Bollywood actor and singer Tiger Shroff has been named the model ambassador for India’s first franchise-based esports league, Esports Premier League.
Monetary phrases of this new deal weren’t disclosed.
One of many highest-paid actors in India, Shroff has starred in such hit Hindi movies because the Baaghi movie sequence, Munna Michael, Scholar of the 12 months 2, Conflict, and lots of extra. Shroff, who can also be an honorary fifth-degree black belt in Taekwondo, is especially widespread amongst India’s youth, a key motive why this new partnership is vital to the ESPL, because it makes an attempt to deliver esports to a mainstream viewers within the nation.
With the vast majority of the 1.four billion Indian inhabitants being youth, the Bollywood sensation additionally identified for his ardour for sports activities and Blended Martial Arts will join Esports to the mainstream because the inaugural version of the league guarantees to deliver the thrill of Esports via its nationwide event with lakhs of registrations that may begin from Wednesday. The preliminary rounds will have interaction in a extremely aggressive contest as eight groups can be chosen within the third spherical who will go on to contest within the grand finale.
ESPL, whose core construction is franchised city-based groups, formally kicks off on Wednesday, with smartphone maker Infinix serving because the presenting sponsor. Season 1 competitions will characteristic Garena’s Free Hearth and can be held on-line over the following two-and-a-half months, with an general prize pool value Rs. 25 lakhs ($34Okay USD) and the highest 88 groups. The primary-place winner will earn Rs. 12 lakhs ($16.3K), second place takes house Rs. 6 lakhs ($eight.1K), and third place will win Rs. three lakhs ($4K).
Matches can be streamed on linear TV via the OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar, and on YouTube and Fb channels of India At the moment and Aaj Tak and its web sites.