South Asia’s leading esports company NODWIN Gaming today announced the first Valorant tournament under the Jazba campaign, supported by Riot Games, for Pakistan. Jazba is an umbrella banner that will have invitationals, tournaments and community-driven activities for a span of 6 months. The campaign boasts a massive prize pool of 2 million PKR. The registration for the first Jazba Cup tournament has gone live yesterday and will remain open till the 10th of November. 

Right after Riot launched game servers in Bahrain to service players in the Middle East and Pakistan, there was a huge surge in engagement and excitement in the region. Quickly after its release, Valorant made it to the charts as a fast-growing First Person Shooter (FPS) PC online game of 2020. This encouraged NODWIN Gaming South Asia to develop an extensive plan to kickstart Valorant esports for the Pakistan gaming community. 

“Valorant has hit the ball right out of the park with ease. There is an x-factor about this game that no other FPS has managed to crack. The servers in regions like Bahrain and Mumbai were set-up in no time, so that gives a massive boost to a huge gamer base in many countries. Our friends at Riot Games have done an exceptional job in laying the groundwork and now our plan is to bring in some key competitive experiences to players here. Pakistan is a vital point in our South Asia plans and Jazba is the first step towards that,” said Merlin Wiedeking, CEO, NODWIN International.

As a part of the Jazba campaign, the Jazba Cup will have tournaments open for the whole of Pakistan. There will be 6 tournaments spanning across a period of 6 months and each tournament will have a separate registration window. The teams can re-register and participate in multiple tournaments if they couldn’t make it to the top in one tournament.  

NODWIN Gaming aims at grassroots level development for Valorant in Pakistan with engaging community activities and tournaments. 

Matches of the first tournament will go live on 12th November and can be watched on NODWIN Gaming South Asia YouTube channel. 

Head on to the website for more details and follow the social handles to get all the updates on the Jazba Cup.

ABOUT NODWIN Gaming:

NODWIN Gaming, South Asia's leading esports company, is an independent subsidiary of mobile gaming company Nazara Technologies. Formed in 2015, the India based company has since produced over 10,000 hours of gaming content, has been watched by over 100 million+ viewers and organized 100+ gaming and esports events. 

Through its strategic partnerships with global publishers and partners including ESL, Valve, and Blizzard, NODWIN Gaming has introduced Indians to some of the best global experiences such as DreamHack, The India esports Premiership, Gaming merchandise, Gaming influencer management services.

NODWIN actively works with media broadcasters on offering Media Rights for its national and global properties for broadcast. 

NODWIN Gaming builds and operates its own esports IPs and currently operates in India, the Middle East and South Africa.