‘Esportz Premier Series, India’s Yearlong Esports Championship’ is the flagship IP of esportz.in, the gaming arm of Gig Work Private Limited. It was born from the idea of bringing a tournament for everyone, whether a participant looking for a platform to showcase his skills in Esports or a casual spectator who enjoys watching games.
Esportz Premier Series Presented by Josh and Supported by Redbull, welcomed gamers of all genres, be it PC, mobile, or console, with a tremendous prize pool of Rs 40,00,000 on the line. The tournament began in January and open-for-all qualifiers were held every month. The 12 open qualifiers which included three games that is Free Fire, Valorant, and FIFA, drew over 5000 participants to the tournament and showcased 1000+ matches that generated 10.2 million impressions, attracting professionals and novices alike.
Each title apart from FIFA had four open-for-all qualifiers, with one lakh on the line in each of the four. 10 lakhs each is reserved for the Grand Finale of Free Fire and Valorant. FIFA had 50,000 up for grabs in each qualifier with a total of two qualifiers and has a cash prize of 5,00,000 for the Grand Finale. Qualified teams are now here to fight at the Grand Finale for the title and remainder of the INR 40,00,000 prize pool.
The Grand Finale has been moved online from LAN owing to Covid-19 concerns, with the best interests of the participants in mind, respecting guidelines, and placing a high focus on players’ health and safety.
Winners of Esportz Premier Series Open Qualifiers:
FREE FIRE –
- Chemin Esports – Free Fire Qualifier 1 Winner
- TN Blasters – Free Fire Qualifier 1 Runner up
- Head Hunters – Free Fire Qualifier 2 Winner
- Godlike Esports – Free Fire Qualifier 2 Runner up
- Team D Esports – Free Fire Qualifier 3 Winner
- TSM IND – Free Fire Qualifier 3 Runner up
- TSG Army – Free Fire Qualifier 4 Winner
- Nigma Galaxy – Free Fire Qualifier 4 Runner up
- Titanium Esports – Wild Card #1 Placement
- Desi Gamer Esports – Wild Card #2 Placement
- Team Chaos – Wild Card #3 Placement
- Total Gaming Esports – Wild Card #4 Placement
- Global Esports – Valorant Qualifier 1 Winner
- Team XO – Valorant Qualifier 3 Winner
- Velocity Gaming – Valorant Qualifier 4 Winner
- Enigma Gaming – Promoted to Finale from Qualifier Placements.
- Charanjot Singh – FIFA Qualifier 1 Winner
- Saransh Jain – FIFA Qualifier 2 Winner
- Sagnik Banerjee – Wild Card #1 Placement
- Aditya Chadha – Wild Card #2 Placement
Gaming and music is all about rhythm. Music helps to settle your nerves, which is very important when it comes to competing in esports. You need something to connect with you and music does that job.
The three days of Finale will not only be focused on gaming throughout, but renowned international artists like Nitro Fun and Justin Oh, as well as national artists like Karan Kanchan and Sledge from Gully Gang, will be on hand to liven up the mood for the viewers.
Justin Oh, who is South Korea’s fastest growing star in electronic dance music, will play an opening act live. He is well-known for his hit “Wait For You,” which was featured in Paul Oakenfold’s mix CD “Never Mind The Bollocks.” Another international artist, Nitro Fun, the Mexican music producer best known in the gaming world for tracks like New Game, Final Boss, and Cheat Codes, will perform a closing performance on the final day. Furthermore, the last day will also feature an exclusive live performance of ‘Esportz Anthem’, a special song for the gaming community created by trap and bass music producer Karan Kanchan and written and sung by Rapper Sledge. Karan Kanchan has worked with Divine, MC Altaf, Kaam Bhari, besides co-producing tracks by Raftaar and RajaKumari, while Sledge has long been regarded as a stalwart of hip-hop and rap in India.
The last Rs 5,00,000 of the prize pool is allocated for the final phase of the Esportz Premier Series, the online ‘Cosplay Championship,’ which also fosters the scene’s aspiring amateurs by dedicating an Rs 50,000 prize pool exclusively for them. This will inspire cosplayers who are still in high school or college for future competitions.
This is the first of its kind Cosplay Championship in India which is thoroughly online, and it will be held over three days on the 17 December to19 December, with Medha Srivastava and Jeet Molankar handpicking the best cosplayers in the country.
Registrations are live until 10 December
Cosplay Championship Schedule:
- 17 December – Open for all Qualifiers
• 18 December – Amateur Qualifiers
• 19 December – Final Judging
With so many surprises in store for viewers, don’t forget be a part of Esportz Premier Series Grand Finale as India’s top players of FIFA, Valorant, and Free Fire put a fight one last time for the culmination of INR 40,00,000 while completing the cycle of January to December.
From 10 am on 8 December, the Grand Finale will be exclusively livestreamed on esportz YouTube channel. The Esportz Premier Series will also return in 2022 with a much larger prize pool.