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A content and esports brand, Penta Esports aims to lead and grow grassroots esports by providing opportunities for aspiring esports athletes. The brand’s first initiative in this direction, the Penta Amateur League, exclusively for amateur and semi-professional gamers, recorded a successful first season with over 7.6 lakh viewership, with an overall viewing time of over of 34 lakh minutes. With the aim of going beyond metros, to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, the platform will enable enthusiasts to carve out careers as esports athletes.

Penta Amateur League Season 1 was launched in October 2021 and ended in March 2022 with a total of ₹30,000,000 given out in the prize pool. It featured multiple esports titles on mobile, PC and consoles every month namely World Cricket Championship 3, Gran Turismo Sport, Valorant, Battlegrounds Mobile India, Free Fire, Pokemon Unite, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tekken 7, Clash Royale and Brawl Stars. .

The league had 76 matchdays and 24 broadcast days, including the “Penta Talk Show” preceding each month’s broadcast. League matches were broadcast on multiple platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Loco and Booyah, culminating in over 116 hours of total broadcast time with a peak concurrent viewership of 6,853. Social media posts about the league on the social media platforms of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter had a cumulative engagement of 24%.

Mentioned Anurag Khurana, Founder and CEO of Penta Esports“We have launched the first edition of the ‘Penta Amateur League’ with the vision of providing opportunities for aspiring esports athletes across titles and platforms. India’s growth and will contribute to the growth of the sector.

Mentioned Kiran Noojibail, Co-Founder of Penta Esports and Head of Esports“Our goal with Penta Amateur League was to inspire esports enthusiasts to start and continue their journey to becoming an esports athlete, regardless of game and platform. We are thrilled with the response for the season 1 and expect to announce Season 2 of the league in the coming weeks.

Each month’s finals were preceded by musical performances by independent artists, such as Gamini Khurana, Sushant Satija, Ashter X, Saahil Bhargava, Anindita Dey, Muktak Kanjilal and LiveIn Blues.

All league registration and scheduling was done on the Penta Esports platform, The platform is a one-stop destination for all things esports, including match schedules, match results, tournament and league VODs, content, news, announcements, and more.

Founded by industry veterans Anurag Khurana, Kiran Noojibail and Akshay Paul, Penta Esports aims to disrupt the ecosystem in India with a holistic approach to the industry including leagues, tournaments, content and more.

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