Mobile Premier League (MPL), India’s digital sports gaming platform which was launched in September 2018, today announced its plan to host the biggest mobile speed chess tournament in India, MPL Chess Mahayudh, on 21 July 2019. The tournament was flagged off by the Chess Grandmaster, Vishwanathan Anand. This 12-hour gaming competition will have over 200,000 chess enthusiasts competing for the top spots, making it the biggest ever Chess tournament organized online and offline. MPL is offering an attractive pool prize or INR 10 lakh and cash rewards as high as INR 5 Lakh for the tournament winner alone. Registrations for the tournament have begun on 7 July 2019.
Each round of Speed Chess lasts only for 3 minutes. Played in the Battle format, this highly competitive version of the game will test the competitors’ ability to make split-second strategic decisions and pre-empt opponent moves under the pressure of a timer. MPL is India’s fastest growing Esports platform with over 1 million active players across the country. The inclusion of Speed Chess is a testament to MPL’s dedication to consistently build and expand its gaming portfolio.
“We are thrilled to launch the Mahayudh Chess tournament on MPL. This is a major landmark in our effort to keep our platform exciting to both casual and professional gamers. We believe that real-time, multiplayer games are the future of digital gaming. Chess is one of the oldest, strategy based multiplayer games with deep roots to India’s culture. We’re proud to host this tournament and we expect it to be the largest online Chess tournament in terms of number of participants competing on a single platform. “said Sai Srinivas Kiran G, Co-founder and CEO, MPL.
“I am excited to introduce chess to India’s growing digital gaming community. I am sure MPL Chess Mahayudh will be a closely contested event. It’s a great platform to introduce youngsters to the game and I’m very excited to see them showcase their talent in this tournament.” said the World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand.
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