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India’s biggest college Esports festival starts today

India’s biggest college Esports festival starts today

The Bridge Desk

Published: 27 Nov 2020 6:58 AM GMT

The College Premier League (CPL) hosted by the Mobile Premier League (MPL) is all set to kick off today. The CPL is expected to be India’s biggest mobile gaming and e-sports championships for the college students.

The CPL is a free tournament to enter with no registration fee. The tournament though will allow students to actively compete and earn scholarships and cash prizes at both individual and institutional level, with total value of INR.1 Crore. The tournament which begins on November 27th will see students from all across the country fighting it out in mobile games like World Cricket Championships, Chess, Pool and Rouge Heist.

“Over the last few months, we have seen a tremendous boost in online gaming. Not just as a means of keeping audiences entertained, but also as a viable career option. The industry is growing at a fast pace with several options being created for players to go pro, supported by developers, marketing professionals, and more. Through the College Premier League, we are hopeful of creating awareness about these opportunities and their potential,” said the Co-founder and CEO of MPL, Sai Srinivas.

The games chosen for the tournament were such that which will attract both regular and casual gamers and the ones which enjoy the most popularity and interest amongst the students. The colleges would be awarded points based on their performance which will see them compete in the intra-college, regional, zonal and national rounds. Students from over 100 colleges are expected to participate in the tournament when the intra-college level participations start today.

The intra-college tournament will take place between November 27th to November 30th. While, the regional tournament will be held between December 2nd to December 5th, with the zonal tournament expected to be held from December 7th to December 10th.

The final stage of the national tournament will commence on December 12th. The finalists of the tournament will stand a chance to live stream their games on MPL’s social media platforms along with the likes of comedian and popular YouTube streamer, Tanmay Bhat.

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