Techno India University West Bengal organized 4 days E-Gaming Event, “Ticket to Gaming -
Gaming Convention” from 31st August - 3rd September 2021, with a vision to enlighten the
Gamers. The prime focus of this event was learning about various topics including Playing vs Making Games: Insights to the industry, Making games for a living, Art, Science and Gaming, Design Workshop, Panel discussion with Partners and Streamers from the Indian Esports Community along with Live Gaming Competition, and many more in the span of 4 days.
The Games for the Live Gaming Competition were Battlegrounds Mobile India(BGMI) for
mobile which was to be a Squad Battle Royale tournament and Valorant for PC which was a
Solo Deathmatch tournament.
The event was done in collaboration by teams from Rooter, Ecole-intuit lab and Techno- preneurs Surrogate Ventures. 30th August 2021The Qualification round for the BGMI tournament was played on this day, we started with 160 squads which were divided into 8 groups so we had 8 matches. The top 10 squads in each group progressed into the next round.
31st August 2021The day started with the Inauguration Ceremony at 11 AM where we were joined by Ms Pauline Laravoire, Mr Ravi Ranjan and Mr Meghdut Roy Chowdhury who shared a wonderful message to start the event.
The next event was “Panel discussion on Playing vs Making Games: Insights to the
industry” from 11:30 AM. The panelists for this event were Mr Aritra Mukherji (CG Generalist
at Zebu, Ex-Trainer Unity Technologies) and Mr Gourab Das (Co-founder Gamergeist, Key role
in organizing big-ticketed eSports events for Rooter. The session was moderated by Maumita Sengupta.
The next event was the BGMI quarter-finals, in which we had 80 teams divided into 4 groups. 4 matches would be played and the Top-10 squads of each group would move into the Semi Finals. The event was live-streamed on IIC Techno India Youtube page and Ticket to Gaming- BGMI on Rooter.Simultaneously, Round 1 of VALORANT was also organised during the same time. We started with approximately 120 players, who were divided into 12 groups of 10 players each. The top 5 players in each group would move on to Round 2.This event was also live-streamed on IIC Techno India Youtube Page and Ticket to Gaming-Valorant on Rooter.1st September 2021The First session of the day was “Panel Discussion on Making Games for a Living” from 11:00 AM. The speakers for the event were Mr Piyush Kumar (Founder and CEO, Rooter) and Mr Vaibhav Chavan (Founder and CEO, Underdogs Gaming Pvt Ltd., AVGC 40 under 40, Public Speaker, Youtuber). The event was moderated by Maumita Sengupta.
Then we had the Semi-Finals of BGMI from 5 PM, we had about 40 Squads who were divided
into 2 groups. Each group had to play 2 matches and the Top 10 squads after 2 matches from each group, would move to the finals. This event was live-streamed on IIC Techno India Youtube Page and Ticket to Gaming- BGMI.
Simultaneously, We also had Valorant Round 2, where we had about 60 players, they were
divided into 6 groups, and the Top 10 from all groups combined would move into the final
round. This event was also live-streamed on IIC Techno India Youtube Page and Ticket to
Gaming- BGMI. 2nd September 2021
The first event of the day was “Arts, Science and Gaming” from 11 AM, which was managed
by the Ecole-Intuit-Lab team. The speakers of the event were Mr Yan Garin (Country Head
and Director, Ecole-Intuit-Lab) and Mr Anukul Kukade ( CEO Triodoxic Digital Studios and
Faculty-Ecole-Intuit-Lab). The session was moderated by Maumita Sengupta.
The next event was Design Workshop which was taken by Mr Vishal Kawji (Faculty- Game
Design Ecole-Intuit-Lab) and Mr Aaditya Panchal (Alumni, Game, Art and Design, Ecole-Intuit-Lab).
Up next was The Finals of BGMI, we had about 20 teams left, they played 3 matches and
subsequently the tournament was won by team RTS esports with team Exile esports in 2nd
Position and team Uchiha in 3rd Position. The event was live-streamed on IIC Techno India
Youtube Page and Rooter where we had a total of 4506 viewers.
Simultaneously, the Finals of Valorant was also organized at the same time. The final round
was to be played between 10 players, there would be 6 matches and the Top 3 players would be chosen on the basis of performance in all of the 6 matches. This event was also live-
streamed on IIC Techno India Youtube Page and Ticket to Gaming- Valorant on Rooter
where we had a total of 1860 viewers.
3rd September 2021The final session of the event was “Panel Discussion with Partners and streamers from the Indian Esports Community” from 11:00 AM. The panelists for the event were Mr Nikhil Malankar (Founder and CEO of GameEon Studios, Youtuber with 85k+ subscribers, Author of 2 books on Game Development.) and Mr Chitradip Sarkar (Esports Professional). The session was moderated by Maumita Sengupta.