Great news for Indian esports scene. ESL, the hosts of major tournaments such as Dota 2 Frankfurt major and ESL One have partnered up with India’s own NODWIN Gaming to bring the tournament with largest prize pool seen yet in the Indian Esports scene. With payout exceeding $64,000 this will be major game changer for the scene and might inspire players to get into professional gaming. The tournament series named as India Premiereship will be a year long event. The games that will be played are Dota2, CS:GO, Hearthstone and Just Dance. The tournament will be held in 3 stages namely Starter, Challenger and Master with Starter starting on 16th of May. The tournament series will also be streamed on the series official twitch channel from 7-10pm IST.
When asked Ralf Reichert, the Managing Director of ESL, he had following to say:-
“ESL mission is to increase the popularity of esports across the globe. We are excited to help building up the esports community in India with NODWIN. The country’s diverse communities, along with the fact that India embraces technology like no other place, makes it a perfect candidate. We are very excited to get started with the ESL India Premiership, and I personally can’t wait to experience it live, as I’m sure the crowd will be fantastic. In the meantime, we will ensure that we can deliver a world-class experience – both online and offline – to the local and international fans, and hope this tournament series helps foster growth in the region.”
This tournament series is a great opportunity for the country and shows that ESL genuinely wants to develop the esports community of India. This will be a milestone in Indian esports history.
Shoutout to both ESL and NODWIN for coming up with this great venture.