Playtonia has teamed up with SRM University in Chennai, India to give away scholarships to gamers in the International Student Rockstar League.
The esports scene in India is still in the nascent stage. There have been many ups and downs, but this year looks good. First, ESL One will hold the first ever Dota 2 mega event in Mumbai, where 12 of the best teams from the world will participate. Now, we have been informed that a top Indian University will be holding a gaming competition, and will give out scholarships and admission based on the result of the competition.
Playtonia has teamed up with SRM University in Chennai, one of the top engineering and science institutions in India to create the International Student Rockstar League. The tournament will have a prize pool of Rs 35 lakhs. But that is not all, top 100 students will get admission at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, and top 5 will get paid internship at a reputed gaming company.
“ISRL will look forward to being the spark that ignites the fire for Indian eSports with a worldwide critical acclaim and cater to a global audience for the first time ever. ISRL will cater to audiences at the grass root levels and open avid avenues already prevalent in the esports ecosystem. Besides participation and actual player growth, ISRL will also be focusing on the secondary and tertiary skills required in making eSports happen on a global stage.”
The competition is open only for high school students, which is students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade. But it is not just open for Indian students. The tournament will also be held in UAE, Africa, Canada and Malaysia as well.