In the mid 2000s, Pakistan saw the rise of gaming cafes. At this time, Pakistan did not have fast and stable internet connectivity, hence gamers were bound to find multiplayer action in only gaming cafes.
But as the internet connectivity got better in the company and video games like World of Warcraft, DOTA, Call of Duty and League of Legends came, people started playing these games from home through their fast internet connections and it ultimately ended the video game cafe culture.
With only a few left in the country, gaming cafes are now on a brink of being extinct. But there are still dedicated gamers who are trying their best to bring gaming cafe culture back.
Portal, a premium gaming lounge has just opened its doors in Lahore and it is the most luxurious lounge Pakistan has ever seen. The Portal gaming lounge has over 4 floors dedicated to video games.
They’re setup up includes PCs, Xbox One S, PS4 Pros, Virtual Reality featuring Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. As far as their PC set up goes, Portal has installed very powerful machines capable of running games at 4K resolutions.
Each system is fit with the latest components from Intel, NVidia, Asus, and Razor. Every machine has a minimum of GeForce GTX 1080 which enables high-end gaming with smooth performance.
Plus it is the only gaming cafe in Pakistan currently offering Virtual Reality experience through Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. If you love video games and do not have the necessary setup at home to enjoy maximum performance and visuals, this is the place you should be.
Portal is also aiming to provide people with a platform where e-sports events can take place within the country.
Portal Gaming Lounge is located at 74 CCA, Phase 5, DHA Lahore. For more updates, check out their official Facebook page.