Singtel Launch eSports League With $300K Up For Grabs
By Shantanu Srivastav | July 12, 2018
Singapore telecoms giant Singtel is launching its own regional eSports league.
The PVP eSports Championship will have a prize pool of $300,000 (£227,093) and will be hosting 3 games: Hearthstone, Dota 2 & Arena of Valor.
The registration process for the qualifiers will open shortly with the actual qualifiers due to start at the end of the month.
It’s reported that the competition will only be open to players who reside in Singapore, Australia, India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, thus featuring a wide array of esports athletes from across Asia.
“Telcos have every right, and the assets, to play in the growing gaming ecosystem and we want to engage the largely millennial consumers across our regional footprint,” said Arthur Lang, CEO of Singtel’s International Group.
“Mobile-based games, in particular, have gained a strong following in this region where the mobile phone is the main gaming device of choice. With the Group’s robust broadband and mobile networks as well as reach across Southeast Asia, India and Australia with over 600 million subscribers, we are excited to build a vibrant eSports ecosystem that will provide gamers and fans access to original and exciting content. We look forward to take gaming to the next level with our partners.”