Mountain Dew announces the winners of India’s biggest ever Gaming Championship – Dew Arena

PepsiCo India today announced the winners of India’s biggest ever Gaming Championship – Dew Arena. The unique 9-week gaming championship gave 5 of the best gamers in India a chance to have their profile on the Mountain Dew bottle, in addition to cash prizes from a prize pool worth INR 10 Lakhs.




Game Winner
FORZA Khyat Kanda from Ludhiana
DOTA 2 Team-Invisible Wings from Mumbai

Members: Darshan Bata, Ketan Goyal, Puneet Sangolekar, Harsh Shah, Raunak Sen

Street Fighter 4 Syed Ahmad Kamal from Aligarh
FIFA Mohammad Farhan from Mangalore
CS:GO Team-Invisible Wings from Mumbai

Members: Simar Sethi, Mithil Sawant, Manan Bhatt, Akshay Sinkar, Ritesh Shah




According to Naseeb Puri, Director-Mountain Dew, PepsiCo India “We are delighted with the response to Dew Arena, that has made it India’s biggest gaming championship ever. Gaming in India is gaining increasing popularity across platforms and we hope that Dew Arena will give a welcome impetus to spurring the growth of this genre and helping celebrate our heroes like never before.”



Highlights of the Championship and the Finale:

  • The Championship received over 75,000 participants, more than double the estimated initial participation target of 30,000
  • The finale saw 26 finalists across various teams who qualified for the Finale compete on the immensely popular  – Forza 6, DOTA 2, Street Fighter 4, FIFA and CS:GO
  • Mountain Dew also reached out to gaming enthusiasts physically in the form of a massive, 50-city gaming truck activation



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