Penta Esports Announces INR 50,00,000 ‘Penta Amateur League’ for Aspiring Esports Athletes
Penta Esports announced the launch of the Penta Amateur League, which is its first grassroot esports league which will feature a prize pool of INR 50,00,000 ($66,650 USD). The league will take place over ten months and it seeks to give amateur esports players the opportunity to make themselves known in the esports community. The titles that will be featured in the upcoming event will vary throughout the event with PC, mobile and console titles being added to the mix. There will be one or more esports titles every month and a monthly prize pool of INR 5,00,000 ($6,665) for ten months.
Penta Amateur League Overview
The upcoming event will be exclusive to amateurs and semi-pro players only. The first titles that will be featured in the upcoming event include World Cricket Championship 3 on mobile which will feature a prize pool of INR 2,50,000 ($3,333) and Gran Turismo Sport on PS4/PS5 which will also feature a prize pool of INR 2,50,000 ($3,333). The registration for the league opened on 6th Oct 2021 and it will run till 13th October 2021. The matches for this month will take place from 16th to 31st October but the matches that take place from 29th to 31st October are the ones that will be broadcasted.
The league will kick off with qualifier matches that will lead up to the playoffs and the grand finals. The League will be broadcasted on the official Facebook and YouTube channels of Penta Esports. The event was announced shortly after the launch of the new Penta Esports platform which will feature match schedules, match results, VODs of tournaments along with leagues, content, news, announcements, etc.
Registrations are now open on Penta Esports’ recently launched platform, pentaesports.com.
Penta Esports founder and CEO Anurag Khurana stated in the official announcement “Our primary vision to start Penta Esports was to bring opportunities to the grassroot players and eventually facilitate the entire journey for esports athletes. This league is a first step in that direction, with more to come in the future.”
Nextwave Multi Media co-founder and CEO, P.R. Rajendran mentioned that Penta Esports wants to “bring along a rich, competitive cricket experience for everyone and hence we not only polished the game but also brought in the 'Esports Lobby' feature. We believe the 'Penta Amateur League' will bring an excellent opportunity for players who want to be esports athletes and we're glad to be a part of it."
According to Kiran Noojibail, co-founder and head of esports at Penta Esports, an ‘Amateur’ in this tournament "would be someone who is not a salaried athlete with any professional esports organisation."
"This league is exclusively meant for the amateur players and will prove to be an excellent scouting ground for professional esports organisations and hence we believe that all professional athletes will be ethical and ensure fair play," he added. "Additionally, camera feed of the players will be taken if there’s any sense of foul play."
Penta Amateur League: Where to watch
Players can catch up on all of the action on Facebook and YouTube.