ESPL 2021: 7 state ministers unveil franchise teams for Esports Premier League 2021 (ESPL), Final stage of Free Fire League will starts today

Garena Free Fire: 7 state ministers unveil franchise teams for Esports Premier League 2021 (ESPL), Final stage starts today
Garena Free Fire: 7 state ministers unveil franchise teams for Esports Premier League 2021 (ESPL), Final stage starts today

ESPL 2021: 7 state ministers unveil franchise teams for Esports Premier League 2021 (ESPL), Final stage of Free Fire League will starts today. India’s first-ever franchise-based Esports league, the Esports Premier League (ESPL) has finalized the top eight teams as the ultimate face-off in the inaugural edition of the nation-wide Esports league is set to begin on August 16. State ministers from seven regions launched their respective franchise team names, logos, and jerseys.

“To have the best gamers from across the country representing final eight franchise teams as well as their team’s official jersey being unveiled by the state ministers is a matter of absolute honor and pride. Even in its inaugural edition, ESPL has received exceptional response from the Esports community, the players and the audience,” said Mr. Vishwalok Nath, Director, ESPL.

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Here is the complete list of Ministers and personalities that unveiled teams representing their respective states:

7 state ministers unveil franchise teams for Esports Premier League 2021, the final leg of ESPL to kickstart on August 16
7 state ministers unveil franchise teams for Esports Premier League 2021, the final leg of ESPL to kickstart on August 16

The final eight franchises teams and the players were chosen through a draft process. And the teams that are qualified through various stages of the competition for the draft process include BADGE99, Total Gaming, 4 UNKNOWN, TSM FTX, No Chance, AFF Esports, Head
Hunters, and TWO SIDE GAMERS. Each of these teams was picked to represent a city team and in the final stage during the draft, popular influencers and Esports gamers were roped in to conduct the process.

The eight franchise teams are Punjab Paladins, Chennai Celestials, Delhi Dukes, Hyderabad
Hydras, Kolkata Kaijus, Rajasthan Reapers, Mumbai Marshals, and Bangalore Ballistics.
Below is the complete list of players of all these teams who will represent the respective state teams:

  • BADGEE99 will represent Kolkata Kaijus
    • Hriteek Ranjan
    • Muhammed Faizal. N
    • Prahast Garg
    • Azmal Akhtar Choudhury
    • Yogesh Buchale
  • Total Gaming will represent Hyderabad Hydras
    • Ajay Sharma
    • Vora Hetkumar
    • Daksh Garg
    • Narai Yadav
    • Anshul Rawat
  • 4 UNKNOWN will represent Rajasthan Reapers
    • Swastik Madhukar Dushing
    • Anand Madhukar Dushing
    • Radhe Thakor
    • Vadehr Anil Devashibhai
    • Mohd Zuber
  • AFF Esports will represent Delhi Dukes
    • Owais Bhati
    • Kanishk Verma
    • Rahil Katoch
    • Pavan Adwani
    • Arpit Tyagi
  • TWO SIDE GAMERS will represent Bengaluru Ballistics
    • Ritik Jain
    • Ojasvi Kamra
    • Vihan Datta
    • Bhavesh Lakhwani
  • No Chance will represent Chennai Celestials
    • Priyansh
    • Devesh Chauhan
    • Aritra Adak
    • Priyanshu Kumar
    • Soumya Sundar
  • TSM FTX will represent Mumbai Marshals
    • Sagar Patel
    • Indranil Saha
    • Jayesh Yadav
    • Naitik Khosto
    • Asjad Khateeb
  • Head Hunters will represent PunjabPaladins
    • Satyam Thakur
    • Md. Abdul Moghni
    • Aasim Usama
    •  Jatin Taneja
    • Priyanshu Halder Saha

ESPL 2021, which began on June 16, will see the athletes competing in the popular battle royale game Garena Free Fire as the winners will have INR 25 lacs prize money to win.

About ESPL-
As one of India’s largest Esports tournaments, ESPL is India’s first-ever franchise-based Esports League for Free Fire. As the game suggests, India Today Gaming has teamed up with Garena to organize its inaugural edition most popular battle royale game, Free Fire from June 16. It is one of the most popular Battle Royale smartphone games in India. The tournament is taking place for over two and a half months with 88 teams from thousands going to Level 2. ESPL will also invite the top eight professional Free Fire Esports teams to the fold.

These 96 teams will compete for the final eight slots to represent eight regions across the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and the states of Punjab, and Rajasthan. ESPL has also partnered with Hong Kong-based smartphone giant Infinix Mobile as the Presenting sponsor for the 2021 edition. The tournament is streaming on multiple platforms including OTT giant Disney+ Hotstar, Free Fire official streaming platform Booyah, Malayalam OTT platform Koode, the official YouTube and Facebook channels of India Today, and Aaj Tak along with
their websites.

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