Airtel ties up with Nodwin Gaming to host ‘Airtel India Esports Tour’ | HT Tech

Airtel ties up with Nodwin Gaming to host ‘Airtel India Esports Tour’

Airtel will broadcast the esports tour through its digital platform. Here’s everything you need to know about the new event.

| Updated on: May 28 2020, 14:12 IST
Airtel India Esports Tour announced
Airtel India Esports Tour announced (Nodwin Gaming)

Airtel on Thursday announced a partnership with esports company Nodwin Gaming. Under the partnership, Airtel and Nodwin Gaming will host ‘Airtel India Esports Tour' which will feature national ranking and awarding system for the Indian esports players. The rankings will be based on players' year-long performance across tournaments on the platform.

The Airtel India Esports Tour will feature all top Nodwin tournaments which include popular games such as FIFA, PUBG Mobile, Clash of Clans, and CS:GO, among others. This will also include Nodwin's tournaments such as Dreamhack India, The Northeast Cup, KO Fight Nights, and PAN Fest. PUBG Mobile Pro league will also be covered.

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Once the annual tour concludes, a final leaderboard across all the games will be announced. Eligible players will be rewarded as well. Airtel will broadcast the Tour through its digital platforms.

“NODWIN Gaming believes that by binding the elements of independent tournaments into a single storyline we will give rise to a new culture in the competitive world of Indian esports. The teams and players will now look up to perform throughout the year rather than focusing on few big standalone tournaments in a year,” said Akshat Rathee, Founder and MD, NODWIN Gaming in a release.

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The announcement comes days after Nodwin announced the launch of 5th edition of its flagship tournament - ESL India Premiership 2020. The tournament has some new additions such as PUBG MOBILE, FIFA 20 and Clash of Clans.

The online phase of the tournament will feature two sub leagues - Starter Cups and Master's League. The broadcast of Masters League will start on 1 June.

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First Published Date: 28 May, 14:11 IST