India’s premier poker competition, Poker Sports League, today announced the launch of its third season which will be held from November 2019 – March 2020. The announcement was made by Promoter and Founder – Poker Sports League, Mr. Amit Burman, and CEO and Co-founder – Mr. Pranav Bagai, with a prize pool of more than INR 4 crores.
Brainchild of Mr Amit Burman, Poker Sports League is a culmination of a series of skill testing and nerve-wracking poker Qualifiers in the lead up to a scintillating Finale which crowns the ultimate team in poker. The Poker Sports League was launched in 2016 as India’s first-ever poker league with the vision of providing poker enthusiasts from around the world the opportunity of free participation focusing on skill and technique. The league has caught the attention of thousands of poker players with its unique team-based format wherein participants compete in the Qualifiers/Online Auditions, and the successful players are then drafted into teams which compete for the ultimate prize at the Finale. Poker Sports League is also the only team-based poker competition played in the world which gives amateur players the opportunity to play along and learn from world-class professionals.
The first two seasons of the league provided unprecedented numbers in terms of prize-pool, prize money to players and Livestream viewership across all poker competitions around the world. Owing to the tremendous response received, the third season will also see Promoter and Founder, Mr Burman invest over two million dollars to further scale up the league.
Speaking about the third season of the Poker Sports League, Promoter and Founder, Mr. Amit Burman said:
Completely risk-free and with the chance to win big, the Online Qualifiers, also known as Online Auditions, will be powered by Adda52 and will take place from November 2019 – February 2020. The Qualifiers will also be held offline across four major cities in India – New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata.
After the culmination of the qualifiers, there will be a selection ceremony where the owners of the ten teams, will choose twelve players each from various drafts. Each team will consist of seven amateur players, three professional players and two wildcards, out of which, a Mentor/Playing Captain will be leading them at the Finale, which shall take place in March 2020 in Kolkata.
CEO and Co-founder of Poker Sports League, Mr. Pranav Bagai also spoke on the occasion:
Poker Sports League is also excited to have Indian chess grandmaster and five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand on board as the Brand Ambassador. One of India’s greatest minds, who is known to have started a revolution in chess across the country, Anand has joined hands with the league in order to promote the game of poker in India, and encourage players to put to use their sharp mind skills.
Unlike other poker tournaments, Poker Sports League is also an open platform for all poker stakeholders and operators.
About Poker Sports League
The Poker Sports League is India’s first-ever poker league which offers poker players from around the world the chance to be a part of the 10 teams who fight it out for the ultimate glory in poker. Being the world’s largest poker league in terms of prize-pool and participation, Poker Sports League is also the only sports format in the world where each team has a combination of professionals and amateurs.
Started in 2016 with the idea of sportifying the game of poker through a unique, team-based format, the Poker Sports League is a culmination of a series of skill testing and nerve-wracking poker Qualifiers in the lead up to a scintillating Finale which crowns the ultimate team in poker.
Into its third season now, India’s first-ever poker league has captured the imagination of thousands of people around the globe with its team-based format and turned out to be an instant success among the poker playing population with its zero participation fee. It has also been able to attract participation from around the world with big prize-pools and no entry fee and is a leader in the mind sports industry. Co-owned by Mr Amit Burman and Mr Pranav Bagai, the third season of the league will be held from November 2019 – March 2020.