Bangaloreans are playing games that offer a mix of sports, virtual reality and entertainment
LXG-League of Extraordinary Gamers is one of the first and biggest esports arenas in India that was established in August 2013. The center has a variety of games across multiple genres available at the cafe. Gamers can experience all the top esports titles like DOTA 2, CS:GO, PUBG, PUBG Lite, League of Legends, Apex, Legends, Call of Duty Modern Warfare etc on the PCs. On the PS4s gamers can play all the new AAA titles like Need for Speed: Heat, The Outer Worlds, Borderlands 3, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Death stranding as well as all the latest popular sports titles WWE 2K20, NBA 2K20, FIFA 2K20 and others. From the state-of-the-art PC’s with top gaming peripherals to their own gaming chair to providing the best gaming ambience this is where you see it all. Wallet: packages starting from INR 100 per hour to 10 hours package for INR 700. Address: #15, Ground Floor, 12th Cross, HAL II Stage, Domlur, Double Road, Indiranagar. Phone: 080 4951 5888.
Hanusha E-sports the largest E-sports cafe in India is spread over 7000 sq ft used for providing a professional E-sports gaming experience to the gamers in Bangalor. Games for PC, Virtual reality and console games like Counterstrike: GO, Dota2, League of legends, Pub-G, Apex legends, world of warcraft and the like are available. Being the largest E-sports cafe in India, they are one of the only four platinum E-sports lounges in India they have an E-sports tournament stage, streaming and casting room and VIP rooms for teams to practice and 100 gaming computers for everyone to have a fun time. Wallet: Rs 90 an hour for gaming and Rs 100 an hour for gaming on the higher end PC. Address: 1st Floor, Hanusha E-sports, 963, 12th Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar. Phone: 9916171801.
SMAAASH is the place that merges sports, virtual reality, music and dining into an innovative and immersive experience for the entire family. The space is known for sports simulation technology and proprietary gamification technologies like its unique twilight bowling zone, motor racing and bike racing simulators. A virtual reality led entertainment gaming center, head mounted displays are used to produce games such as Walk the Plank, Finger Coaster and the like. Wallet: Rs 50 onwards. Address: 1MG Mall. Phone: 9844552175
Clan Gaming Cafe touted as the city’s first dedicated eSports hub aims to create a community and culture that takes eSports to the next level. With a 3000 sq ft near Hennur Cross, CLAN Gaming Lounge has 20+ tournament-spec computers, tree PlayStation4 consoles, streaming zone, state-of-the-art cafe and a specialised tournament viewing room. Started by passionate gamers, the center has been designed to give gamers an amazing experience courtesy the facilities. To ensure that the guests have a seamless gaming experience, the center has high speed Internet that allows you to focus on winning the game. Wallet: Rs 60 per hour Address: 2nd Floor, Mathrushree Complex, Hennur Village Rd, Maruthi Layout, HBR Layout 4th Block, Near Kammanahalli.
This story first appeared in Bangalore Mirror dated Feb 3, 2020 here: