Pune-based gaming and esports company, JetSynthesys, has announced the Global e-Cricket Premier League (GEPL) with a prize pool of Rs 2.5 crore. This is slated to be the first-ever team based e-cricket tournament of this scale in India.
Over 2 lakh registrations have been accepted from over 1 crore interested players across the country. Over the course of the qualifiers, 100 players were selected who will now be playing across 8 teams for the championship title.
In order to stream the tournament matches, JetSynthesys has partnered with JioCinema, while the matches will also be broadcasted on Sports18 to further reach fans of e-cricket. The matches will be played on Real Cricket, a free-to-play mobile cricket simulation game.
The league matches have already begun, and the grand finals will take place on December 8, 2023 at a prominent venue in Pune in front of a live audience that will feature music performances by international and domestic artists.
“Global e-Cricket Premiere League (GEPL) is set to revolutionize the way consumers engage with esports. We are excited about the prospects of a league that will redefine the cricketing landscape in esports and enable players and fans to experience an engaging gaming platform,” said Rajan Navani, CEO, JetSynthesys.
The company also aims to “revolutionize” the esports market with the tournament and open up new opportunities for professionals to follow their passion in a “more disciplined and career-focused way”.
President of Esports at JetSynthesys, Rohit Potphode, who is also managing GEPL said,“Global e-Cricket Premiere League (GEPL) strives to be a champion of the esports industry, uniting gaming, entertainment, and cricket enthusiasts across the nation. We are committed to fostering growth, promoting talent, and empowering players to achieve their full potential through our platform.”