CS GO might have overtaken Dota 2 in India

Nishant Patel

9o, Jul, 2017
In 2016, INR 76 lakhs was paid out as prize pool in Indian esports tournaments. 2017 has looked a lot more promising with the frequency and prize pool of tournaments trending upwards. However so far, this hasn’t resulted in a proportionate rise in participation or viewership.

Assuming that the numbers on are credible, a quick analysis of the same reveals the following key observations:
  • The average registrations for the ESL India Premiership (Dota 2 and CS GO) have reduced from 148 teams in 2016 to 127 teams in 2017.
  • Dew Arena had the highest average registrations in 2016 with an average of 255 teams. At the time of writing this, only 46 Dota 2 teams and 60 CS GO teams have signed up for qualifier #1 of the 2017 edition.
  • CS GO registrations have overtaken Dota 2 this year. The Summer Phase of the ESL India Premiership 2017 attracted an average participation of 107 Dota 2 teams and 148 CS GO teams. Last year, Dota 2 had more registrations than CS GO across all tournaments hosted on the ESL India platform.

The conclusion of the ESL India Premiership Summer LAN Finale marks the end of another season in Indian esports. As the Fall season commences, here are three tournaments that YOU can sign up for.

ESL India Premiership - Fall Starter Phase #1

Details: Click HERE

Deadline: 16th July, 2017

Registration Links:

Dew Arena 2017 - Qualifier #1


Details: Click HERE

Deadline: 13th July, 2017.

Registration Links:  

ROG Masters 2017 - Open Online Qualifier

Details : Click HERE

Deadline : 27th July, 2017.

Registration Links: Click HERE

Also See : 8 upcoming Indian esports events that you must attend in 2017