South Asian esports company Nodwin Gaming today announced that the Fall Season of the 5th edition of its flagship tournament — ESL India Premiership 2020 — will go live from September 18. The event will be broadcast exclusively on OTT platform Disney+Hotstar. Registrations open on Thursday, August 27.
ESL India Premiership’s Fall Season follows its Summer season that played out from June to August 2020. The esports league recorded its best-ever figures with 1866 percent increase in registrations and 325 percent in watch time as compared to last year. The ESL India Premiership has a prize pool of Rs 1.15 crore. This is divided equally between the winners of its Summer, Fall and Winter seasons. The winners of the 2020 Fall season will be awarded a prize pool of Rs 34,10,000. It will feature four titles – Counter Strike: Global Offensive, PUBG Mobile, Clash of Clans and FIFA20. Fall Season is also the next stop for Airtel India Esports Tour (National Ranking) where gamers across the country get a chance to etch their name on the leaderboard of esports athletes.
“We’re really looking forward to the Fall Season on the back of our super successful summer season that created a colossal buzz. This phenomenal response made us realize that India is ready to embrace esports in a big way. The on-going pandemic has worked as a catalyst for the premiership leading to the viewership being higher than ever before. Our unprecedented summer registration numbers show that more youngsters are aspiring to become professional gamers and earn a living. A tournament like this can really propel the Indian esports industry in a big way,” said Akshat Rathee, MD and co-founder, Nodwin Gaming.
The ESL India Premiership 2020 is sponsored by Airtel India Esports Tour. It is continuing the partnership is luxury automobile brand Mercedes-Benz. Registration for the tournament is free. Participants only need an ESL play account for the titles CS: GO, FIFA20, and Clash of Clans. The PUBG Mobile participants can register through the SoStronk platform. Gamers above 16 can register for PUBG Mobile and CS: GO. While the age limit for registration of Clash of Clans and FIFA20 is 13 years and above.