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Mountain Dew looks to fuel gaming culture in India

MUMBAI:: Pepsi India today announced the launch of Mountain Dew Game Fuel in India – an exciting new and bold variant.

Unveiled at a launch conference in Delhi, Game Fuel encourages fans to take challenges head-on, test their limits and unleash the hero within them.

Mountain Dew looks to fuel gaming culture in IndiaAs part of the launch, Mountain Dew announced the Dew Arena – India’s largest ever gaming championship that aims to engage 30,000+ participants during the entire campaign for a thrilling gaming experience by switching the ‘Hero Mode On’.

The beverage conglomerate said that the world of gaming empowers you to take on risks and challenges that allow fans to experience the thrill and exhilaration of that extraordinary life, every day.

The Dew Arena is a unique 9-week gaming championship which will give the best gamers in India a chance to have their profile on the Mountain Dew Game Fuel bottle, in addition to the prize pool worth Rs 1 million.

mountain-dewGame Fuel will also reach out to gaming enthusiasts physically in the form of a massive, 50-city gaming truck activation. The culmination of these events will result in the Dew Arena finale on 25 September, among the best gamers of the country. Mountain Dew Game Fuel is also giving consumers an opportunity to win an ‘Xbox One’ every day.

Speaking at the launch of Mountain Dew Game Fuel and The Dew Arena, Pepsi India VP beverage category Vipul Prakash said, “Innovation is a key driver for Mountain Dew and we have always focused on connecting with consumers in a contextually relevant manner. Mountain Dew Game Fuel is a popular franchise globally and we are excited to add it to our India portfolio. Since gaming in India is gaining exponential popularity across platforms, the Dew Arena has been created to give enthusiasts a change to switch their Hero Mode On and unleash the hero within.”

Microsoft India country GM, consumer channel group Priyadarshi Mohapatra said, “Gaming, especially social gaming, is growing exponentially among Indian audiences. We have consistently received overwhelming response for our Xbox One releases in the country, underlining the expansion of the gaming community in India. We are committed to delivering unmatched and memorable experiences to Indian gamers and our partnership with PepsiCo for Mountain Dew Game Fuel is a step in that direction. We are confident that the platform will attract, and appeal to, the growing Indian gaming community.”

Available in 600 ML PET bottle and 250 ml can, Mountain Dew Game Fuel is priced at Rs 35 and 25, respectively.