India, June 6, 2022: Gaming and esports company, Penta Esports has announced the launch of its latest IP, the ‘Penta Collegiate League’ presented by Loco, for colleges and universities across India. The tournaments conducted under this league will be streamed exclusively on Loco’s app and web (loco. gg). Other partners of this league include ‘Leverage Edu’ as the study abroad partner and ‘GOQii’ as the healthcare partner.
The first season of the ‘Penta Collegiate League’ will feature two esports titles, Valorant on PC and Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) on mobile with ₹30,00,000 to be awarded in scholarships.
Speaking about the idea behind this new esports league, Penta Esports Founder and CEO, Anurag Khurana said, “Our major focus is to provide opportunities to the budding esports athletes at the grassroots level. Esports is rapidly gaining popularity as a viable path for many and we want to provide a platform similar to conventional sports to aspiring esports athletes. The scholarship aims to help esports athletes in their endeavors.”
Commenting on the partnership, Founder, Loco, Ashwin Suresh, said, “Game streaming is no longer looked upon as just a casual hobby. As more gamers become creators and start streaming, and new tournament organizers create more events, newer audiences are drawn to watch this content. The increased viewership will eventually lead to an increase in revenue for the overall ecosystem. As a pioneer of this industry, we’re excited to see it expand and we’re playing an active role in helping it grow. With our association with the ‘Penta Collegiate League’, we aim to support budding streamers and kickstart their esports careers.”
The first season will have two qualifiers for both games. The registrations for the first qualifiers are already underway and will go on till the 19th of June 2022, the matches of the first qualifiers are all set to begin on the 21st of June. The dates of the second qualifiers will be announced soon.
The playoffs of both qualifiers and the finale of the first season will be broadcast live exclusively on Penta Esports’ channel on Loco. Students can participate in the tournament by visiting pentaesports.com and completing the registration process.
The complete details of the league are available on Penta Esports’ platform, pentaesports.com. The platform is a one-stop destination for all things Penta, including match schedules, match results, VODs of tournaments and leagues, content, news, announcements, and much more.
Founded by industry veterans Anurag Khurana, Kiran Noojibail, and Akshay Paul, Penta Esports aims to disrupt the ecosystem in India with a holistic approach to the sector, including leagues, tournaments, content and much more.
About Penta Esports
Penta Esports is a content and esports brand specializing in multiple verticals including leagues, tournaments, and content. With a special focus on the grassroots esports ecosystem of India, the brand enables esports athletes with opportunities across titles and platforms.
About Newgen Gaming Pvt. Ltd.
Founded in 2021 by a team of industry veterans, Newgen Gaming aims to establish its footprint across verticals of the Indian gaming industry. The company undertakes esports operations under the brand name Penta Esports.
Dedicated to democratizing gaming entertainment, Loco is India’s leading game streaming platform. Viewers can enjoy game streaming and esports content streamed by India’s leading streamers and esports teams on Loco. Users can also stream various games themselves. Popular game categories on the platform include BGMI, Call of Duty Mobile, Valorant, GTA 5, etc. Having partnered with giants such as Krafton, Activision, Ubisoft, Riot Games, Red Bull and NBA 2K League and Logitech – G, the platform brings unmatched entertainment experiences to the Indian gaming audiences. Loco is currently available on Android, iOS, and the web.