21st September, 2015 (Mumbai): e-xpress Interactive Software Pvt Ltd, a leading distributor of game software in India in association with Games The Shop, a leading game retailer and with the presence of Indian Super League’s Mumbai City FC team successfully settled the first qualifier of PES League – Road To Milan in Mumbai.
Mr Aniruddh Joshi won the PES league Road To Milan qualifier beating fierce competition and won a sum of ? 25,000, while, Mr Ritesh Mukherjee finished, as the first runner up and won
? 10,000 whereas Mr Rohit Thakur earned the 2nd runner up title and received ? 5,000.
The event proved to be a huge success as it attracted more than 70 players and much larger audience. While most of the players were from Mumbai, some came to participate from cities like Ahmedabad, Delhi and Pune.
Mumbai City Football Club players, which is the popular football franchise of Indian Super league in Mumbai; were also present to support their personal favourite soccer game – PES 2016. The players interacted with fans and spoke about their experiences of playing PES 2016-football video game. Speaking with excitement, Sunil Chhetri, Indian Football Team Captain, who also represents Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League said, “Pro Evolution Soccer game has set benchmarks in the football game series every year. We love playing PES Game as it helps, professionals like us to improve our skills. Konami has done a great job by getting the utter realism in the game for the players. We felt extremely fascinated to be here with the crowd and we look forward to see more PES Leagues in the near future”
While announcing the winner, Mr Anand Khemani, Co-Founder of express Interactive Software Pvt Ltd said, “It is really a wonderful opportunity for the Gaming Industry as a whole where even India is getting seats internationally to showcase the talent. With e-sports getting recognised as the next sport, Indian gaming will soon a huge industry by the 2018-19; and will even grow further with more championship leagues like this”
The gamers and visitors at the event also got a chance to get the hands on experience on the PES 2016 video game.
Pro Evolution is now available in India for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
The game can be purchased from leading retailers, both online and offline. The game is priced at ? 2,999 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, ? 2,499 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and ? 999 for PC. The Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’s Anniversary Edition is priced at ? 3,499 for PlayStation 4 and ? 2,999 for PlayStation 3.