Proving Grounds is one of the largest and prominent community driven event in the Indian esport circuit. The organizers have announced it’s the second season as the 2018 variant was indeed a success. The tournament was held on May 19-20, 2018, with international appeal at the heart of Bengaluru, Koramangala. The event had 173 participants a previous year and the number is expected to substantially rise this weekend.
Proving Grounds Round 2 will feature five titles namely:
- Tekken 7 (PlayStation 4)
- PUBG (PC – Online)
- Smash Ultimate (Nintendo Switch)
- FIFA 19 (PlayStation 4)
Round two of Proving Grounds will be held on May 17-19, i.e. this weekend, with a whopping prize pool worth ₹3,00,000 INR. The Tekken 7 tournament is a part of Tekken World Tour while this will be the next prominent Smash Ultimate event in India after the DreamHack: Mumbai 2018. Sudhanshu Sharma, a veteran Street Fighter player and the person behind Proving Grounds exchanged a few words with TalkEsport.
On May 19-20, 2018, we hosted the round one at REX eSport in Bengaluru. The key feature of this tournament was that there were no restrictions as such for international participants and it was absolutely free which grabbed the attention of our well-known neighbours — The Bangladeshi FGC.
With the advent of 2019, we are geared up and excited for round two of Proving Grounds to be held on May 17-19, 2019. Deepak Thomas and REX eSport have successively helped us throughout our journey.
PUBG will be played online in squad only mode with ₹50,000 INR on the line, to be divided amongst the top three. The registration is open to 40 teams on first come first serve basis. The qualifier will be a best of two while the finale being best of four encounter.
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