E-sports firm Mobile Premier League has earmarked Rs 2,000 crore for a two-month-long multi-sport online mobile gaming tournament Great Indian Gaming League, starting from March 24, reported Economic Times. Founded in 2018, MPL claims to have over 90 million users across India, Indonesia, Europe and the US. The Company became the second gaming unicorn from India recently.
The tournament may see 3.5 million winners across multiple games and could potentially create thousands of winners between Rs 1 lakh and 1 crore prize range during this league, it added.
“As the largest multi-game mobile gaming tournament, GIGL will provide access to mobile e-sports to a vast and diverse group of gamers across the country in line with our vision to democratise e-sports. We are confident that the tournament will see millions of players participating from across the country,” Mobile Premier League (MPL) country head for India Namratha Swamy said in a statement.
The company expects to see 7 million players participate across different categories during the tournament that will run from March 24 to May 29, 2022. Last month, MPL acquired Germany-based GameDuell to foray into Europe.
“We believe our collaboration with GameDuell will give us the right strategic support and expertise to help us continue to offer exemplary gaming experience for both India and the world. Together, we look forward to creating best-in-class gaming experiences and growing the Mobile F2P segment” MPL cofounder and CEO Sai Srinivas said on the acquisition of GameDuell.