MPL to host India’s largest Digital Chess Tournament MPL Chess Mahayudh
- Prize pool of INR 10 Lakhs and over 2 lakhs gamer capacity for the Speed Chess Tournament
- Vishwananthan Anand is the ambassador of the event
Mobile Premiere League (MPL) today announced its plan to host the biggest mobile speed chess tournament in India, MPL Chess Mahayudh, on 21 July 2019. The Chess Grandmaster, Vishwanathan Anand, flagged off the tournament. This 12-hour gaming competition will have over 200,000 chess enthusiasts competing for the top spots, making it the biggest ever Chess tournament organised online and offline. MPL is offering an attractive pool prize or INR 10 lakh and cash rewards as high as INR 5 Lakh for the tournament winner alone. Registrations for the tournament begun on 7 July 2019.
Unlike the longer format, each round of Speed Chess lasts only for 3 minutes.Played in the Battle format, this highly competitive version of the game will test the competitors’ ability to make split second strategic decisions and pre-empt opponent moves under the pressure of a timer.
“We are thrilled to launch the Mahayudh Chess tournament on MPL. This is a major landmark in our effort to keep our platform exciting to both casual and professional gamers. We believe that real-time, multiplayer games are the future of digital gaming. Chess is one of the oldest, strategy based multiplayer games with deep roots to India’s culture. We’re proud to host this tournament and we expect it to be the largest online Chess tournament in terms of number of participants competing on a single platform. “said Sai Srinivas Kiran G, Co-founder and CEO, MPL.
“I am excited to introduce chess to India’s growing digital gaming community. I am sure MPL Chess Mahayudh will be a closely contested event. It’s a great platform to introduce youngsters to the game and I’m very excited to see them showcase their talent in this tournament.” said the World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand.
MPL is India’s fastest growing Esports platform with over 1 million active players across the country. Founded in September 2018, MPL is breaking access barriers to make mobile gaming a household sport across the country and connecting gamers from across the country through their love for Esports. The inclusion of Speed Chess is a testament to MPL’s dedication to consistently build and expand its gaming portfolio.
MPL is a digital sports gaming platform, launched in September 2018. In the short span of time since it went live, the platform has garnered over 25 million downloads, making it India’s fastest growing app across categories.
MPL offers mobile gaming lovers, a one-stop-platform with multiple, popular, skill-based games to choose from. With its low entry-barrier and selection of multiple casual games, MPL ensures that even inexperienced and new users have the opportunity to develop their gaming skills, compete, win rewards and participate in the many tournaments that the platform hosts. Users can download the app via App Store and MPL website