Yakshas team wins eSports championship

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Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Team Yakshas has emerged winners of the first edition of “U Cypher”, a multi-platform eSports championship.

The 14-member team defeated the Sherdils in a thrilling match to win the title.

Kicked off as an intense month-long championship on MTV, the “U Cypher” finale was a special 90-minute episode that witnessed the two teams battling it out. Along with the title, the winning team also won a prize money of Rs 51 lakh.

The teams indulged in games like ‘DOTA 2’ and ‘CS: GO’ on computer, ‘Real Cricket 2017’ on mobile and ‘Tekken 7’ on PS4.

In the overall standings, Yakshas and Sherdils were followed by the Marksmen and Akramaks in third and fourth place, respectively, read a statement.

Vivek “Acrid” Gore, Yakshas’ captain, said: “It’s a dream come true to win one of the biggest eSports tournaments in India. ‘U Cypher’ has been a life-altering moment for all of us. The championship was very well organised and felt like an international tournament.”

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Ronnie Screwvala, Founder, U Sports, said: “Our endeavour was to give talented young eSports athletes an audience with the country and raise awareness for eSports to be recognised as a sports discipline.”

–IANS

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