The Red Bull M.E.O World Cricket Championship National finals will take place on December 13th to identify the best World Cricket Championship player. Qualifiers are currently ongoing since November 15th, and they will continue to December 5th. With over 2.3 lakh registrations for the event, only 48 players will be making it to the playoffs. The event will feature two Indian esports personalities Mortal and ScoutOP, who will be making an appearance at the event.
Red Bull World Cricket Championship Format
All 48 players who qualify competed in a 1v1 format on December 7th and 8th. The top four players are Krunal Mangukia from Surat, Charan Teja from Chittoor, Yogesh Bhuva from Mumbai and Ravi Ranjan Kumar from Muzaffarpur. The finals will be held in Gurgaon, and the winner will be declared the Red Bull World Cricket Champion.
There will be a special invitational tournament that will feature a number of celebrities from sports and esports. ScoutOP and Mortal will be representing the Indian esports community as well as other Red Bull athletes including Tania Sachdev (Chess), Riyan Parag (cricket) and Mira Erda (Motorsports).
Tanmay ‘ScoutOP’ Singh is the most followed esports player in India, and he plays for Fnatic. Naman ‘Soul Mortal’ Mathur is India’s most popular PUBG Mobile player and streamer. Both content creators made it to the top 10 list of YouTube Gaming’s most viewed streamers. They will be playing the new 2v2 multiplayer game World Cricket Championship which is a 2v2 that mimics a real cricketing experience. WCC Rivals is a part of the WCC franchise which has over 143 million downloads and it is one of the most popular games among mobile players in India. The game offers an authentic simulation of actual cricket and makes use of motion controls for its gameplay. The latest version of the game, WCC3, also features English and Hindi commentary from cricketers Matthew Hayden and Aakash Chopra.
PR Rajendran, Founder and CEO, Nextwave Multimedia revealed, “Being a cricket-loving nation, we at WCC are extremely glad that through this tournament we can leverage our fans into the esports circuit, building the space further. Also, we at WCC, take pride on how this ‘homegrown’ game has managed to embed cricket into the esports ecosystem for future.” Scout and Mortal will be competing on December 13th for bragging rights in the invitational and the top 4 players will be competing for the prize pool at the main stage.