Hyderabad: Designs graphics processing firm NVIDIA hosted their fifth version of Gamer Connect 2017 in Hyderabad at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium which witnessed more than 2400 gaming enthusiasts on the first day of the event, said a statement. Gamer Connect event from NVIDIA gives audiences an opportunity to experience the latest in PC gaming technology. In addition to Hyderabad, this year, this event has alrqeady been held in four cities – Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Lucknow.
“Gamer Connect is NVIDIA’s platform for the Indian gaming community to bond, interact and explore new avenues in gaming and simultaneously experience the latest technologies introduced to PC gaming. Over the past years, we have conducted more than 150 events across 20 cities which have helped us connect with more than 10,000 gamers. There are 15M PC gamers in India out of which 1M are in Telangana and the number has a potential to go up to 2.5M, thanks to the recently launched world-class facility, IMAGE Tower. We hope to have more of such collaboration in future to develop the gaming community in India,” said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, NVIDIA during the event.
Out of the 35 million people who are actively talking about PC and console gaming on social media platforms, we have 15 million gamers who are currently playing on it. While Telangana market has a potential of more than 200 gaming cafes, there are only 20-30 decent gaming cafes, said NVIDIA.
“Government has identified animation, visual effects and gaming as a key growth engine for tech exports and employment generation. Hyderabad is already employing close to 30,000 people which include 100 animation and gaming companies, 2D and 3D studios,” said Telangana IT Minster, K. T. Rama Rao.
He also informed that state government has recently laid the foundation for a world-class facility for the gaming sector, known as the IMAGE Tower (Innovation in Multimedia, Animation, Gaming & Entertainment).
At the event, NVIDIA showcased GeForce GTX graphic cards featuring the latest Pascal architecture. The participants experienced technologies like Virtual Reality and 4K that are driving increasingly immersive gaming experiences.
LG showcased its Gaming Monitor line-up including the top of line 21:9 Curved Ultrawide monitors with G-Sync technology and the 2018 line-up in an exclusive preview. Technology showcase included models with G-Sync, 240Hz refresh rate and 4K Displays with HDR 10. Also on exhibition were Dell’s latest laptops packed with the GeForce GTX 10-series. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 and 1050 GPUs have accelerated the growth of PC gaming by delivering the best in both efficiency and performance. The new GTX 10-Series GPUs for notebooks deliver up to 75 percent more performance over previous generation architectures.
NVIDIA said that it was looking to build a series of initiatives focused on fueling the growth of India’s gaming community. Gamer Connect is NVIDIA’s flagship community event in partnership with Dell, LG, Zotac and HyperX that is conducted every year in multiple cities to bring gamers together to experience the latest developments in gaming technologies. Gamer Connect started in 2015 as a small format event has evolved into mega format connecting to tens of thousands of gamers across the country.