ESL India Premiership inaugurated with launch of Starter Cup 1

ESL has today inaugurated India’s premier esports event, ESL India Premiership with the launch of the first edition of Starter Cup.

ESL has today inaugurated India’s premier esports event, ESL India Premiership with the launch of the first edition of Starter Cup.

Registrations for all three game titles have concluded with an astounding number of teams and individuals turning up for the event. A total of close to 350 entries have been registered on the ESL website, which not only includes numerous national participants but also a fair number of international teams.

ESL India Premiership 2016 CS: GO Starter Cup #1             - 150 teams

ESL India Premiership 2016 Hearthstone Starter Cup #1      - 67 players

ESL India Premiership 2016 DOTA 2 Starter Cup #1            - 187 teams

The Starter Cup 1 brackets have been released. Interestingly most of the top tier teams are given a free pass in the first round. When contacted with Anup ‘Phobia’ Dustakar, Pro Gaming head at NODWIN Gaming, he has mentioned that “it was necessary to make it fairer for the armature participants, at least for the first round of this sudden death format”. 

All the matches in Starter Cup 1 are going to be played in a Single elimination Best-of-One format, except for the finals. The matches will be played for 21 days without any discontinuation. The finals of all three game titles are going to be played on the penultimate day, with the format being used is Best-of-Three.

A prize pool of INR 35,000 is allotted for both DOTA 2 and CS: GO while INR 25,000 for HearthStone for all the Starter Cups. Both the winner and the runner up teams of Starter Cup 1 will qualify for the first Challenger scheduled at end of July. 

As mentioned by ESL, since it is not practically possible to cover every single one of the matches, one match is going to be highlighted every day for each one of DOTA2, CS: GO and HearthStone, which will be handpicked by the tournament administrator. All of the above three matches will be live streamed on ESL India Premiership Twitch Channel from 7pm to 10 pm.

If you are still catching up with the hype train of ESL India Premiership, check out the following links of news articles we have published earlier:

ESL launches India’s Premier Esports Event: ESL INDIA PREMIERSHIP

ESL India Premiership in depth details

ESL Releases Major Updates for ESL India Premiership

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