook.com/events/216584185598528/

#Compete #Win #GetRewarded

Upcoming Tournaments – https://beta.gamingmonk.com/ClashRoyale 

Player Stories – Saransh Jain’s Rise to Fame & Present Day eSports!

Saransh Jain, a 17 year old FIFA eSports Professional from Pune, broke into the scene when he won the first GamingMonk Championship Series in Pune. He immediately became a known figure in the FIFA scene, if you haven’t heard his name yet, you probably haven’t faced him or seen him play, we personally did & it didn’t end  well (3-0)

He’s looked upon as one of the most talented players the country has to offer. After dominating the offline scene he immediately stepped into the online realm & made his mark there as well, bagging more than 60,000 INR over a period of 3 months (Both online & offline) & consistently topping the monthly leaderboards. Easier said than done!

 

Let’s take a closer look into his journey.

Q.1) Let’s begin with your introduction. Tell us a bit about yourself? 
A.1) “My name is Saransh Jain, I am 17 years old and I belong to Pune. I started playing FIFA Tournaments on the portal in December 2017.”

Q.2) Alright, so Saransh can you describe your overall experience playing the tournaments at the portal over these months?
A.2) “It’s been an amazing journey so far. I have had a really good experience playing against some of the top eSports players in the country, each having a unique style of play, I started with a free trial on the portal, my first tournament being a 1v1 Silver Series. I didn’t have enough confidence back then to actually go out and win it, but I somehow managed to. One thing led to another and I eventually finished third in the December leader board. The very fact that some of the best players compete on this portal and I bagged the 3rd position amongst them gave me a motivation boost. Despite the fact that I lacked enough experience since I had just started and most of my competitors were regular players and had years of experience, I decided to grind it out and aimed to become the best! I started playing all the tournaments, Bronze Series, Silver Series, FUT. All these really helped me in becoming better and better with every passing day and eventually making me the eSports player I am.”

Q.3 Well that was truly one hell of a journey, apart from money you’re also earning bragging rights from these tournaments, what would you like to say about that?
A.3) “I never began with the intention of earning money. I started because I’ve always loved to compete in gaming tournamen

ts. The cash prizes which I received was just an icing on the cake & makes me keep at it. Recognition is something every eSports player hopes for, so it’s always a plus”

Q.4) What are your opinions on the current situation of eSports industry in India?
A.4) “People in India don’t realise the importance of eSports, its potential is really undervalued at the moment and I think it will take few more years for it to reach its peak, but if you’re a good player and can back yourself up, there’s a lot of potential to be uncovered along with growth in the field .”

Q.5) What is your parents’ viewpoint on your participation in these tournaments?
A.5) “I’m lucky that my parents are very supportive. When they saw me winning tournaments, their faith in me and their support increased a lot, they support this hobby of mine which is now my passion, they take it in a very positive way, breaking the myth centred around eSports or Gaming in general”

Q.6) Alright. So before we end this, do you have any message for your fellow eSports players?
A.6) “I would like to advise them to start now, if they believe that they have the potential a when it comes to gaming! I recommend everyone to gain experience playing on the portal and who knows, they can soon become the best! It’s time for the young people to come out and shimmer, a lot of new faces are coming up & with the infrastructure which GamingMonk is actively trying to bring for our players, the dream isn’t too far”

Join Now To Start Your eSports Journey- http://gamingmonk.com

 

E3 2018, Sony has set the bar high unbinding it’s top acclaimed games.

For the past few years we’ve seen PlayStation put up a great show when it comes to delivering triple A’s, this year wasn’t any different.

Blockbuster titles from  leading developers like Naughty Dogs (The makers behind Last of us), Hideo Kojima etc really makes it a bad time to own an Xbox! To be honest I was always an Xbox fan but to my luck I got my hands on God of War & I just can’t go back, PlayStation never fails to impress when it comes to exclusives.

Here are our top picks from the conference.

