Viaan Industries Launches E-sports Venture With Online Team Poker League
The season will be year long event with a prize pool of Rs 66 Mn for the Top 8 performing Teams
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Raj Kundra's Viaan Industries has launched the Online Team Poker League. It will be a national event in multiple countries worldwide starting with India. Thirty teams from all over India will play online twice a month to top the leader board.
The season will be year long event with a prize pool of Rs 66 Mn for the Top 8 performing Teams. Each team owner will have 8 players who will play a ‘sit and go’ NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em tournament via a specially designed app by Viaan Industries Ltd. The collective chip count of all team players will be added giving teams monthly rankings and monthly prizes.
However the team with the most chip count at the end of the season in November will win the Cup and prize money will be shared with the top eight teams. The winning team will represent their country in the World Online Team Poker League (WOTPL) to be held in December every year.
OTPL is a complete team sport and requires each player to play his or her best game. The teams collective chip count is added to the league rankings at the end of the 4-hour tournament. The app offers in app purchases for teams to create their own rooms and practice for the upcoming tournaments.The technology facilitates every element of the sport from game-play to administration of competitions and record keeping. It will be used worldwide by the other member nations for similar leagues to take place.
Season one will be a six-month tournament starting in July, 2018 and the team’s rights will be sold for 5 years to the owners at 10 Lakhs a team. Season two will start in January, 2019 and end in November, 2019. Viaan Industries Ltd projects to generate a revenue of Rs 750 Mn from OTPL five year license fees rights just from India.
CMD Raj Kundra Says: “After seeing the success of Match Indian Poker League we at Viaan Industries Ltd, created this IP to have a year long poker event to give the opportunity to more poker players to come forward and use this platform to showcase their skills. We have designed the app to support and promote OTPL worldwide. It will create an exciting Poker in a team format that’s never been seen or done before. In December we will have the World Online Team Poker League (WOTPL) where the league winners of every country will play against each other in a one-day online world cup event.”.
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