The world of Esports has taken its own time to build up into the platform it is today within India. It’s still nascent, but opportunities, communities and the appreciation for it as a way of life is definitely on the rise, thanks to the advancements made in the tech sphere. To promote the growth of the PC Gaming industry, HP India has announced a fascinating scholarship at the Omen FanFest 2020 which offers a range of exciting opportunities for the winner.
The ‘esports Gold Quest’ scholarship is open to Indian applicants aged between 16-20 and will begin in January 2021 with the final selections in June 2021. Three Indian talents will be selected and will be offered an annual scholarship of Rs. 12 lakhs each, which will also include a full esports kit from Omen, a monthly salary of Rs. 50,000 each and the opportunity to train abroad.
The winners will also gain an invaluable interaction with prominent esports athletes, pioneers, and more. Expert mentoring will surely lead the selected gamers in becoming much more acquainted with the knowledge to not only further their skills and potential but also how to traverse the business and other aspects of the industry.
Ketan Patel – Managing Director, HP India Market said, “Indian talent has the potential to compete with the best in the globe. As a market leader, we are working towards making the gaming ecosystem more inclusive for everyone, fuelling the passion in gaming, and providing a launch pad for budding esports talent in the country. The scholarship program announced today in is in line with our philosophy of ‘Play to Progress’ and we hope to see champions at the world stage from India soon.”
This is a great opportunity for the young gamers and also, a wonderful initiative by HP India. Such scholarships are needed to diversify and promote talent in gaming.