ESL and NODWIN Gaming have announced the ESL India Premiership - an annual tournament series with a total prize pool of over INR 42 Lacs / USD 64,000!
The tournament will span over a duration of nine months and includes six online cups (Starters), two LAN events (challengers) and one LAN grand finale (Masters). Tournament matches will be broadcasted LIVE on Twitch everyday between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. IST.
Here's what ESL had to say about what could very well be South Asia's most prestigious long term eSports tournament till date.
"ESL mission is to increase the popularity of esports across the globe. We are excited to help building up the esports community in India with Nodwin. The country's diverse communities, along with the fact that India embraces technology like no other place, makes it a perfect candidate. We are very excited to get started with the ESL India Premiership, and I personally can’t wait to experience it live, as I’m sure the crowd will be fantastic. In the meantime, we will ensure that we can deliver a world-class experience – both online and offline – to the local and international fans, and hope this tournament series helps foster growth in the region" - Ralf Reichert, Managing Director of ESL.
Here's what NODWIN Gaming, the entity behind some of India's largest eSports events had to say.
"Esports athletes are treated as celebrities worldwide and they earn millions of dollars every year by opting to embrace electronic sports as a career. This is unfortunately not yet the case in India. – But we hope to change this. The ESL India Premiership is the next big esports revolution in our country. We feel proud to state that our continuous efforts for the last three years have led to the establishment of such a fruitful brand for our community and for our country, and it’s only just getting started. Join us and play your way up to the top of the ESL India Premiership. Meet the stars and young talents. Action and excitement are guaranteed, it’s the biggest showdown in India to date." - Akshat 'LordNOD' Rathee, Director and CEO of NODWIN Gaming.
Game Titles :
Dota 2, Counter Strike : Global Offensive, Hearthstone and Just Dance.
Online + Offline
Total Prize Pool :
INR 42 Lakhs / USD 64,000.
Dota 2 :
INR 18.75 Lakhs
CS GO :
INR 18.75 Lakhs
INR 4 Lakhs
Just Dance :
INR 1.3 Lakhs
Registration is FREE of charge and teams will have register for each individual cup separately.
Matches will be broadcasted daily between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. IST on the ESLIndiaPremiership Twitch Channel.