Penta Esports has announced the launch of its first grassroots esports league, the Penta Amateur League, with a total prize pool of 50,000,000 for each ten-month season. Focused on the grassroots esports ecosystem, this league will provide opportunities for aspiring esports athletes nationwide. Each season will feature one or more esports titles each month and a monthly prize pool of 5,000,000. The “Penta Amateur League” is exclusively reserved for amateur and semi-professional athletes and esports teams. Games chosen for the tournament across the league will be platform independent and include titles on PC, console and mobile.
Season 1 of the Penta Amateur League will run over six months, from October 2021 to March 2022, with a monthly prize pool of 5,000,000, for a total prize pool of 30,000,000.
Penta Esports Founder and CEO Anurag Khurana said, “Our main vision for launching Penta Esports was to provide opportunities for grassroots players and ultimately make the entire esports athlete journey easier. This league is a first step in that direction, with more to come in the future. “
The first month of Season 1 will feature World Cricket Championship 3 on mobile and Gran Turismo Sport on PS4 / PS5 as the monthly titles, with each title having a prize pool of 250,000. Registration for the league runs from October 6 to 13. This month’s matches will run from October 16-31 and will be broadcast live from October 29-31. The league will start with qualifying games and move into the playoffs, culminating in the finals.
Nextwave Multi Media Co-Founder and CEO PR Rajendran said: “With WCC, we wanted to bring a rich and competitive cricket experience for everyone. We believe that the “Penta Amateur League” will provide a great opportunity for players who wish to become esports athletes and we are delighted to be a part of it. “
The matches will be broadcast live from the playoffs on Penta Esports’ Facebook and YouTube channels. The finals will also be preceded by the “Penta Talk Show”, featuring experts reviewing the qualifiers and discussing the qualifiers. Registration is now open on Penta Esports’ recently launched platform, pentaesports. com.
The company recently launched its IP tournament titled “Penta Challenge”, the first tournament being on the Valorant game. This tournament marked the launch of the Penta Esports platform. The platform will be a one-stop destination for everything esports related, including match schedules, match results, tournament and league VODs, content, news, announcements and more.
Founded by industry veterans Anurag Khurana, Kiran Noojibail and Akshay Paul, Penta Esports aims to disrupt the ecosystem in India with a holistic approach to the industry, including leagues, tournaments, content and more.