New Delhi, Jan 22, 2021 (UNI/TNM): The gaming app, Paytm First Games (PFG), announced that they have agreed with the Esports Players League (ESPL) to form a partnership in regards to organizing mobile tournaments in India. ESPL is a Singapore-based global grassroots esports platform that aims to provide amateur gamers with a viable career path to pro gaming. Formed in 2019, the organization implements a hybrid online and on-ground tournament model and has a footprint in sixteen countries across Asia, Europe, and America.
PFG is India’s fastest growing gaming destination, and it has more than half a million active users per day that spend, on average, forty-five minutes per gaming session. The partnership entails that ESPL will enable mobile tournaments in India. It will eventually cover all Esports platforms, but the initial tournament launch will focus on mobile gaming.
Sudhanshu Gupta, Chief operating officer of PFG, said in a statement – “Esports was already growing fast in India. However, the current pandemic has added fuel to the fire. We saw an opportunity for a major player to come in and create a vast Esports ecosystem.” Michael Broda, ESPL’s CEO, added that due to the immense number of mobile gamers in India, and with the rollout of 5G, the country is naturally a massive target for all Esports tournament organizers. At present, six other tournament platforms are operating in the Indian Esports industry.
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