PUBG makes its official debut in IIT Roorkee annual sports festival

first_imgPopular online game PUBG has officially made its debut at the annual sports festival of IIT-Roorkee, where students, especially girls, are enthusiastic and say they want to break the myth of it being a “male-dominated game”.With PUBG, games like Counter-strike, NFS were also includedThe event also includes online games such as Counter-Strike, NFS, and indoor games like foosball, chess, and carom. Outdoor sports like football, basketball, badminton are also drawing participants’ attention during ‘Exuberance’, the annual fest organised by the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee’s Department of Management Studies (DoMS).”My brother introduced me to the game of PUBG. Now, I am myself a PUBG enthusiast. I was so thrilled when I got to know that this game is a part of the sports fest,” said Radhika, a first year MBA student and a participant of PUBG.”Based on the usual notion it is thought that PUBG is dominated by male players only. I wish to change this belief by giving a tough competition to other players. I am excited and I am going to play to the best of my abilities,” she added.Inclusion of PUBG will help cultivate skills of multitasking, teamworkTeachers also believe the inclusion of PUBG will help cultivate skills of multitasking, teamwork, focus and shrewd judgment.The sports fest is held within a month of the commencement of the new session and the event acts as an excellent ice-breaker for juniors and seniors in MBA, DoMS head M K Baruah said.”The plethora of events ensures that no student is devoid of the opportunity to display his sports skills. Hence, the aim of inculcating the competitive spirit in each and every student is successfully achieved,” he said.advertisementKeeping with the current trend, PUBG was introduced this yearHe said to keep up with the current trend and to acknowledge the varied interests of students, computer and mobile games like Counter-Strike and FIFA have been elementary parts of this fest since last few years.”However, this year a special buzz has been generated with the introduction of PUBG in ‘Exuberance’, which saw frenzied participation from both boys and girls equally. PUBG asserts on the cultivation of multitasking and teamwork skills. It also helps in enhancing the ability of focus and shrewd judgment,” Baruah added.The fest, being organized by the Sports Committee of DoMS, started on August 20 and will continue till August 28 at IIT, Roorkee.The free-to-play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has gained popularity among gamers in India. In the game, up to 100 players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed them.Read: Arun Jaitley remembered by SRCC college juniors, principalRead: UGC issues letter for universities to prepare for Fit India MovementRead: ICSI CS Professional result 2019 declared @ icsi.edu: How to checklast_img read more

Kovac laments lethargic Bayern

first_imgNiko Kovac was unimpressed with Bayern Munich’s lack of energy despite the Bundesliga champions thumping Mainz 6-1.Jean-Paul Boetius silenced the Allianz Arena on Saturday with the opening goal in the sixth minute.New arrivals Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Perisic were handed their first starts and the Croatia international set up Benjamin Pavard for the equaliser half an hour after Mainz’s opener.David Alaba’s stunner put Bayern in front, then Perisic scored a header before Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski and substitute Alphonso Davies secured an ultimately emphatic victory. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Kovac, though, was criticial of Bayern’s start despite collecting a first home win of the season after being held by Hertha Berlin in their opener.”We were too lethargic until the first cooling break,” Kovac told Bayern’s official club website.”We didn’t find a reply to Mainz’s aggression, we thought it would be easy. Then our passing was quicker, we lured our opponents into the centre and had good moves on the wings.”David Alaba’s goal before the break was crucial. It was over when we scored our fourth goal. We go into the two-week international break happy.”Alaba’s brilliant free-kick proved a key moment in the game and the Austria international agreed with Kovac’s assessment of the game.”We struggled to get into the game in the first 20 minutes; we weren’t aggressive enough, we weren’t quick enough,” Alaba added.”We also made a few mistakes, it’s difficult then. Mainz did a very good job. We got a grip after the first cooling break.”I’m proud to be part of this team. Everyone hits the gas in training, you can see everyone loves football. And when we put it into practice as a unit at the weekend it’s great of course.”The international break offers a chance for Mainz to regroup, with Sandro Schwarz’s side bottom of the table having conceded 12 goals in three games, scoring only twice.”There’s no point lamenting and creating unrest, not for us, not for the club,” said Mainz defender Alexander Hack. “We must keep going, we now have two weeks to question things and to work.”last_img read more