Thrilling Pune finale of Cobx Masters, bringing national spotlight to the winners

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June 7, 2018 proved to be a day of triumph for teams, ROGTitans and MAG.Pune.Five as they emerged victorious against teams GGWellPlayed and Team NSK respectively in their Dota 2 & CS: GO finals in the Pune Finale of Cobx Masters 2018: Phase I. The tournament, the first of its kind in Indian esports tournament, saw the winners taking home trophies and a cheque of Rs. 30,000/- each, along with Cobx merchandise. The runners-up were rewarded with Rs. 20,000/- each. The finale was hosted at MAG Café in Kondhwa and saw an enthusiastic participation from both, players and gaming enthusiasts.

After competing through online stage and winning the semi-finals, Team ROGTitans and Team GGWellPlayed of Dota 2 and Team NSK and Team MAG.Pune.Five of CS: GO qualified for the Phase I Pune Finale, a day, the city’s gamers were keenly looking forward to as it’s one of the top tournaments in the country. The thrilling finale started at 3 PM, and amidst immense excitement, saw Team ROGTitans rising to the champion position in the Dota 2 finale, while Team MAG.Pune.Five took the conquering position in the CS: GO finale. Teams GGWellPlayed and Team NSK took the runners-up positions. The victorious teams now qualify for Phase II.

Sharing his thoughts, Darshan ‘A35’ Bata of Team ROGTitans, Dota 2 said, “This day has been a memorable day for us as we have qualified for the second phase of India’s biggest gaming tournament. So far, we have participated in smaller, local tournaments that didn’t come with the national and international exposure that Cobx Masters comes with. We are so thankful that we finally have an international level tournament being organised in India. From here, we plan to only look ahead. Our focus is now to win the tournament title.”

While Roshan ‘RSN’ Poojari of Team MAG.Pune.Five, CS: GO said, “All this while, we played CS: GO for fun, but with the level of professionalism in Cobx Masters, we are driven to pursue it as a career, like thousands of gamers around the world. With this win, we feel we have already taken the first step. Our dream is to represent India in international tournaments and our journey has just begun.”

With the successful conclusion of Phase I in Pune, the expectations and excitement among the gaming enthusiasts have skyrocketed. All eyes are now on the remaining part of Phase I, which is sure to up the level of the games by several notches, with the best teams in contention. Cobx promises its community several more of these exciting days that will give India a taste of world-class gaming tournaments.