On May 14th, 2021, India Today Gaming, the gaming and esports division of India Today, announced ESports Premier League (ESPL) 2021. ESPL 2021 is three months long intense esports event featuring the gaming title Free Fire. The tournament is organised for the teams based in India. It is a multi-city tournament that will comprise more than 700 online matches with more than 300 hours of gaming content. The event will be exclusively run-on India Today Gaming's in-house eSports platform. While the organisers are working on the platform, the teams are practising hard to emerge as the ultimate champions.
ESports Premier League 2021 has a total prize pool of Rs 25 lakhs, whereas the winning team will Rs 12 lakhs as the prize reward. The ESPL finals are scheduled to take place on August 29th, 2021. A total of 8 teams will be competing in the finals, representing eight cities across the country that includes Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Bangalore. With just less than 2 weeks left in the commencement of the event. All competitive esports teams are registering for the event. Have you registered for the tournament? If not, here is the link to get started with ESports Premier League 2021. Gather your squad and jump into the battlefield.
ESPL 2021 is divided into 4 phases. The first phase will be for the amateur and semi-professional teams, a total of 88 teams will qualify through the 2nd phase. 8 invited teams will be joining the phase 1 qualified teams. The teams qualifying in the next phase will represent the 8 cities as mentioned above. Phase 4 will have the top 8 teams from the country that will compete for the glory and prize pool.
India Today Gaming has also taken care of the teams and fans from all over the globe. The matches will be streamed in six languages, including Hindi, English, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Bengali. While the live stream broadcasts will be available on the YouTube and Facebook channels of India Today Gaming along with India Today and AajTak.