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Penta Esports Records 760,000 Viewers During Penta Amateur League

Abhimannu Das
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Penta Esports’ amateur league featured popular esports titles like Brawl Stars, Clash Royale, Super Smash Bros, and more.
The event lasted 76 match days featuring multiple esports tournaments as part of the league.
A prize pool of INR 30 lakhs ($38,700 USD) was distributed to amateur and semi-pro players who participated in the event.

Content and esports brand Penta Esports recorded 760,000 viewers and 3.4 million watch minutes during the Penta Amateur League. The event was designed exclusively for amateur and semi-professional players. Season 1 of the event was catered to not only metros but also Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities all over India. Penta Esports hopes to continue the trend in future seasons.

Penta Esports League Season 1 Recap

The Penta Amateur League’s Season 1 launched in October 2021 and concluded in March 2022 with INR 30 lakhs ($38,700 USD) as the prize pool. The event featured esports titles like World Cricket Championship 3, Gran Turismo Sport, Valorant, Battlegrounds Mobile India, Free Fire, Pokemon Unite, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tekken 7, Clash Royale and Brawl Stars on PC and consoles.

The league had 76 match days and 24 days of broadcasts, including the ‘Penta Talk Show’ preceding every month’s broadcast. In addition to global streaming platforms like Facebook and YouTube, Penta also partnered with Loco and Booyah for the event with over 116 hours of content being broadcasted throughout Season 1. The peak concurrent viewership stood at 6,853.

Penta Esports founder and CEO Anurag Khurana said in the official press release, “We launched the first edition of the ‘Penta Amateur League’ with a vision to provide opportunities to budding esports athletes across (multiple) titles and platforms. This will give further impetus to the growing esports ecosystem of India and contribute to sector growth.”

Penta Esports co-founder and head of esports Kiran Noojibail said, “Our objective with Penta Amateur League was to incentivise esports enthusiasts to start and continue their grind to becoming an esports athlete irrespective of the game and platform. We are ecstatic with the response for Season 1 and plan to announce Season 2 of the league in the coming weeks.”

Penta Esports will return with more esports competitions in 2022 and beyond, and shall include more seasons of the amateur league to promote esports at the grassroots level in India and beyond.

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.