The Free Fire Esports Premier League Crosses 1 million Registrations!
July 29, 2021
Teams will compete for a total prize pool of INR 25 lakh!
The Free Fire tournament as part of the Esports Premier League 2021, gets the first 1 million registrations in the nation-wide tournament. The registrations went live on the 16th of June 2021 and concluded the last phase of registration with the colossal number of registrations.
ESPL 2021, with Infinix smartphone as the presenting sponsor, is being played under the aegis of a gamer-centric campaign #ESPLGameSeFame that encourages players to showcase their top game and get recognition in the industry.
“The astounding figures we have for the registration numbers of ESPL 2021 itself validate our position in the Esports sector. We are extremely happy by this overwhelming response to the inaugural edition of India’s first-ever franchise-based Esports league. What these amazing numbers tell us is that Esports is set to create history in India — both in terms of its growth as well as the interest, it is rapidly garnering among India’s youth. Competitive Esports events like the ESPL are setting the bar very high and propelling the industry to greater heights. The second phase of the league has all the action and current scenario working as a catalyst for our league, so be assured of a rocking and entertaining season,” said ESPL director Vishwalok Nath.
Out of the registered 1 million, only the top 400 players from over 88 different teams will proceed to level 2. In this level, the 8 top Indian teams will join the qualified 88 teams from level 1, and the resulting 96 teams will be divided into 8 groups of 12 each competing for the top 8 spots.
These top 8 teams will represent the eight regions of the Esports Premier League 2021. These eight teams will compete for a staggering INR 25 Lakhs prize pool in the main event.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in India, the organizers have been forced to host the event virtually, and it will be going on over the next two and a half months. Fans can watch the event live on the OTT giant Disney+ Hotstar, Free Fire official streaming platform Booyah and Malayalam OTT platform Koode alongside official YouTube and Facebook channels of India Today and Aaj Tak and its websites.