Games2win India has recently announced the launch of the
‘Temple of 7’- a unique talent platform for all gamers in India.
AnimationXpress' Money Sharma spoke to Alok Kejriwal,
CEO of Games2win to know more about T7. Excerpts...
is the idea behind launching T7?
becoming a passion with the youth nowadays. With gaming becoming a
rage, parents are worried about their children getting addicted to
it. By providing a platform such as T7 where gamers actually make
money by playing gameswe, want to encourage the youth as well as
create a talent pool for the growing industry.
also get the brands to sponsor the gamers and gaming events launched
by us. The gamers who are professionally in this field can be a part
of the team. These gamers have the option of later on joining
companies like Games2win as game designers, programmers and the
was the criteria to select the gamers?
The gamers who have
been chosen are winners of various gaming tournaments in India. The
team includes Mikhail Mehra - Winner of World Game Masters
Tournament 2006 India, Ben Varghese - Winner of World Cyber Games
2006 India, Amar Ratnam - Winner of Electronic Sports World Cup,
Ritesh Shah - Winner of Kode 5 2006 India, Hasnain Sayed - Winner of
Reliance Game Box 2007, Dhruv Mody- World Cyber Games 2005
International final 16, Arun Singh Ravi- World Cyber Games 2006
India, Electronic Sports World Cup 2006.
will the revenue model be for the team members of
We have inked a deal with the gamers. They will be
provided a regular salary on monthly basis and several chances to
participate in different tournaments accross the globe. In addition
to this the prize of the tournament will also be part of the reward.
But whatever the revenue they will earn from sponsorships and
advertisers, we will have a share from it. Moreover, it's our
responsibility to get sponsorships and advertisement for the
plan for the expansion of T7?
Currently, we have made a team
of seven gamers. Depending on the opportunities, the team size will
Which tournaments will T7 participate in?
participate in games across India and world and will be funded by
Games2win. As online tournaments are very common nowadays, we are
trying to focus on offline tournaments where a whole team can
participate. In the initial stage, online tournaments are good to
will the members of the team be divided to participate in each
tournament? Is it going to be an entirely team centered effort or
will there be individual participation as well?
Team work is
of course significant. Depending on the programme schedule and the
criteria of tournament, will the team members
does one join T7?
Our website will be functional in a short
time where all the details regarding participation and our plans
will be mentioned. Additionally, we will have professional trainers
and mentors who will train the gamers. Our basic requirement of
those wanting to join is a "Passion for gaming".
- Money Sharma