The fifth edition of the summer season of NODWIN Gaming’s front-running event, ESL India Premiership, that went live on June 1st, 2020 is finally in its last leg. The grand finale of the mega esports event is live on Disney+Hotstar from July 16-19, 2020, giving fans across India the opportunity to watch their favourite players and teams battle it out one last time in popular games like CS:GO, Clash of Clans, PUBG MOBILE, and FIFA 20. The winner/winning team will be awarded a grand prize of a whopping INR 38 lakhs.
The ESL premiership has been a much-loved event for the esports community right since its inception in 2016. This year, however, to add more thrill to the chase and up the level of competition, NODWIN Gaming has tweaked the format to introduce the concept of Grand Final Playoffs. As part of this change, teams will now get a second chance to qualify for the finals, making the nail-biting finish of the ESL premiership a must-watch event. This year additionally as a part of the broadcast special, celebrity gamer Naman Mathur aka Mortal will be co-hosting the PUBG MOBILE finals alongside Team 8bit’s owner and a well-known caster Animesh Agarwal aka 8bit_Thug.
The finalists from the playoffs who will be given another opportunity to compete in the finals are:
- CSGO: Team Wolf, Phoenix Esports, Blaze Esports, Global Esports
- PUBG MOBILE: Fnatic, Forceone Esports, Havoc Esports, Initiative Esports, Megastars, Off Guard, Optimum Esports, Orange Rock, Rising Falcon Esports, U Mumba Esports, SWAT Offical, SynerGE, Team Namma Bengaluru, NoRules Xtreme, Team Xhibit, and vsgCrawlers
- COC Indian Tribe, Indian Clashers, THE BEAST, Team 8bit
- FIFA20: Charanjot, yRUS_Krusher, M10_Jenasid, saranshjain7
“Our flagship tournament has been received exceptionally well this year both by our players and the audience. The player registrations increased by 1866% percent and our viewership grew three times from last year! We received over 55,000 registrations that by itself, exceeds all expectations. What these amazing numbers tell us is that esports is set to create history in India — both in terms of its growth and the interest it is rapidly garnering among India’s youth. Professionally competitive esports events like the ESL premiership are setting the bar very high and propelling the industry to great heights,” said Akshat Rathee, Co-Founder and MD, NODWIN Gaming.
About NODWIN Gaming:
NODWIN Gaming, South Asia’s leading esports company, is an independent subsidiary of the mobile gaming company Nazara Technologies. Formed in 2014, the India based company has since produced over 10,000 hours of gaming content, has been watched by over 100 million+ viewers, and organized 100+ gaming and esports events.
Through its strategic partnerships with global publishers and partners including ESL, Valve, Blizzard, and Tencent, NODWIN Gaming has introduced Indians to some of the best global experiences such as DreamHack, the India Premiership, Gaming merchandise and Gaming influencer management services. NODWIN actively works with media broadcasters on offering Media Rights for its national and global properties for broadcast. NODWIN Gaming builds and operates its esports IPs and currently operates in India, the Middle East, and South Africa.