Virtusa launches LAN Challenge | Sunday Observer

Virtusa launches LAN Challenge

Virtusa, a leading IT company in Sri Lanka, launched Virtusa LAN Challenge 2018 as part of its industry engagement initiative drive. The Virtusa LAN Challenge is a team building gaming tournament based on a multiplayer video game.

Competitive multiplayer computer gaming has reached the status of a professional sport around the world. In view of this, Virtusa organised the LAN Challenge to provide university students the opportunity to compete in a professional gaming environment, Virtusa Vice President Chandika Mendis said.

“This year, Virtusa is extending the competition to university undergraduates on the brink of entering the corporate world, with the objective of providing them the opportunity to learn key skills such as team building, strategic planning, collaborating and augment gaming which would help them become exceptional technology professionals of the future,” he said.

LAN Challenge 2018 is based on the multiplayer video game named “Call of Duty 4. Modern Warfare”. The tournament consists of three stages.

The university internal tournament is where each university will conduct their own internal tournaments to identify the best team to compete in the inert-university tournament. Four teams will qualify for the finals and will play for the champion cup at the final event which will be held at Virtusa premises on January 26 2018.

LAN Challenge is organized by the Virtusa Game Development Special Interest Group and the Virtusa Campus Reach Initiative with the support of the Virtusa Technology leadership. - SJ