Cobx Gaming, announces Cobx Masters 2018 Phase II, the International Esports Tournament in India to be held from 1-3 March 2019. This is the second leg of the Cobx Masters 2018 announced earlier this year, the phase one of which was held during the summer across 10 cities in India.
Commenting on this announcement Cobx Gaming founder Rajdip Gupta said, “Cobx has always strived towards the growth of esports in India, providing a platform to young talented players who want to pursue their passion. Cobx Masters 2018 is the realisation of that vision and we plan on continuing to grow the community in India and South Asia going forward. This event marks a stepping-stone towards many more milestones Cobx aims to achieve. With the aim to present esports for everyone, we want to lay the foundation by lighting the torch for similar international events to call South Asia their home.”
The tournament will have a massive prize pool of USD 200,000 which has been increased since its early announcement and will be split equally across two titles; Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The structure of the tournament and the other details will be revealed later.
“At Cobx, we have always pushed the limits of what’s possible. For years, it has been the dream of every Indian esports gamer to have international events of this scale in India. With our production of Cobx Masters 2018, we are confident about raising the bar for future international esports events. We also foresee brands getting more serious about esports in India and South Asia, and expect exponential growth to the global phenomenon it already is”, said Cobx Gaming CEO Mujahid Rupani.
An event of such stature and prestige is expected to boost esports in South Asia and at the same time put India on the global esports map on the ever-growing industry.