- Prize pool of INR 10 Lakhs and 50,000 gamer capacity for the Speed Chess Tournament
- Vishwananthan Anand is the ambassador of the event
- Over 2 lakh registrations for chess on the platform
Bangalore, 15th July 2019: Mobile Premiere League (MPL) today announced its plan to host the biggest digital chess tournaments in India, MPL Chess Mahayudh, on 21 July 2019. MPL has already witnessed over two lakh registrations on the platform. MPL Chess Mahayudh will be in the Speed Chess format and will have International chess legend, Vishwanathan Anand, as the grand tournament’s ambassador. This 12-hour gaming extravagance will see participation of over 50,000 chess enthusiasts from across the country, making it the biggest ever Chess tournament in both online and offline categories. MPL is offering an attractive pool prize or INR 10 lakh and cash rewards as high as INR 5 Lakh for the tournament winner alone. Registrations for the tournament begin at 9 P.M. on 7 July 2019.
Unlike traditional chess, each round of Speed Chess is time-bound and a single game lasts for just 3 minutes. Played in the Battle format, this highly competitive version of the game tests the gamer’s ability to make split second strategic decisions and pre-empt opponent moves in a matter of seconds.
“We are thrilled to launch the Mahayudh Chess tournament on MPL. This is a major landmark in our effort to keep our platform exciting to both casual and professional gamers. We believe that real-time, multiplayer games are the future of digital gaming. Chess is one of the oldest, strategy based multiplayer games with deep roots to India’s culture. We’re proud to host this tournament and we expect it to be the largest online Chess tournament in terms of number of participants competing on a single platform. “said Sai Srinivas Kiran G, Co-founder and CEO, MPL.
“I am excited to introduce chess to India’s growing digital gaming community. I am sure MPL Chess Mahayudh will be a closely contested event. It’s a great platform to introduce youngsters to the game and I’m very excited to see them showcase their talent in this tournament.” said the World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand.
MPL is India’s fastest growing Esports platform with over 1 million players across the country. Founded in September 2018, MPL is breaking access barriers to make mobile gaming a household sport across the country and connecting gamers from across the country through their love for Esports. The inclusion of Speed Chess is a testament to MPL’s dedication to consistently build and expand its gaming portfolio.