The Esports Club, a Bangalore based esports tournament platform has announced its esports event, the Dell Gaming TEC Pro League for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The tournament is powered by WD Black and it is open to gamers and teams from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka which will begin in October, running every month till the end of February with a total prize pool of Rs 15 lakhs.
The Esports Club co-founder and head of business development Ishaan Arya, said, “We are extremely excited to be entering the CS:GO esports ecosystem. I feel the TEC Pro League format has a lot to offer and will help create a bit more stability in the Indian esports ecosystem while also allowing teams to constantly compete and improve with high stakes every single month.”
It will be hosted in association with ZOTAC Gaming and ACT Fibernet. The total prize pool will be split between five seasons, featuring Rs 3 lakhs each season along with a WD Blue NVME SSD for the top MVP in each division.
ZOTAC Gaming country head Deepak Gupta said, “At ZOTAC We’re always looking for the best possible ways to encourage and engage with our esports audience as we look to reinforce the notion ‘Frames Win Games’. The TEC Pro League format is amazing, and will really help develop the esports talent in India. ”
After an initial qualifying phase, the top 24 teams from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka would be divided into three divisions. Each season will last for three weeks, with each division competing for its own independent prize pool. In addition to the prize money, the top MVP from each division will also be awarded with a WD Blue NVME SSD.
ACT Fibernet head of marketing, innovation, and customer experience Ravi Karthik, said, “The concept of gaming has grown exponentially and we are at a juncture where the industry is unveiling platforms to hone and foster talent further. In this dynamic sphere, the need of the hour is to render support and strengthen the community to ensure that the spirit of participating and realizing one’s potential continues. ACT Fibernet’s endeavour is to continue pushing boundaries and innovating to build a robust infrastructure to enable the community’s growth. Gamers can feel the advantage of gaming on ACT Fibernet’s future-ready networks that are especially built to provide a seamless experience with lowest pings.”
At the end of every season, the top three teams from each division will get promoted into the next division with the bottom three teams in each division being relegated. The bottom three teams in division three are eliminated from the league at the end of the season, and a new open qualifier will allow three new teams to enter the league through division three of each season.