Gaming and esports company, Penta Esports, has announced that the February 2022 edition of ‘Penta Amateur League’ will feature three esports titles, Pokemon Unite on mobile and Switch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Switch, and Tekken 7 on PC. The tournament will feature a total prize pool of ₹5,00,000. Registrations have started and teams and players can enter the tournament on Penta Esports’ platform pentaesports.com.
The qualifiers of the tournament will run from 14th to 20th February. The finals will be broadcast live on Penta’s Facebook page and YouTube channel from 25th to 27th February. The broadcast will be preceded by the ‘Penta Talk Show’ on 24th February.
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The ‘Penta Amateur League’ is exclusively for amateurs and semi-professional esports athletes and teams. The games chosen for the tournament throughout the league will be platform-agnostic and will include PC, console, and mobile titles. Season 1 of the league will run for six months, from October 2021 to March 2022, with a monthly prize pool of ₹5,00,000, adding up to a total prize pool of ₹30,00,000.
The January 2022 edition of the Penta Amateur League featured Free Fire. The playoffs took place from 27th to 29th January with team Aura Gaming Esports winning the tournament. The final day of the playoffs also saw a music performance by artist Saahil Bhargava. Apart from Penta Esports’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, the matches were also broadcast on the Booyah! India channel on the Booyah! app.
The broadcast of the finals will be preceded by the Penta Talk Show, where the caster and host will discuss the qualifiers, team and players’ journeys, and possibilities for the finals.
Penta Esports co-founder and head of esports Kiran Noojibail said, “Our aim is to provide opportunities to aspiring esports athletes irrespective of titles or platforms. The inclusion of multiple esports titles across platforms will add a new dimension to the league and add further value for athletes as well as our partners.”
The complete details of the league are available on Penta Esports’ platform, pentaesports.com. The platform is a one-stop destination for all things Penta, including match schedules, match results, VODs of tournaments and leagues, content, news, announcements, and much 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 towards the sector, including leagues, tournaments, content, and much more.
Donna Amo was a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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