It was not long ago that an average 90s kid would want some pocket money to spend on a quick hour of a gaming session at their local gaming zone or play a friendly match versus their school friends and watch some high-tier counter-strike 1.6 being played by some of the best players in Pakistan at zones like Playdium that used to be a fan favourite back in the day. However, with the end of the Playdium cafes, it felt as if the hype of playing at gaming zone and the adrenaline that came with it sort of went under the radar. It’s only quite recently that people have started to get back into trusting gaming zones to provide more than just an average gaming experience. We at PGRepublic will be doing a feature series that will go over some of the Best Gaming Zones in Pakistan that you must visit at least once in Pakistan if you’re either an esport fanatic or even a casual PC/Console gamer.

GamingHub Karachi is one of the few names in the Gaming Zone industry in Pakistan that has risen through the ranks of popularity very quickly recently. It has hosted plenty of high-tier esports events and has become a local favourite. We will be going over the basics and what GamingHub has to offer a gamer and what someone should expect in terms of the setup, pricing and the general overall experience a customer/gamer can expect.

The Setup

GamingHub Karachi has its 52 PCs divided into 3 main tiers. It has a main lobby, 5 match rooms of which 1 is a dedicated bootcamp setup for it’s esports team(s). Of all the Gaming Zones that will be featured in this series it is safe to say that GamingHub probably has the highest performing PCs of them all. GamingHub seems to be oriented more towards the PC gamers and does not feature a console area at all. However, the PCs at GamingHub are directed towards both the esports enthusiast that wants to grind their way to the top of Pakistani esports as well as the casual gamers looking to spend a good time with their friends. Without further ado lets get straight into the specifications of the PCs at GamingHub :

1. Main Lobby

Of the 52 PCs, 27 PCs belong to the centrally air-conditioned main lobby. The PCs in the Main lobby boast the following specs :

  • Processor: i7 4790
  • Graphics: GTX 1060 3GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Monitor/LED: Dell 27″ S2716DG 2560×1440 @144Hz
  • Mouse: Redragon Cobra m711
  • Keyboard: RGB Membrane Keyboard (White)
  • Mousepad: HP Omen by Steelseries
  • Headset: Steelseries Siberia V2
  • Pricing: PKR 100/Hour.

2. Match Rooms :

The Match Rooms can further be sub-divided into levels of awesomeness. There are a total of 5 match rooms which we will go over in ascending order of awesomeness in regards to the specifications as things will start to get interesting as we get around the custom bootcamp setup.

i. Basic Match Rooms x2 :

  • Processor: i7 4790
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Monitor/LED: ASUS 24″ VG248QE 1920×1080 @144Hz
  • Mouse: Redragon Cobra m711
  • Keyboard: RGB Membrane Keyboard (White)
  • Mousepad: HP Omen by Steelseries
  • Headset: Steelseries Siberia V2
  • Pricing: PKR 100/Hour.

ii. The Alienware Match Rooms x2 Feat. Alienware Aurora R7 and 240Hz LEDs :

  • Processor: i7 8700
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1080 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Monitor/LED: Alienware 25″ AW2518H 1920×1080 @240Hz
  • Mouse: Redragon Cobra m711
  • Keyboard: RGB Membrane Keyboard (White)
  • Mousepad: HP Omen by Steelseries
  • Headset: Turtle Beach Ear Force Z2
  • Pricing: PKR 150/Hour.

iii. The Custom Bootcamp Setup Feat. MSI RTX 2070 :

  • Processor: i7 8700
  • Graphics: MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Monitor/LED: BenQ ZOWIE XL2740 27″ 1920×1080 @240Hz
  • Mouse: Redragon Cobra m711
  • Mousepad: RGB Membrane Keyboard
  • Headset: Turtle Beach Ear Force Z2
  • Pricing: PKR 300/Hour

After looking at these specs it is safe to come to the conclusion that these are probably the best PCs one can find in a gaming zone in Karachi. Its impressive to see that investors are taking an interest in the Gaming industry in Pakistan and providing a solid platform for players to showcase and nurture their talent. PGRepublic would like to make sure that these efforts do not go in vain and the Gaming Zones that are striving so hard to bring such great avenues to gamers, get the limelight they deserve. For this reason PGRepublic will be going over all the best Gaming Zones you should visit in Pakistan.

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