Indian esports organization Skyesports announced the launch of the Skyesports Premier League (SPL) in association with Good Gamer Corp., an online engagement marketing firm and developer of the GoodGamer app.
Skyesports is one of the leading esports ventures in south India. The company, which is part of Skytou Studios, has hosted an esports championship tournament in collaboration with PGAX and organized DOTA2, FIFA20 and PUBG Mobile tournaments for the Indian Institute of Technology.
Skyesports Premier League is kicking off its first season this May with the Skyesports Premier League PUBG Mobile tournament, which offers a large prize pool and includes over 300 players from 16 cities across India.
The tournament is free to play and will consist of 44 matches played over 12 days with the top 14 teams proceeding to the finals. The pre-launch event will be held in the first week of April in Chennai.
The teams participating in the SPL PUBG Mobile tournament are the Ahmedabad Admirals, Bangalore Royals, Cochin Mutants, Delhi Throttler, Goa Dragons, Guwahati Grenadiers, Chennai Clutchers, Hyderabad Hunters, Kolkata Enigmas, Jamshedpur Ninjas, Jaipur Strikers, Mumbai Manchester, Pondicherry Snipers, Pune Combats, Punjab Pinnacles, and Vizag Tridents.
The SPL tournament has already garnered some attention after four 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 Partners and Sponsors
Good Gamer Corp is partnering with Skyesports to launch the SPL PUBG Mobile tournament. Good Gamer has also been chosen by Skyesports as the co-presenter and official streaming partner of the event.
According to Good Gamer CEO Charles Creighton, this is a perfect opportunity to enter India’s 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,” said Creighton.
“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 SPL tournament 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. “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 format of the SPL PUBG Mobile tournament is considered by some to be a game-changer in comparison to other esports tournaments in that it will not be auctioning players and teams.
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