Adidas brings its global Tango League concept to India

Adidas brings its global Tango League concept to India - InsideSport

Adidas has announced the weekend Tango League in India to give a new dimension to budding football talent in the country to showcase and test their skills with the best in the business.

Brand Adidas looks to disrupt the market by bringing the globally acclaimed concept –Tango League’ – to India. Creators in India are set to get a whole new platform to plan their weekend football.

The Adidas Tango League will deliver a brand new and exciting concept and experience for football players. Budding footballers will get an opportunity to participate and experience an authentic footballing environment and with time the Tango League in India will grow to give players an opportunity to meet the talent and perform with the best from across the world.

As the global leader in football, Adidas continues to promote and nurture grassroots football in India, and with the launch of Tango League, it plans to add a new dimension for budding footballers to showcase their skills and test their footballing ability with the best.

The Tango League will commence in New Delhi. Under the Tango League experience, Adidas will host a series of tournaments, with each tournament comprising of 32 teams and players between 16 and 25 yrs. The 32 teams shall battle it out in a five-a-side competition. Following the kick-off in Delhi-NCR, the league will further move to Mumbai and Bangalore in the coming season.

Commenting on the announcement, Sean Van Wyk, Senior Marketing Director of Adidas India, said, “We are excited to bring our global concept Tango League to India. This is another initiative by Adidas to build more opportunities and create brilliant avenues for young talent to showcase their football skills and grab the opportunity to enjoy a global experience like never before. This tournament will bring in football talent, look for excellent young creators and will be played at a world-class facility. We look forward to scouting some incredible young talent who can further convert into young brand advocates for Adidas in India.”

Popular Indian footballer and Adidas football asset, Eugeneson Lyngdoh shared his excitement on the launch of Tango League in India and said, “This is an excellent initiative taken once again by Adidas to bring in the Tango League to India. It is an extremely popular concept across the leading football playing nations and is an ideal platform for young footballers to showcase their skills and get recognized. I am excitedly looking forward to some great football, and would want to shout out to all passionate young footballers in India to explore this opportunity and participate in the Adidas Tango League.”

According to the brand, the Tango League will scout talent that displays incredible on-ground football skills, ability and prowess that will set each player apart, as well as athletes who are also active on social media platforms. Football ability and social media calibre will be key, as players earn points for the right to top the Tango League leader-board. This ranking system will see players earn points for what they do on the pitch, as well as how active they are on Twitter and Instagram.