A first of its kind e-sports gaming centre is now in the city with a host of games that the kids and even adults can play under one roof at the Pavilion Gaming Center at MA 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 high end 30 gaming experiences on PC & Console and alternative experiences like Balling 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 have successfully established their name in the apparel, fashion and hospitality sector. “It was my dream project and finally we have inaugurated it today,” says Adnan. He thinks the eSports gaming centre will help kids arrest boredom from the closure of schools and take them off their cell phones. “For the past few years, kids are at home and don’t have a 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, who also runs a chain of apparel showrooms. The eSports centre, as per Adnan, will help children get involved in physical collaboration, strategic thinking and sportsmanship. The development of those skills increases kids’ self-confidence, which leads 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, who is also a known name in the Valley’s hospitality sector, said this is the first such facility in Valley that offers a plethora of gaming opportunities for the kids. Aqib Chaya said they researched well to bring parent-approved games that would primarily help kids be happy and be played in moderation 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 these times when schools are off,” says Aqib. On the inaugural day, hundreds of the kids along with their parents turned up to enjoy the games. They expressed happiness at such a facility which otherwise they would enjoy only outside J&K.

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