India’s first-ever franchise-based esports league Esports Premier League (ESPL) has signed Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff as the brand ambassador. Tiger Shroff’s popularity and strong influence on millennials and Gen-Z will prove advantageous ESPL and also pave the way for more acceptance by the general masses toward esports in India.
Following the signing Tiger Shroff said, “I am really excited to collaborate with Esports Premier League. This opens a tremendous opportunity to recognize the growing talent in Esports in India. As the world’s first franchise-based model in Esports, ESPL will surely help in putting India first on the global map. Esports fans and gamers are shaping the future of entertainment and sports. And I’m glad to represent this force of the future.”
While talking about the association, ESPL Director Vishwalok Nath said: “One of the major goals for ESPL has been to reach out to every millennial and gamer in the country and our purpose of having Tiger Shroff onboard has been to create a much deeper connect and grow the gaming community. We hope this association will also further our initiative to intensify the mission of taking Esports to the next level in India.”
ESPL kicks of today
Season 1 of ESPL 2021 is beginning today and players from eight cities across the country can showcase their skills in Garena’s popular mobile battle royale title Free Fire. Last week, they announced the signing of Infinix Mobile as the official title sponsor of the tournament. To register, click here. The league will be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar as well as on the official YouTube and Facebook channels of India Today and Aaj Tak along with their websites.
Prize pool distribution
The tournament features a total prize pool of Rs. 25,00,000.
1st place– Rs. 12,00,000.
2nd place– Rs. 6,00,000.
3rd place– Rs. 3,00,000.
4th place– Rs. 1,25,000.
5th place– Rs. 1,00,000.
6th place– Rs. 50,000.
7th place– Rs. 35,000.
8th place– Rs. 30,000.
MVP and fan favourite will get Rs. 30,000 each.
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