Sunday, July 3, 2022

Valley’s Maiden Virtual Gaming Arena Comes Up in Lal Chowk

Srinagar: A first of its kind e-Sports gaming center is now in the city with host of games that the kids and even adults can play under one roof at the Pavilion Gaming Center at Maulana Azad Road in city centre Lal Chowk.

The facility has been established on 4000 square feet by two young entrepreneurs Adnan Shah and Aqib Chaya, offering a high-end 30 gaming experiences on PC and Console and alternative experiences like Bowling Alley, Arcade Games, Crazy Waters, Racing Simulators, and 360 degree Wireless Virtual Reality room.

The Multi Crore gaming Center has been a dream project of the two entrepreneurs who had successfully established their name in apparel, fashion and hospitality sector.

“It was my dream project and finally we have inaugurated it today,” says Adnan.

He reckons the eSports gaming center will help kids arrest boredom from closure of schools and take them off the cellphones.

“For the past several years, kids are at home and don’t have school where they would play with other kids. They are now heavily addicted to gaming on cell phones which is a dangerous trend,” says Adnan.

The eSports center, as per Adnan, will help children Involve in physical collaboration, strategic thinking and sportsmanship.

The development of those skills would increase kid’s self-confidence, which will lead to better academic outcomes.

The Pavilion Gaming Center provides RFID technology based cards to the visitors to play the games. The cards are available from Rs 200 and exciting offers are available at higher denomination cards.

Aqib Chaya, another partner in the venture said this is the first such facility in the Valley which offers plethora of gaming opportunities for the kids.

Aqib Chaya said they researched well to bring parent-approved games that would primarily help kids to be happy and be played in moderation to develop in educational, social, and physical ways.

“With the help of these games, children can decrease screen times and remain involved with other kids which is the need of the hour during the times when schools are off,” says Aqib.

On the inaugural day today, hundreds of the kids along with their parents turned up to enjoy the games and expressed happiness at such a facility which otherwise they would enjoy only outside J&K. (GNS)

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