New Delhi, July 22, 2021: The inaugural season of the nation-wide Esports league, Esports Premier League (ESPL) 2021, has received a staggering 1 million registrations from the gaming community and has just completed the final user registration process. On June 16, 2021, the event’s registrations opened. Season 1 of the league is being hosted virtually for two and a half months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Infinix smartphone is the presenting sponsor of the ESPL 2021, which is being held under the banner of a gamer-centric campaign called #ESPLGameSeFame, which encourages participants to display their best game and gain recognition in the industry.
The ESPL, India’s first franchise-based Esports league for Free Fire, is gearing up for the tournament’s Second Level. From the over 1 million registered users, the best 400 players from 88 teams will advance to Level 2, where India’s top eight invited teams will join the mix. This brings the overall number of teams in the level to 96. To compete for the top eight slots, these teams will be separated into eight groups of twelve. The top eight clubs will represent each of the ESPL’s eight zones.
The finest Free Fire teams from India will compete in the ESPL at the end of Level 2. The tournament’s size distinguishes ESPL 2021 as a venue for all Free Fire players to demonstrate their abilities. The fact that the competition has surpassed one million registrations is proof of the platform’s prominence. This figure also reflects India’s steadily growing interest in Esports. The majority of gamers registered for the tournament in the final days of the registration period, demonstrating the league’s widespread impact and popularity in the gaming community. The prize pool for ESPL 2021 is a massive INR 25 lakh. With its high-octane and nail-biting matches in the game Free Fire, the league has managed to build a significant buzz and capture the interest of gamers in the early stages.
About Esports Premier League 2021:
The ESPL marks the start of India Today Group’s annual statewide Esports championship. The ESPL is India’s first franchise-based Esports league for Free Fire, and it is one of the country’s largest Esports tournaments. As the name implies, India Today Gaming has partnered with Garena to host the first edition of the most popular battle royale game, Free Fire, beginning June 16. In India, it is one of the most popular Battle Royale mobile games. With 88 teams selected from thousands to compete in Level 2, the top 8 professional Free Fire Esports teams will also be invited to join the ESPL. These 96 teams will battle for eight spots in the final eight, representing Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and the states of Punjab and Rajasthan. For the 2021 edition, ESPL has collaborated with Hong Kong-based smartphone company Infinix Mobile as the Presenting sponsor. The competition is available to watch on a variety of platforms, including OTT behemoth Disney+ Hotstar, Free Fire’s own streaming platform Booyah, Malayalam OTT platform Koode, India Today, and Aaj Tak’s official YouTube and Facebook channels, as well as their websites.