Last of Us 2

The conference kicked off with Naughty Dog’s famed classic, Last of Us, only if the first part wasn’t good enough, they’ve come up with the sequel. The trailer starts off with Ellie W/ her girlfriend at a party & skip to 30 seconds & it’s a flashback to killing a bunch of people & surviving her way through. Stealth centred gameplay with ground breaking graphics in the dark lighted environment truly makes it a one of kind experience.

Spider-man

Marvel’s spider-man provides us with a new thrill into the world of danger, It will cover both the Peter Parker and Spider-Man aspects of the character, set in the modern day New York City, the trailer starts off with Spider-man jumping right into action, after a prison outbreak & stumbles on Electro, Rhine & Scorpion, juggling his way through them to face all 5 main enemies as he gets his back against the wall. The action-adventure includes a lot of fighting, the combat is compelling & provides a unique experience, abilities include web slinging and wall-crawling as well as new gameplay elements, one of which will be the ability to traverse using parkour. The game is set for a release on 7th September, 2018.

 

Death Stranding

Produced by the industry’s very own Hideo Kojima, the father of survival horror, the terror was unleashed in the live reveal at E3. We’re as confused as anyone else but the trailer gives us more insight as to what the game has to offer which includes an invisible creature who roams around freely in the unknown world. Starring Norman Reedus, the protagonist sets out to explore the world with a body hanging entrapped in a bag pack. The more I try to make sense of the game, the confusing it gets. Please watch the trailer & come back to it. Pheww!

Control 

From the makers of Quantum Break & Max Payne, Control is a time-control game, players will take the role of Jesse Faden, who becomes the new director of the “Bureau of Control. The trailer includes a lot of action on similar grounds at par with Quantum Break where we saw time control as a ability to counter your enemies & a lot of slo-mo shooting. Watch the trailer to find out more.

 

OnePlus Launches Asphalt Cup With Gameloft in India

OnePlus has tied up with leading game developers & publishers Gameloft to launch the Asphalt Cup in India where mobile gaming enthusiasts will join each other to come over one single platform & compete for a brimming prize prize pool of Rs. 12 Lacs.

Gamers will play the new Asphalt Airborne 8 & compete in end number of races to climb up the leaderboard for cash prizes & a chance to win the newly launched OnePlus 6.

During each of the four (4) TLEs of the competition, the participants accumulate ranking points which will ultimately determine the leaderboard rankings.

After the end of the cup the top positions will receive the following prizes.

  • Winner – INR 5 Lacs, OnePlus 6 & Bullet Wireless Earphones
  • Runner Up – INR 3 Lacs, OnePlus 6 & Bullet Wireless Earphones
  • 2nd Runner Up – INR 1 Lac, OnePlus 6 & Bullet Wireless Earphone

Along with cash prizes, players will receive in-game credits to redeem. (Approx value – 2 Crores)

“We are extremely delighted to work with OnePlus to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience to their users. This endeavour with OnePlus demonstrates our ability to generate special initiatives in our games with hyper-real graphics providing high engagement for end-users,” said Nitin Goel, Country Manager, Indian-subcontinent, Gameloft

The month long cup starting from 13th June till 8 July is for all the mobile-gaming enthusiasts, divided between 4 TLE’s (Time Limited Events)

  1. 13th – 17th June
  2. 20th – 24th June
  3. 24th June – 1st July
  4. 4th – 8th July

How to Participate?

*Minimum 13 years of Age.

Register Here – http://asphaltcup.in/

1. Download Asphalt 8: Airborne game from your platform store. The game is available on Google Play. App Store and Microsoft Windows.

2. Tap on the events tab in the main menu. Click on ‘OnePlus Asphalt Cup’ Event.

3. Select the ‘OnePlus Asphalt Cup’ and choose your car and booster.

4. Play the race and beat other users. You can play unlimited times to improve your rankings on the leaderboard!

Competition Rules & more can be found here – http://asphaltcup.in/assets/asphalt_cup_tnc.pdf