India will soon witness its first televised Esports league for Dota 2 and CS:GO
The Esports scene in India must be significantly thriving as a major move involving USports and MTV looks to provide televised broadcast of the country’s very own UCypher League.
Putting Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the TV spotlight, the UCypher League is reported to run for 37 days for its first season and is planned to become a bi-annual tournament for aspiring Indian Esports pros which will also soon feature other Esports titles.
The UCyper League will be broadcasted on TV via MTV on daily basis starting with the tournament’s first season which will kick-off this April, that is according to the Economic Times, together with an online broadcast through livestreaming platforms, Twitch and YouTube Gaming.
Apart from the TV broadcast, the UCypher League also plans to utilise the Franchise approach for its future participants, meaning that anyone can acquire a UCypher team franchise, retain their League slot for future seasons regardless of performance while only having to worry about getting the right players, and of course, winning.
India’s UCypher League is organised by USPorts and is reported to feature a prize pool of INR 50 Million (~PHP 38.4 Million, which is the biggest in Indian Esports history.