OnePlus Domin8 pairs pro cricketers, pro gamers with OnePlus 8 Series to push esports in India

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On March 13, 20 Formula 1 drivers were supposed to race around the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, Australia for the first race of the season. Like many other sports, Formula 1 was forced to shut its engines due to COVID-19 pandemic. On March 12, the official confirmation came that Australian GP is cancelled. If […]
On March 13, 20 Formula 1 drivers were supposed to race around the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, Australia for the first race of the season. Like many other sports, Formula 1 was forced to shut its engines due to COVID-19 pandemic. On March 12, the official confirmation came that Australian GP is cancelled. If you are a F1 fan like me, you already knew that there is a long wait ahead before the official race. If you are a tech observer like me then you know there won't be a papaya car that became relative to OnePlus.

Since then, everything has become virtual. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. In the world of Formula 1, some of the young drivers took their simulators and started racing online. While not as dramatic as an actual race, it showed esports is the way forward. Esports has long been the promising alternative to the outdoor sports event. If you have wondered whether it is a true athletic endeavor, then the fact that demonstration esports events will be part of 2024 Summer Olympics, taking place in Paris, should convince you.

While esports is gaining popularity, OnePlus and PUBG Mobile want to push it to the mainstream in India. The Chinese smartphone maker is hosting a OnePlus Domin8 event in the country starting at 6:00PM IST today. The event marks a big foray not only for the Chinese smartphone maker but also few Indian cricketers. You would have already read about Fortnite turning online players into celebrities. Now, celebrities – especially those from the sporting world – are flocking the online gaming enterprise.

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What is OnePlus Domin8?

The OnePlus Domin8 event features KL Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Smriti Mandhana, Shreyas Iyer as the pro cricketers. They will battle Dynamo, Ahsaas Channa + Sc0ut and GodNixon from Fnatic, who are the pro gamers here. No prizes for guessing that they will be playing on a OnePlus 8 Series 5G device. The game mode involves these guys…
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