PTCL launches Pakistan’s first online gaming lounge
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 competitiveness 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 centers, 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.