Besides being one of the best franchise-based esports events held in the country, ESPL 2021 has attracted many eyes in the Indian esports community. India’s leading ministers and bureaucrats have extended some immense support to develop the scene of Indian esports in the region.
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodiya shared his views towards the now emerging Indian eSports market. While addressing the winners and participants of ESPL 2021 he said, “It’s my pleasure to be here. To be part of this wonderful event. Esports could become a well-accepted and well-executed tournament in India. I congratulate the team.”
He further added “Esports now is growing very fast. I am convinced that this “E” sport deserves all the support and recognition. I promise that the Delhi government will encourage Esports in every possible manner. We will be happy to encourage all the initiatives that will help the industry and the sector to grow.”
Before concluding his speech, he said ” It is up to us and the governments to promote and facilitate this kind of new generation sports. I can commit, we will not hold back. We are with you, you tell us what to do, we will do!”
“It was like a festival of Esports, playing out in the last couple of months. There was an overwhelming response coming from all over the country. The gamers showcased their A-game and the competition was nothing short of top class. I hope these athletes will further utilize this experience and win medals for the country in the coming time” said Mr. Vishwalok Nath, Director, ESPL.
The mega prize distribution ceremony took place at a city hotel on Monday in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Manish Sisodia and Ms. Kalli Purie, Vice Chairperson, India Today Group, who awarded the champions and the runner-ups with the trophies and the cash awards.