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ESPL partners with Loco as their broadcast sponsor for Season 2 after putting up a massive prize pool!

ESPL has partnered with LOCO as their exclusive broadcast partner for Season 2 of the tournament! Read More Here!

ESPL, the Esports Premier League, has roped in Loco, one of India’s leading streaming platforms, as their exclusive digital streaming partner for season 2 of their tournament.

According the the partnership, all matches of the second season of the ESPL will be streamed exclusively on LOCO, both on their app and their website.

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ESPL bags LOCO as digital broadcast partner

LOCO is a website/app that started off as a quiz app but has now become a streaming platform focused on gamers and gaming content creators looking for a place to stream their content.

Loco

Since January 2021, Loco has witnessed exponential growth with its daily active viewers becoming 15x the number, 5x times the active streamers, and 78x the live hours watched since the time.

ESPL will be having its grand finals as an Offline event for the first time ever and it will be streamed on Loco exclusively just like all the other matches that will be streamed.

ESPL Season 2

With TECNO Mobiles already sponsoring the second edition of the Franchise league. They aim to promote their upcoming phone TECNO Pova 3 through this league. Not only does the phone boast a high processing speed, but also a massive battery to last you long during those gaming sessions.

The ESPL will be hosted for one of the most popular mobile games in India, Battlegrounds Mobile India, which is an India-exclusive version of the ever popular PUBG Mobile that revolutionized eSports in India. The prize pool for the tournament is going to be a massive amount of INR 1 CRORE

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Talking about the announcement of the league’s association with Loco, ESPL Director Vishwalok Nath said: “With shared values and a compelling gaming proposition, we are super excited to team up with India’s leading gaming streaming platform Loco.We are pleased to be working together with the team to create interesting and engaging content for the esports fans and the community out there. We are always keen to associate with brands that share the same passion for esports as us and are looking forward to a fruitful association.”

Ashwin Suresh, Founder of Loco

While ESPL was very excited to be forming this partnership with LOCO, they themselves were ecstatic about new beginnings with ESPL as well. here’s what Ashwin Suresh, the Founder of Loco, had to say on the matter : “Loco will play a pivotal role in growing the fanbase for ESPL and providing yet another entertaining experience for the Indian gaming community. As the exclusive broadcast partner for the league, we will provide fans with tons of exclusive content and a chance to interact with their favourite streamers. We’re excited to partner with the India Today Group on this landmark esports league as we continue to actively support the growth of the esports ecosystem in India.”

Format of ESPL Season 2

The league will be played in two separate stages in the initial phase—online qualifiers and invitational qualifiers—to shortlist the top 16 teams. The first 12 teams, top-2 teams from the open qualifiers and top-10 teams from the invitational qualifiers, will progress directly into the finals.  

The teams ranked from 3 to 10 (7 teams) in the online qualifiers and teams ranked from 11 to 18 from invitational qualifiers will compete for the other two spots available in the finals. The upcoming edition of India’s premier esports league, ESPL has already kick-started their online qualifiers.

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