Announcing the US$64,000 ESL India Premiership in CS:GO, Dota 2 and more

Introducing the ESL India Premiership, India’s first annual tournaments series! The newly created tournament, in association with India’s premier esports organisation NODWIN Gaming, will provide India with both online and LAN competitions over the course of the year, spanning over multiple titles. The total payout will exceed US$64,000, making it not only a game changer in India but also a front runner for biggest tournament in the SEA region.

There will be a number of well known games for players to participate in, such as Dota 2, CS:GO and Hearthstone, as well as a rare newcomer to the esports scene, Just Dance. You can check out the numbers and tournament structure, as well as the prize money distribution in the graphic below.

ESL’s Managing Director Ralf Reichert is already looking forward to seeing the Indian gaming scene develop.

“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.”

All the ESL India Premiership action will be broadcasted via the official Twitch channel from 7-10pm IST, with the online competitions starting on May 16th and the Challenger leagues being set for July and November. Follow ESL India on Facebook and Twitter and check back on the offical website for further announcements, news and updates.


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