iCandy Interactive Limited’s (ASX: ICI) investee company, Esports Players League (ESPL) will be launching its first international competition, the ESPL Amateur Championship 2020 in the next few weeks.
To qualify as a contestant for the Championship, amateur esports players must participate in the national tournament qualifiers and emerge as the national league winners.
The Championship will feature popular mobile esports game titles, PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, Mobile Legends and Brawl Stars. ESPL expects participation from more than 20,000 amateur teams in the Championship from the 12 countries that it operates in.
ESPL currently aims to generate revenue via sponsorship and advertising contracts with consumer brands that engage ESPL and its country partners to provide brand activation campaigns via esports tournaments.
ESPL was founded by iCandy together with Michael Broda (former CEO of eSports.com Group AG). It operates a global esports tournament network and a cloud-based online esports tournament platform.
ESPL has penetrated to four key regions globally (South East Asia, South Asia, Latin America and Europe). The company has presence in 12 countries and signed country partnership agreements with partners in the following countries:
ESPL’s online tournament platform is hosted on the cloud and is accessible via espl.gg. The online tournament platform has hosted more than 76 esports tournaments to date, with an average of 650 participants participating per tournament.