Penta Esports and Loco to host INR 300000 Valorant Invitational Tournament
The league will feature the top 8 Indian teams that will go head-to-head with each other from 11th June onwards.
Penta Esports has announced the first tournament under its ambit with the game streaming and esports platform, Loco. Titled “Penta Esports Valorant Invitational”, the tournament brings together eight best performing teams, competing for a prize pool of Rs 3,00,000. The matches will be played between 11 to 13 June 2021 and will be live-streamed on Loco and Penta Esports’ official Facebook and YouTube channels.
The 8 invited teams are Global Esports, Samurai Esports, Velocity Gaming, Enigma Gaming, Reckoning Esports, Team T69, Force One and Villainous.
The Co-founder & Head of esports at Newgen Gaming, Kiran Noojibail, said on the occasion, “We’re excited to launch Penta Esports. While we have a lot planned for the near future, which I can’t wait to share, we look forward to an amazing show with our Valorant Invitational. With some of the top teams from India competing on the same stage, it’ll surely be an amazing watch!”.
Speaking about the partnership, Firasat Durrani, VP, Operations, Loco - Pocket Aces, added, “Loco has always been at the forefront in supporting Tournament organizers both within the country as well as outside of it and is pleased to collaborate with Newgen gaming through the recently launched Penta Esports. We share a common vision of bringing the best of esports entertainment to our players and viewers, and are happy to establish this association that works towards creating a gaming nation. Valorant has a huge fan following, and we are confident that this tournament will garner steam among gamers.”
A music performance by Gamini, an independent musician, will precede the finals. The event is hosted by Loco and sponsored by GOQii as the Healthcare Partner and Trinity Gaming as the Talent Partner.
From 4 p.m. onwards, live feeds of the matches will be available on the Loco and Penta Esports YouTube and Facebook sites. The competition's finals will be held on Sunday, June 13th.