PTCL showcases first online gaming event in Karachi

Karachi: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s leading ICT services provider, showcased Pakistan’s first online gaming service, ‘Pakistan Gaming Lounge – (PGL)’ with a live pro-gaming event at Dolmen Mall, Karachi . Following the success of similar events held in Lahore and Islamabad, the two-day event featured an overwhelming number of young gaming fans, drawn in by a chance to compete for numerous cash prizes. ‎

A testament to the growing popularity of eSports, the event was aimed at providing computer gaming enthusiasts first-hand experience of PGL’s superfast game servers. Geared towards promoting broadband hardcore gaming in the country, there were numerous surprise lucky draws with gifts, souvenirs as well as various game tournaments. With an overwhelming response from the city’s tech-savvy youth, the event successfully introduced yet another engaging platform for community-based gaming and creative online activities by PTCL.

Aasif Inam, EVP Product & Pricing PTCL said, “PTCL is leading the charge in supporting the development of eSports in the country.” He added, “Such activities are held to ensure that the country’s youth remain at par with the rest of the world when it comes to the most cutting edge ICT services.”

The live eSports competition presented an exciting opportunity to help boost the profile of Pakistan’s growing gaming community, providing a unique and integrated platform for the gaming community to socialize and compete on. Featuring intense rivalries, the event witnessed a highly contested tournament amongst Karachi’s top PC gamers which also included a CSGO top player team taking the top prize for the Counter-Strike Global Offensive competition, followed by Daniyal Imran who scored top position in the Call of Duty tournament.

The first of its kind, Pakistan Gaming Lounge – (PGL) ( comprises of dedicated multiplayer game servers focusing on hard core gaming and eSports. Hosted at PTCL’s state-of-the-art data centres, PGL’s online servers provide a lag-free gaming experience for various online games. As a result gamers from across the country can access low latency servers from any computer with an internet connection, greatly reducing the need for LAN networks and other far-flung high latency servers.

PGL is available for users wanting to play and test their skills against both their friends and other users across the country’s expanding gaming community. Currently available game servers include Counter Strike Series, Call of Duty Series, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, GTA San Andreas Multiplayer, Just Cause 2, Rust, Netplay Arcade Games and many more catering to various tastes and styles of game-play.‎

Gamers can register, login and play these and more exciting games on to fully experience this pioneering eSports platform.