Indian esports tournament platform, The Esports Club announced its latest esports event, the Dell Gaming TEC Pro League for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The TEC CS:GO Pro League powered by WD Black is open to gamers and teams from India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka and will begin in October, running every month till the end of February with a total prize pool of INR 1,500,000 or 15 lakhs.
The tournament is being hosted in association with ZOTAC Gaming & ACT Fibernet. The total prize pool of INR 1,500,000 is split between 5 seasons, featuring INR 300,000 each season along with a WD Blue NVME SSD for the top MVP in each division.
Format and Registration
After an initial qualifying phase, the top 24 teams from India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka would be divided into 3 Divisions. Each season will last for three weeks, with each division competing for its own independent prize pool. At the end of every season, the top three teams from each division will get promoted into the next division with the bottom three teams in each division being relegated. The bottom three teams in Division 3 are eliminated from the league at the end of the season, and a new open qualifier will allow three new teams to enter the league through division 3 each season.
Interested gamers can sign up for the event exclusively on The Esports Club website.
Ishaan Arya, Co-Founder & Head of Business Development, The Esports Club, said, “We are extremely excited to be entering the CS:GO esports ecosystem. I feel the TEC Pro League format has a lot to offer and will help create a bit more stability in the Indian esports ecosystem while also allowing teams to constantly compete and improve with high stakes every single month.”
Deepak Gupta, Country Head ZOTAC Gaming, said, “At ZOTAC We’re always looking for the best possible ways to encourage and engage with our esports audience as we look to reinforce the notion ‘Frames Win Games’. The TEC Pro League format is amazing, and will really help develop the esports talent in India. ”
Ravi Karthik, Head of Marketing, Innovation & Customer Experience ACT Fibernet, said, “The concept of gaming has grown exponentially and we are at a juncture where the industry is unveiling platforms to hone and foster talent further. In this dynamic sphere, the need of the hour is to render support and strengthen the community to ensure that the spirit of participating and realizing one’s potential continues. ACT Fibernet’s endeavour is to continue pushing boundaries and innovating to build a robust infrastructure to enable the community’s growth. Gamers can feel the advantage of gaming on ACT Fibernet’s future ready networks that are especially built to provide a seamless experience with lowest pings. ”
The Esports Club has organized major tournaments in Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege in the past. The launch of Valorant has impacted the South Asian CS:GO scene with many players leaving to play the game. This will be one of the premier CS:GO IPs in the region and it will be interesting to see if new names and players are able to deliver on the big stage.