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Pakistan’s largest gaming tournament ‘GameBird Game Fest’ concludes in Lahore

LAHORE:January 28, 2019: Pakistan’s biggest gaming tournament ‘GameBird Game
Fest 2018’ has concluded in Lahore with 7 teams from across Pakistan emerging
victorious and taking home a total of PKR 5 million in prize money. The tournament was
sponsored by Telenor Pakistan as part of its efforts to strengthen the local gaming
Gaming enthusiasts from across Pakistan participated in the tournament. After the initial
online and city-level qualifiers, the shortlisted players travelled to Lahore for the final
showdown to play four PC and three mobile games: CS:GO, DOTA 2, Fortnite, PUBG,
PUBG Mobile, Clash Royale, and Asphalt 9. Apart from the main tournament, there
were different console, arcade and mobile gaming competitions for various participants.
The entire tournament was broadcast live for 50 days via Gamebird’s YouTube and
Facebook channels.

Telenor’s GameBird is Pakistan’s first ever gaming platform to connect developers and
gaming enthusiasts and help boost and revitalize the gaming ecosystem of the country.
In order to further develop this sector, Telenor has become the first telecom operator in
Pakistan that provides easy access to content through Google’s Direct Carrier Billing
(DCB). Through DCB, customers can buy apps and make in-app purchases using their
Telenor Mobile balance and continue to enjoy premium services.

“Congratulations to all victorious teams for winning at Pakistan's largest PC gaming
tournament,” said Sardar Abubakr – Chief Digital & Strategy Officer at Telenor Pakistan.
“As staunch advocates of the growth of digital technology and innovation, Telenor
Pakistan has been nurturing local talent within the online gaming space. GameBird
previously also hosted Pakistan’s first online game summit last year. Through more of
such measures, we will continue supporting the growth of the Pakistani gaming
landscape by providing our youth with robust platforms to showcase their talent.”

Game Fest 2018 is the second installment of future gaming tournaments that GameBird
is to organize in the country. The first gaming tournament by GameBird was ‘GameBird
Lan Clan’ that took place in July 2018. GameBird is an e-Sports platform for gamers
and gaming app developers in Pakistan. The platform hosts events, tournaments,
broadcasts, and provides reviews and plays of different games. GameBird is geared for
more initiatives in mobile & PC gaming (tournaments, community meet-ups, etc.) in the
near future.

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