Penta Esports, a gaming and e-sports company, has announced the launch of its latest IP, the “Penta Collegiate League”, introduced by Loco, for colleges and universities in India. Tournaments that take place within this league will be broadcast exclusively on the Loco app and website (loco.gg). Other partners in this league are “Leverage Edu”, a partner for study abroad, and “GOQii”, a partner for healthcare.
The first season of the “Penta Collegiate League” will feature two e-sports titles, Valorant on PC and Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) on mobile with 30 00 000 ₹, which will be awarded as scholarships.
Penta Esports founder and CEO Anurag Khurana said of the idea behind this new sports league: “Our main goal is to provide opportunities for beginning sports athletes at a grassroots level. Esports are rapidly gaining in popularity as a viable path for many and we want to provide a platform similar to conventional sports for beginning sports athletes. The aim of the scholarship is to help e-sports athletes in their efforts. »
Ashwin Suresh, the founder of Loco, said of the partnership: “Streaming games is no longer just a hobby. When players become creators and start streaming and tournament organizers create new events, this content attracts new audiences. Increased audience will ultimately lead to increased revenue for the whole ecosystem. As a pioneer in this industry, we are excited to see it grow and take an active part in its growth. Through our connection with the “Penta Collegiate League”, we want to support beginning streamers and give them an impetus in their e-sports careers. »
The first season will include two playoffs for both matches. Registration for the first qualification is already underway and will continue until June 19, 2022, the matches of the first qualification are ready to start on June 21. Second qualifying dates will be announced soon.
The qualifiers and finals of the first season will be broadcast live exclusively on the Penta Esports channel on Loco. Students can participate in the tournament by going to the Pentaesports website and completing the registration process.
Full details of the league can be found on the Penta Esports platform, pentaesports.com. The platform is a central destination for all Penta, including fixtures, match results, tournament and league VOD, content, news, announcements and more.
Founded by industry veterans Anurag Khurana, Kiran Noojibail and Akshay Paul, Penta Esports aims to disrupt India’s ecosystem with a holistic approach to the industry, including leagues, tournaments, content and more.