Leading gaming portal Games2win has launched a talent platform called Temple of 7 for all gamers. The Temple of 7 or T7 is a team of professional gamers who’ve been exclusively signed up by Games2win to compete in all key gaming tournaments in the country and abroad, and compete with some of the best national and international teams.
T7's initial team comprises leading gamers, and the venture will strive to showcase the country’s best gaming talents by enlisting new members. It has identified ‘Counter Strike’ by Valve Corporation and 'Need for Speed' by Electronic Arts as the two most popular online games in the country.
The initial members of the T7 in the Counter Strike category include Mikhail Mehra (winner of World Game Masters Tournament 2006, India), Ben Verghese (winner of World Cyber Games 2006, India), Amar Ratnam (winner of Electronic Sports World Cup), Ritesh Shah (winner of Kode5 2006 India), and Hasnain Sayed (winner of Reliance Game Box 2007).
Dhruv Mody and Arun Singh Ravi are some of the other team members from the Need for Speed category.
Games2win.com Founder and CEO Alok Kejriwal said, “There are talent platforms for all kinds of professionals in the country and given the momentum that gaming is picking up, we believe the time is right to create a gaming talent platform. Youth who are passionate about gaming must have their expertise and energy channelised into the right direction and the Temple of 7 will help them do that. We’ll provide training, equipment, travel and board for tournaments and also make sure our gamers are well represented to corporates for sponsorships and endorsements.”
The T7 team have special gaming gear and T-shirts that has been designed for them, including a logo that’s representative of the youth culture of today.