Mobile Premier League (MPL) India’s one of the largest esports and mobile gaming platforms, on Tuesday announced the launch of College Premier League (CPL). The League would be India’s biggest competitive online mobile gaming and Esports championship for college students. As a part of this initiative, students can actively compete to win scholarships and cash prizes both at an individual level as well as at the institutional level, with a total value of Rs 1 Crore. CPL is completely free for college students to participate in and has no entry fee.
Over the duration of the College Premier League, beginning from November 27, students from across the country can contend for top honors across a wide range of mobile games such as World Cricket Championship, Chess, Pool and Rogue Heist. The company states that the games were carefully chosen based on their interest and popularity among the students, as well as those that appeal to both regular and casual gamers. Competing colleges will be awarded points on the basis of their performance, which will see them through intra-college, regional, zonal, and national rounds. The finalists will get to live to stream their games along with influencers such as comedian Tanmay Bhat on MPL’s social media channels potentially reaching an audience of over two million.
Commenting on the launch of the College Premier League, Sai Srinivas, Co-founder, and CEO, MPL, said, “Over the last few months, we have seen a tremendous boost in online gaming. Not just as a means of keeping audiences entertained, but also as a viable career option. The industry is growing at a fast pace with several options being created for players to go pro, supported by developers, marketing professionals, and more. Through the College Premier League, we are hopeful of creating awareness about these opportunities and their potential.”
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