Free Fire Esports has recently gained a lot of traction in India as the game has been attracting large player base and fans towards their competitive side. ESPL was the first franchise or IPL formatted Free Fire tournament which recently concluded with immense success.
Esports Premier League gave a big opportunity to Indian Free Fire players to participate in an open-for-all tournament and climb their way through multiple qualifiers for competing with the professional teams.
The initial qualifiers saw some insane number of participation as a total registrations crossed 1 Million mark. This impressive feat was a result of organizers’ effort to promote the tournament to very grassroot levels.
Multiple teams fought through rigorous levels of competition and finally, eight teams were distributed in an IPL-styled format with each roster representing a city. After a long battle, Mumbai Marshalls emerged victorious and walked away with ₹12 Lakhs and bragging rights.
The organizers also tried to represent ESPL as a blend of traditional sports and rising esports industry. Sports Ministers of Mumbai, Punjab, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, and Rajasthan extended their support for ESPL and sent wishes for their respective teams.
Famous Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff was also signed as the brand ambassador for ESPL and such collaborations made this event a huge hit. Apart from various partnerships, ESPL have attained some incredible feats. The livestreams have cumulatively attained more than 100 million views and have made 200+ million impressions.
TSM FTX played for Mumbai under the name of Mumbai Marshalls and dominated in the tournament by having a steady upper hand in fights. They won the biggest chunk of ₹25,00,000 prize pool and lifted the trophy at the awards ceremony.