Gaming and esports company, Penta Esports, has announced that the February 2022 edition of ‘Penta Amateur League’ will feature three esports titles, Pokemon Unite on mobile and Switch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Switch and Tekken 7 on PC. The tournament will feature a total prize pool of Rs 5,00,000. Registrations have started and teams and players can enter the tournament on Penta Esports’ platform.
Said Penta Esports co-founder and head of esports Kiran Noojibail, “Our aim is to provide opportunities to aspiring esports athletes irrespective of titles or platforms. The inclusion of multiple esports titles across platforms will add a new dimension to the league and add further value for athletes as well as our partners.”
The ‘Penta Amateur League’ is exclusively for amateurs and semi-professional esports athletes and teams. The games chosen for the tournament throughout the league will be platform agnostic and will include PC, console and mobile titles. Season 1 of the league will run for six months, October 2021 to March 2022, with a monthly prize pool of Rs 5,00,000, adding up to a total prize pool of Rs 30,00,000.
The qualifiers of the tournament will run from 14 to 20 February. The finals will be broadcast live on Penta’s Facebook page and YouTube channel from 25 to 27 February. The broadcast will be preceded by the ‘Penta Talk Show’ on 24 February where the caster and host will discuss the qualifiers, team and players journeys and possibilities for the finals.
Founded by industry veterans Anurag Khurana, Kiran Noojibail and Akshay Paul, Penta Esports aims to disrupt the ecosystem in India with a holistic approach towards the sector, including leagues, tournaments, content and much more.