Indian organisation Skyesports has launched its Premier League in partnership with Good Gamer Corp, starting with Tencent’s PUBG Mobile.
The first season of the event will have a “huge prize pool” according to a release, though a specific figure has not been disclosed at the time of writing.
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Skyesports Premier League will begin with a pre-launch event in the first week of April and is sponsored by Nippon Paint India. The tournament series was unveiled by a collection of Indian actors, namely Ashok Selvan, Priya Anand, Harish Kalyan, Aishwarya Dutta, and Sakshi Agarwal.
The teams that will compete in the Skyesports Premier League are: Chennai Clutchers, Bangalore Royals, Hyderabad Hunters, Vizag Tridents, Cochin Mutants, Mumbai Manchester, Delhi Throttler, Kolkata Enigmas, Pune Combats, Punjab Pinnacles, Ahmedabad Admirals, Jamshedpur Ninjas, Jaipur Strikers, Pondicherry Snipers, Goa Dragons, and Guwahati Grenadiers.
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Charles Creighton, CEO of Good Gamer Corp, spoke on the event in a release: “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.
“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.”
Esports Insider says: PUBG Mobile is no joke when it comes to India, so it makes sense that it would be the first title in the Skyesports Premier League. Details in terms of event format and the prize pool are slim so it’s not possible to judge the venture in its entirety at the moment.