The start of 2017 was very important for all the fans of the professional video gaming in India because it was revealed that there are talks about establishing Indian eSports league for the first time in history. Soon after that, it was revealed that one of the richest Indian businessman and philanthropist, Ronnie Screwvala, has reportedly said that he will be investing more than 15 million dollars into establishing and starting the first eSports league in India. According to the Indian Economic Times that recently brought a story about this issue, it is said that the Indian eSports League will be launched this April.
Since then we have received several additional confirmations about the league, and it seems that the league will be organized two times during the year. The Indian eSports league competitions will feature the competition of six teams, and the prize pool will be set for almost 85,000 dollars. However, the amount of the prize pool is not set in stone, and it will most likely grow with each passing year. Even though professional video gaming fans from Europe, North America, Asia and other parts of the world might think that this kind of a prize pool is not that special, for India and Indian fans of professional video gaming this is by far the biggest prize pool that they have ever seen at an eSports event in their country.
Indian eSports League Dubbed UCypher
The Indian eSports League has also been given a name, and it seems the league will be called UCypher. Besides the announcement about the establishment of the league, it was also revealed that MTV will be broadcasting the competitions. According to the deal between MTV and the UCypher, MTV will be broadcasting updates about the league each day in the form of a one hour show. However, it has also been revealed that MTV will not be the only broadcaster involved because Twitch, YouTube as well as YouTube Gaming will also be involved in the business of bringing the league to a wide audience through broadcasts in their Internet streaming services. According to the man behind the establishing of UCypher or the Indian eSports League, the main reason for going with different broadcasting and esports streaming services was to bring the event to as many people as possible all around the world.
An Hour-Long Show On Daily Basis On MTV
According to some reports, the league will be played over the course of 37 days, but that information has not been confirmed yet. Even though the games at this event will be played from 4 p.m. until midnight, MTV will be broadcasting an hour long daily overview of the events. This tournament will follow the trend of some other tournaments that started similarly in regards to the types of competitions that will be featured. To start with, UCypher will feature competitions in Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. As you could probably guess, the main reason behind these being the two games to feature at the event in the fact that these are two of the most popular eSports in India and Indian eSports teams have been craving a solid competition in exactly these two titles.