GeForce Cup Esports Competition to Kick Off in Asia’s Largest iCafe Network
GeForce Cup, the pinnacle of NVIDIA-owned esports competitions, will kick off next month in GeForce®-certified iCafes across the Asia-Pacific region.
NVIDIA launched the first GeForce-certified iCafe in 2015 to deliver the ultimate GeForce gaming experience to iCafe customers. Since 2018, the number of GeForce-certified iCafes in operation has doubled to 1,000, with recently opened iCafes spread across Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam.
RTX. IT’S ON.
Following the launch of the GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs, Platinum-certified iCafes are converting to GeForce. Powered by the new NVIDIA® Turing™ GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX™ platform, RTX graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence and programmable shading – enabling a whole new gaming experience. Numerous GeForce-certified iCafes in Australia, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam have already added the latest GeForce RTX GPUs to their armory.
GeForce Cup Pacific Starts in October
GeForce Cup Pacific by NVIDIA and Colorful will kick off in October and feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) battles in Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As the successor to the highly popular GeForce Xtreme Tournament (GEXT), GeForce Cup Pacific is expected to draw thousands of gamers from the region, with winners taking home more than US$20,000 in prizes from the regional finals in January, 2020.
“The stunning growth of the number of GeForce-certified iCafes is a reflection of the vibrancy of the gaming community and the ultimate PC experience that gamers enjoy with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in Asia,” said Raymond Teh, vice president of sales and marketing for APAC at NVIDIA. “GeForce Cup Pacific will take regional gamers to another level. The tournament will be streamed live to allow gamers and esports enthusiasts around the world to follow the development online.”
“The cooperation with Colorful and NVIDIA in 2018 was a great success and Colorful is thrilled to join GeForce Cup again in 2019. We dedicate to build a great platform for esports qualifiers, to help them become professional esports players and win pride and honor. On behalf of Colorful Group, I give my best wishes to GeForce Cup to achieve success again in 2019!” said Mr. Wan Shan, CEO of Colorful Technology.