The 5th edition of NODWIN Gaming’s ESL India Premiership 2000 has registered a 300% upward swing in registration over the numbers of the corresponding season for last year.
The registration for the 2020 season has started from May 21 and over 12,000 gamers had enrolled till the week ending on June 6. There have been around 3,000 registrations in the first fortnight for the same event last season – ESL Indian Premiership 2019. This indicates that the lockdown has resulted in a four-fold growth for the event.
The registration process is on till Sunday, June 14.
The growth shows a straight correlation with SportzFront guest writer Ashutosh Sinha’s report on how investment worth billions is coming into online gaming IPs amidst lockdown.
“We are extremely happy by this overwhelming response to the premiership, having already registered 4 times the number of players as compared to last year and in half the time at that. This keen interest in esports is set to grow exponentially in times to come. In the past few months during this lockdown, a huge chunk of youth in India made a shift to digital medium for their entertainment fix and we don”t see them going back to the pre-lockdown patterns. We expect big esports events like the ESL India Premiership 2020 to continue to gain traction amongst the youth,” says Akshat Rathee, Co-Founder and MD, NODWIN Gaming.
According to an IANS report, In the initial phase the summer season of ESL India Premiership 2020 has managed to create a buzz and catch the attention of gamers with its high-octane FIFA, PUBG and Clash of Clan matches.
ESL India Premiership 2020 is offering a whopping prize of ₹ 1.15 crore.
The excitement will unfold live on Disney+Hotstar.