eSports or electronic sports, includes games or sports played on PC, Consoles or mobiles. There is a high rise in the field of eSports in India and many gamers who want to make a career in such sports want it to grow in India as well, just like it is growing in other countries like US, Korea, China and many European countries. The gamers all around the world are making a name for themselves in this field and also getting big moolah for their performances.
Looking forward towards all this growing demand, Founder of UTV group and media & entertainment entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala is set to big step in this industry by introducing an eSports league in India. This news is surely going to get many gamers excited around the country and this is something they all have been waiting for a long time. Till now this kind of competitions or tournaments were only seen in some universities or arranged by some games parlors.
The eSports tournaments named UCypher will be first of its kind tournament in India. Screwvala said that this is the right time to introduce such leagues in India because of its growing popularity. The league will feature 10 teams taking part in PC, console and mobile games league.
With a positive feeling towards the league, Screwvala said “eSports fits very well in the DNA of USports. We want something out of the box, something disruptive and something that creates an impact. First, we got associated with Kabaddi (Pro Kabaddi League) and now we are going to launch eSports league.”
Due to the lack of required bandwidth for PC gaming, eSports culture could not develop in India like it has in other countries and now with a greater bandwidth, Indians are also getting involved in eSports. Screwvala is thinking to set May this year for the kick start of the first season of UCypher and every year there will be two years. He explained “We will have 10 teams of 12 players each. It will be a 45-day event in the first season and we are not selling the franchises for the first year. We will establish this first.”
The company is trying to deal with any popular youth-oriented channel which can air the league between the slot of 10 pm to 12 am. Those who are not aware of the popularity of eSports around the world, We can tell you that it is anything much more than you can imagine when you think of the words ‘a sports tournament’. Video game DOTA 2’s tournament is held every year by game’s developer company Valve Corporation and last year the winning prize for the tournament was set at a whopping $20 million. Need to say more?