The 10th anniversary of the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup brought forth talented female gamers at the same platform with their male counterparts.
The Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup (TEGC) 2023 recently announced the winners of its 10th-anniversary event at Ambience Mall in Gurgaon. Legacy Esports and Gods Reign won prizes for 'Counter Strike 2' and GodLike Esports and TWOB won for 'Call of Duty Mobile'.
This year's event also saw a groundbreaking competition exclusively designed for India's top female gamers. The event featured a special match of CS 2 between two female gamer teams. The competition was dedicated to showcasing the remarkable talents of women in the world of esports, making a profound statement about inclusivity and diversity within the gaming community.
The qualifiers of the cup took place from Sept 28 to Oct 22. This year's championship also received substantial support from leading Taiwanese brands, known for their excellence in gaming and lifestyle products. This includes brands like AIFA, Annie’s Way, AORUS, AROMASE, CyberPower, D-Link, dc Mask, Derma Angel, G. Skill, In Win, IPEVO, MSI, Predator, Republic of Gamers, Thermaltake, TOKUYO, Transcend, VICTOR, XPG, Zowie and Zyxel, among others.
The prize distribution ceremony saw presence of noted influencers of the gaming industry, namely, Snax and Krutika. Several live performances and immersive experience in the form of exploration of the exciting worlds of gaming and innovation was also in the offing for the attendees.
Onsite, visitors also experienced the meticulously crafted battle royale game 'Raider SIX' by Starlight Gaming, a Softstar Entertainment company from Taiwan. Attendees also got the chance to interact with the prominent names of the gaming world, and experience the various Taiwanese products on display.
Over the past decade, TEGC has become a cornerstone in the Indian esports landscape, firmly establishing itself as a pioneering force in the nation's thriving esports arena. The annual event experiences a significant increase in participant numbers each year. In its inaugural edition, there were approximately 565 participants. However, the 10th edition, witnessed an impressive turnout with over 27,789 participants.
Estela Chen, Executive Director, Economic Division, Taipei Economic & Culture Center – India, shared about TEGC’s journey in India. She said, "TEGC has been a transformative force in India's esports landscape. Over the past decade, we have witnessed a remarkable journey of growth, excellence, and inclusivity. We are proud to have played a pivotal role in shaping India's dynamic esports scene, fostering the talents of aspiring gamers and we look forward to a promising future, where TEGC continues to inspire, innovate, and elevate the world of gaming in India. Taiwan Excellence will keep introducing the Best Made in Taiwan to India to aid cooperation in all areas between the two nations."
TEGC has been the launching pad for many of India's beloved esports champions, these talents have not only emerged from TEGC but have also made significant strides in a multitude of national and international esports tournaments.