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MTS India to launch PC-based online video gaming platform GameGod

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MTS India (Sistema Shyam Teleservices ) is readying to enter the PC-based online gaming business, looking to increase the contribution of its non-voice revenues (includes data and VAS) to 50% from the current 38.56%, reports The Economic Times.

The company is expected to launch a multiplayer, online video gaming platform called GameGod, with Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Dota 2 as the first two games on offer. Two GameGod kits are expected to be launched in India soon, one with MTS Ultra data card bundled with it and will be available only in the nine regions MTS operates CDMA-based mobile services.

While the report says that MTS is planning to host gaming tournaments, we found a Facebook page for GameGod tournaments, using Steam, held weekly in July this year, organized by NODWIN Gaming. The top prize per week was Rs 30,000, and an additional Rs 10,000 if one of the team was using an MTS Dongle. Details here.

We’re not sure if MTS still has that other GoD service: Games on Demand, from Indiagames. The page is still live, though.

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Servers in India

MTS is also expected to set up dedicated servers for the platform in Delhi, a move that it says will reduce latency and improve transmission time, which is important for interactive, real-time gaming. However, we wonder what the experience will be like over wireless, as compared to a wireline network.

MTS India’s data push: Last month, MTS India had reduced data plan charges for its MBlaze dongles by up to 33%. The company had said the slashed prices would be persisted with for at least a quarter, after which it would be evaluated again. These offers had been rolled out across all 9 circles where MTS provides data services – Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata, West Bengal and UP West.

Also Read: Delhi Court: Online Games Involving Real Money Are Illegal; Online vs Physical Gaming

(with inputs from Nikhil Pahwa)

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