Indian esports organization Skyesports officially announced the launch of the Skyesports Premier League (SPL) in partnership with the online engagement marketing firm and developer of the GoodGamer app, Good Gamer Corp.
Skyesports, which is part of Skytou Studios, is a leading esports venture in south India. The company has organized DOTA2, FIFA20, and PUBG Mobile tournaments for the Indian Institute of Technology and hosted an esports championship tournament in collaboration with PGAX.
The Skyesports Premier League is kicking off its first season this May with the Skyesports Premier League PUBG Mobile tournament, which will offer a large prize pool and include over 300 players from 16 cities across India.
The tournament, which is free to play, will consist of 44 matches to be played over 12 days with the 14 top teams moving on to the finals. The pre-launch event will be held in the first week of April in Chennai.
The teams that will be participating in the SPL PUBG Mobile tournament are Ahmedabad Admirals, Bangalore Royals, Goa Dragons, Guwahati Grenadiers, Cochin Mutants, Delhi Throttler, Chennai Clutchers, Jamshedpur Ninjas, Jaipur Strikers, Hyderabad Hunters, Kolkata Enigmas, Mumbai Manchester, Pune Combats, Pondicherry Snipers, Punjab Pinnacles, and Vizag Tridents.
The SPL PUBG Mobile tournament has already gained some attention after renowned Indian actors Ashok Selvan, Priya Anand, Harish Kalyan, Aishwarya Dutta, and Sakshi Agarwal unveiled the logo for the event last month.
SPL PUBG Mobile Tournament Sponsors and Partners
As mentioned, Good Gamer Corp will be partnering with Skyesports to launch the SPL PUBG Mobile tournament. Good Gamer Corp has also been chosen as the co-presenter and official streaming partner of the event.
According to Charles Creighton, the CEO of Good Gamer, the tournament is the perfect opportunity to enter India’s ever-growing gaming market.
“India’s gaming market is on track to reach 628 million users this year and is displaying huge market potential. SkyEsports is at the forefront of the Esports movement in South India and GoodGamer couldn’t be more excited to partner with the company for the SkyEsports’ Premier League tournament in May,” Creighton said.
“SkyEsports’ dedication to growing the gaming community in South India is directly in line with GoodGamer’s vision and we believe the partnership provides us with a unique path to developing a relationship with the Indian gaming community,” he added.
The tournament also has some notable sponsors, including Nippon Paint India, Monster Energy, and FiberNet.
“There’s no denying that India is emerging as one of the most lucrative markets for eSports. As we are at the forefront of an improved gaming infrastructure in our country, more gamers are beginning to look at eSports as a professional career choice as opposed to just entertainment,” explained Nippon Paint’s Director of Marketing, Mark Titus.
Titus added that “Nippon Paint as a brand is thrilled to be part of this digital revolution by associating with Skyesports’ Premier League. By facilitating this event, we wish to encourage the growing gamer community in India and contribute to the Indian gaming industry which has great potential to make a mark globally.”
The SPL PUBG Mobile tournament format is being considered by some as a game-changer in comparison to other esports tournaments in that it will not be auctioning players and teams.
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