KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s leading ICT services provider, has launched Pakistan’s first online gaming service, ‘Pakistan Gaming Lounge – (PGL)’ with a live pro-gaming event for the twin cities at Centaurus Mall.
The first of many, the two-day event featured an overwhelming number of young gaming aficionados, drawn in by a chance to play network games and win exciting prizes.
This premier online gaming event was aimed at providing computer gaming enthusiasts a first-hand experience of PGL’s superfast gaming servers geared at promoting multi-player networked gaming within the country. Set up for the nation’s tech savvy youth, the launch successfully introduced yet another engaging platform for such community-based and creative online activities by PTCL.
Adnan Shahid, Chief Commercial Officer PTCL said “Positive entertainment and sporting activities such as online gaming is imperative for the development of our youth.” He further added that “PTCL is striving to create a better tomorrow for the country’s youth by connecting them with the international information highway, inculcating a sense of greater competiveness across a global platform. Hence, we have made our PGL platform open and accessible for all”
The first of its kind, Pakistan Gaming Lounge – (PGL) comprises of dedicated multiplayer game servers focusing on hard core gaming and eSports. Hosted at PTCL’s state of the art data centres, PGL’s servers are geared towards providing a lag free gaming experience for highly popular computer games such as Counter-Strike, Call of Duty and Minecraft and many other popular gaming titles.
The competition presented an exciting opportunity to help boost the profile of Pakistan’s burgeoning gaming community, providing a unique and integrated platform for the gaming community to socialize and compete on. Open to all, it was aimed at creating greater awareness for online gaming in the Pakistan and a chance for young gamers to participate in a growing and increasingly popular global trend.
Featuring intense rivalries, the event witnessed a highly contested tournament amongst the twin cities’ top gamers. Zaki Nasir took the top prize for the Counter-Strike tournament on Saturday, followed by Umair ul Bari who scored top position in the Modern Warfare tournament held on Sunday. With similar events planned for Lahore and Karachi in the coming months, all gaming enthusiasts can register themselves on www.gaminglounge.pk to fully experience this pioneering Online multi-player networked gaming platform.