Team Revenge Esports emerged victorious, while True Rippers and Entity took second and third place respectively in the first round of the ESports Premier League Second Edition Invitational Qualifiers to book their place in the ESPL LAN Finals.
Also, Team Reckoning and Walkouts comfortably secured fourth and fifth positions respectively to seal their spot in the ESPL LAN Finals.
India’s top 16 highly talented teams took part in the first round invitational from July 9-17, playing a total of 20 matches each. The tour has witnessed several thrilling and thrilling matches between these top teams.
Revenge Esports, winner of the PUBG Mobile India Tour (PMIT) 2019, finished top of the leaderboard with a total of 230 points (Finish Points – 99 + Position Points – 131) and 4 Winner Winner Chicken Dinners (WWCD). The team’s star aggressor Akshay was the top performer on the final day with 44 finishes as well as the overall top fragger in the invitational first round.
True Rippers, who finished third in the MediaTek BGMI Gaming Masters last year, clinched second place with 216 points (Finish Points – 95 + Position Points – 121).
The entity finished third with 200 points (finish points – 97 + position points – 103). The Mumbai-based esports team previously won the Mafia Cup in 2019 and the PUBG Mobile Club Open – Fall Split: South Asia.
Reckoning Esports, who parted ways with their previously successful BGMI roster earlier this year, challenged their new roster and held the top spot after a stellar performance in Week 1. However, they fell short. to maintain their performance in Week 2 and fell to 10th place to finish fourth overall with 182 points (finish points – 83 + position points – 99).
Team Walkouts was the last team to qualify for the LAN Finals after accumulating 169 points (Finish Points – 67 + Position Points – 102). They were tied on points with Gravity Esports but finished above as they had three WWCDs compared to Gravity’s two.
“After the Open Qualifiers, we were happy to see the top teams fighting so fiercely in the first round of the Invitational Qualifiers. These teams have raised the level of competition as most of them have been successful in various other tournaments in the past. This draws in many viewers eager to see their favorite teams and players in action. I wish all these 5 teams the best and can’t wait to see them play against the other qualified teams in the LAN Finals. said ESPL manager Vishwalok Nath after the Invitational 1 results.
The league takes place in two distinct stages in the initial phase – online qualifiers and invitational qualifiers – to shortlist the top 16 teams. The online qualifier saw two underdog teams; GOG Esports and Dragon Esports qualified for the LAN Finals in their first major tournament appearance.
The second phase of invitational qualifying has been underway since July 18 and will end on July 27. The bottom eight teams will advance to the finals from this invitational qualifying round.
Recently, ESports Premier League (ESPL) extended its association with youth icon and famous Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff as the face of the first ever franchise-based Esports league in India for the second consecutive year. India Today Gaming has also onboarded global smartphone brand, TECNO Mobile, as the presenting sponsor of the tournament.
The smartphone maker is committed to supporting and helping the esports community with its gaming-focused smartphones like the latest, Tecno Pova 3. Esports fans can also watch BGMI action live on the major streaming platform India, LOCO, the exclusive digital broadcast partner for ESPL. Season 2.
The tournament organizer has also signed Ishq FM as the exclusive radio partner for the current tournament.