ESPL aims to nurture eSports in Bangladesh through its focus on grassroot tournaments with support from Riot Games South Asia
Esports Players League (ESPL) along with online video platform Bongo has announced their first amateur Valorant tournament in Bangladesh to nurture and develop eSports in Bangladesh.
Bongo revealed its partnership with ESPL on Tuesday, said a media statement.
Bangladesh’s eSports scene has recently received an interest from many international brands in sponsoring tournaments.
ESPL is going to be the first international eSports company to enter Bangladesh with serious plans for developing eSports in the country.
In its first move, ESPL launched a grassroots focused tournament with Riot Games South Asia’s support.
The tournament, named ESPL Valorant PowerUp Bangladesh Series, will last 6 months with a grand total prize pool of Tk11,45,000.
Each month will start a new tournament with a total prize pool of Tk1,90,800 separated between the Amateur Cup and Invitational Cup.
Registration for the series started on the December 7 which will end on December 20.
“South Asia has a huge population of young talented players with the aspiration of becoming eSports champions. Game titles such as Valorant have been very active in developing a sustainable ecosystem for players to grow into world champions. This tournament will be an exciting opportunity for us to build a lasting foundation for our players and brands.” said Michael Broda.
Founded in early 2019, ESPL officially launched its online tournament platform in January 2020.