New Delhi, September 12, 2013 – India’s premier gaming marketing & eSports management company Xtreme Gaming, today launched the India e-Sports League (IESL). The IESL, is the first professional league format video game tournament in India for DOTA 2 & Counter-Strike 1.6 featuring top 8 teams which will battle in Main Event, selected by qualifiers event. Qualifiers will happen at Xtreme Gaming eSports Stadium & online from September till December. The Main event will happen in January 2014. The total prize-pool is Rs.4 Lakh with Rs. 1 Lakh as the 1 st prize.
“We believe that some video games can also be real sports," stated Ashish Gupta, Co-founder & Director, Xtreme Gaming. This idea has made inroads throughout the world, giving birth to the concept of Electronic Sports or "e-Sports", shared by millions of players. "There isn't much room for luck in E-Sports: the game is a tool, a field where the protagonists’ talent is expressed. Reflexes, the ability to concentrate, visual acuity, team spirit, endurance, those are the skills that need to be refined in a high-level game in order to overcome an opponent. And that's the paradox of electronic sports: in a world of pixels, emotion makes all the difference," said Ashish Gupta.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Subrotah Biswas, Director, Logitech India and South West Asia, said, “We are proud to be associated with IESL to cater to the niche gaming enthusiasts with India’s first professional e-Sports league. We understand that gaming is an extremely high speed performance activity which requires accuracy, control and precision. With our new product range of Gaming-series peripherals, we are providing gamers with a wider choice of peripherals that offer a competitive edge. Logitech believes in redefining the user experiences with latest innovations and aim to provide the best digital experience to our users while they’re interacting with technology.”
Real-time results for each tournament can be found at
For more information see http://www.iesl.in
About Xtreme Gaming
Xtreme Gaming Pvt Limited (XG), a privately held company based in New Delhi is India’s leading gaming marketing & eSports management company. Established in 2007, the company is first in Indian gaming industry to promote high end gaming systems, high end games & LAN party culture among gamers. The flagship self-owned event is BYOC, which is the largest gaming festival of India attended by more than 5000 gamers. For more information please visit www.xtremegaming.in & https://www.facebook.com/xgindia
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