Esports is perhaps the most lucrative arena of video-gaming in the world right now. Under Esports,
there are premierships, leagues, and majors that offer huge cash prizes. A large number of people
especially gaming freaks are turning up to watch teams of (mostly) five players glued to PCs,
controlling ‘heroes’ in a simulated combat of their choice, everything projected live on giant screens.
Today, India too has its own place in video gaming industry. Gaming tournaments are on the rise in
the Indian sub-continent and the best part is gamers are getting paid for it. What more one can ask
In countries like South Korea, Europe and the United States, Esports is a household thing and
video-gaming as a concept is very old in these countries. But seeing a high emergence of Indian
gamers is quiet satisfying and a proud moment for the country. Competitive video gaming is now
attracting thousands of Indian gamers to major events. With ESL India Premiership, India is showing
the glimpses of technology-related transformations.
ESL India Premiership is the flagship Esports tournament in India. The 2017 edition boasts of a
whopping $100,000* prize pool, which is shared between three competitive games, namely, Clash
Royale, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA 2. Building upon last year’s edition, ESL India
Premiership 2017 is a year-long tournament divided into three seasons – Summer, Fall, and Winter.
Along with a multi-tier league format, the Premiership is one of the most competitive and exciting
gaming events in the country. The professional gaming concept in India is gradually evolving into the
Now all the e-sports enthusiasts will get to watch a high level competition, entertainment, and thrill
on one platform. For the first time on Indian television, ESL India Premiership is coming exclusively
on DSPORT from 19th July. The premium sports channel will telecast the Counter Strike: Go
Offensive from 02:30 PM onwards.
The gaming events are scheduled to take place in Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. Being an open
league, any gamer that thinks he or she is good enough to compete can register for a spot.