Penta Esports launches ‘Penta Challenge’ Valorant tournament on its new platform

Penta Esports, the Esports division of Newgen Gaming has announced its upcoming tournament titled, ‘Penta Challenge – Valorant’, supported by Facebook Gaming and Trinity Gaming. This tournament will be a part of Penta Esports’ newly launched IP, ‘Penta Challenge’.

Taking place from 5th to 24th October, the tournament has a prize pool of Rs 5,00,000 and will have two open qualifiers between 5th to 10th October and 12th to 17th October, followed by a Grand Finale where 2 teams from each qualifier and 4 invited teams will battle it out for the winner’s title.

The registrations for the tournament started on 24th September and will go on till 8th October on Penta Esports’ newly launched platform. Matches will be broadcast quarter-finals onwards for qualifiers 1 and 2, while all matches from the Grand Finale will be broadcast. The matches will be available for streaming exclusively on Penta’s Facebook Page.

Penta Esports CMO Akshay Paul shares, “We’ve always had the vision to bring opportunities to the player and amazing viewing experience to the spectators, and our newest IP, Penta Challenge, is a step in that direction. While we’ll start with Valorant, going forward, we will have the Penta Challenge for multiple game titles.”

Trinity Gaming founder and CEO Abhishek Agarwal shares, “We’re always on the lookout for good partners to be able to bring tournaments like these for the Indian esports community. Our vision is absolutely in line with the team at Penta Esports and we’re sure this is going to be an amazing event!”

This event will also mark the launch of Penta Esports’ platform, pentaesports.com. The platform will be a one-stop destination for all things esports, including match schedules, match results, VODs of tournaments and leagues, content, news, announcements, and much more.

The platform will allow users to discover and register for tournaments. It will also allow teams to create recruitment posts and players to find teams. This will enable a lot more players to participate in tournaments for team-based game titles.

Penta Esports head of Esports, Kiran Noojibail said, “We’ve been working on this platform for a while and it feels rewarding to launch it for everyone. We wanted to create a platform for Indian esports players and enthusiasts, which encompasses all major aspects of esports. Penta Challenge – Valorant will be the first tournament for our platform and we look forward to building a strong community through the platform!”

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Founded by industry veterans Anurag Khurana, Kiran Noojibail, and Akshay Paul, Penta Esports aims to disrupt the ecosystem in India with a holistic approach towards the sector, including leagues, tournaments, content, and much more.

Prize Pool for the tournament:

Prize Pool₹5,00,000
1st₹2,25,000
2nd₹1,25,000
3rd/4th₹50,000
3rd/4th₹50,000
5th-8th₹10,000
5th-8th₹10,000
5th-8th₹10,000
5th-8th₹10,000
Top Fragger of Grand Finale₹10,000

Esports, a recognised sport in USA, China, Germany, South Korea and Sri Lanka, is on an upward trajectory in India. According to Ernst & Young’s esports report titled ‘Ready. Set. Game ON!’, the esports industry in India is expected to grow at a 46 per cent CAGR to grow from Rs 2.5 billion in 2021 to Rs 11 billion by financial year 2025.