AMD inaugurated the fourth edition of its flagship annual gaming tournament, GameOn in Hyderabad, at the HITEX Convention Center, on the sidelines of Comic Con today.
The event was inaugurated by Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary, Information Technology, Government of Telangana; Joel Reifman, Hyderabad U.S. Consul General, and Andrej Zdravkovic, Corporate Vice President, Software Development & Management, AMD.
Addressing the event, Jayesh Ranjan said, “The animation, gaming, VFX and multimedia industry in Hyderabad grew by 14 % last year in terms of the value of content developed and the number of people involved. This growth is the best in the country and its because of companies like AMD who serve as valuable brand ambassadors and motivate others to look at Hyderabad closely. The market is growing bigger as newer technology innovations and developments make the user experience exciting and enjoyable. AMD GameOn is a great showcase of the best technologies available for gaming enthusiasts. I hope the event will attract serious gamers as well as the public at large, to experience the best in gaming and explore career opportunities in game development”.
Sharing his views, Andrej Zdravkovic, Corporate Vice President, Software at AMD said, “GameOn reiterates AMD’s commitment to the PC gaming and esports industry at large in India. It’s unlike any other event, because it is hosted by our engineers. We want to bring leading edge gaming hardware and software developed by them, directly into the hands of general public, gamers and enthusiasts. Today over 400 million PC & Console users’ game on Radeon Graphics. We hope the visitors will get to experience the power of our innovative technology and understand how we are changing the landscape”.
GameOn 2019 saw over 56 teams and 600 individual gamers register to compete in gaming tournaments hosted over two days. The winners and participants stand the chance to win prizes up to INR 20 Lakhs. A raffle draw will be held on Oct 13 and one lucky attendee will get to take home, a powerful gaming rig built by AMD engineers using Ryzen ™ 7 3700X and the Radeon ™ RX 5700XT.
Visitors of GameOn can play the latest games and experience the best of gaming performance on rigs powered by the latest AMD Ryzen processors and AMD Radeon graphic cards. In addition to esports, fans will have access to 15+ PC game titles and latest VR games in the free play zone.
AMD GameOn also has a job centre where interested candidates can upload their resumes by scanning the QR code displayed at the booth. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to apply for exciting career opportunities at AMD.