Bangalore, July 17 2019: Digital sports gaming platform Mobile Premiere League (MPL) is host the biggest mobile speed chess tournament in India, MPL Chess Mahayudh, on July 21. The 12-hour gaming competition flagged off by the Chess Grandmaster, Vishwanathan Anand will have over 200,000 chess enthusiasts competing for the top spots, making it the biggest ever Chess tournament organised online and offline.
MPL is offering an attractive pool prize of Rs 1 million, and cash rewards of Rs 500,000, for the tournament winner.
Unlike the longer format, each round of Speed Chess lasts only for 3 minutes. Played in the Battle format, this highly competitive version of the game will test the competitors’ ability to make split second strategic decisions and pre-empt opponent moves under the pressure of a timer.|
Says Sai Srinivas Kiran G, Co-founder and CEO, MPL: “We are thrilled to launch the Mahayudh Chess tournament on MPL. This is a major landmark in our effort to keep our platform exciting to both casual and professional gamers. We believe that real-time, multiplayer games are the future of digital gaming. Chess is one of the oldest, strategy based multiplayer games with deep roots to India’s culture. We’re proud to host this tournament and we expect it to be the largest online Chess tournament in terms of number of participants competing on a single platform."
Adds Vishwanathan Anand: “I am excited to introduce chess to India’s growing digital gaming community. I am sure MPL Chess Mahayudh will be a closely contested event. It’s a great platform to introduce youngsters to the game and I’m very excited to see them showcase their talent in this tournament.” said the World Chess Champion."
|MPL is India’s fastest growing Esports platform with over 1 million active players across the country. Founded in September 2018, MPL is breaking access barriers to make mobile gaming a household sport across the country and connecting gamers from across the country through their love for Esports. The inclusion of Speed Chess is a testament to MPL’s dedication to consistently build and expand its gaming portfolio.