ESPL Finalizes Top Eight Teams for 2021’s Esports League
The Esports Premier League (ESPL) has finalized the top eight Free Fire teams which will be participating in the inaugural edition of the franchised esports league. The event kicked off on 16th June and seven state ministers of India launched their respective region’s franchise team names, logos, and jerseys. The final eight teams were selected via a draft process and will be representing one Indian city each at ESPL 2021. The teams include competitive esports players as well as popular influencers who were signed into the team to compete.
ESPL will feature a prize pool of INR 2,500,000 ($33,600 USD)
The event kicked off on 16th June with thousands of teams signing up for the event. Stage two of the event saw 88 teams being shortlisted from the open rounds. In addition to the 88 teams, there are eight additional teams that have been invited to the event.
Here are the invited teams which will be competing in the upcoming event:
BADGEE99 will represent Kolkata Kaijus
Total Gaming will represent Hyderabad Hydras
4 UNKNOWN will represent Rajasthan Reapers
AFF Esports will represent Delhi Dukes
TWO SIDE GAMERS will represent Bengaluru Ballistics
No Chance will represent Chennai Celestials
TSM FTX will represent Mumbai Marshals
Head Hunters will represent Punjab Paladins
Director of ESPL, Vishwalok Nath said in the official announcement, “To have the best gamers from across the country representing final eight franchise teams as well as their team’s official jersey being unveiled by the state ministers is a matter of absolute honor and pride. Even in its inaugural edition, ESPL has received exceptional response from the Esports community, the players and the audience.”
Where to watch ESPL 2021
Localized Malayalam OTT platform Koode, the official YouTube and Facebook channels of India Today, and Aaj Tak and other websites will also air the final stage of the event. Fans can follow the official ESPL Twitter account for weekly schedules for upcoming matches.