Pakistan to hold first-ever national e-sports tournament!
Around 567 teams will be participating in the national tournament according to the ministry of Information and Broadcast.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry announced the development on Monday saying that Pakistans has entered into the area of e-sports for the first time, Free Fire League.
“There are prizes of Rs 10 million in this game, the winning team will be able to participate in a global competition with a prize of 2 million dollars,” the Federal Minister said.
اس گیم میں ایک کروڑ روپے کے انعامات ہیں، جیتنے والی ٹیم عالمی سطح پر ہونے والے مقابلے میں حصہ لے سکے گی جس میں دو ملین ڈالر کے انعامات ہیں@fawadchaudhry— Fawad Chaudhry (Updates) (@FawadPTIUpdates) July 19, 2021
“Children, as young as 12-years-old, who are interested in E-sports have a chance to become millionaires through e-sports,” said the information minister.
“This is a great opportunity for the youth of Pakistan and it will give the e-sports industry a boost, while other gaming companies will also be able to enter the market,” he added.
The representative for Garena said, “Special thanks to Fawad and Ministry of Information Pakistan for setting up this great opportunity for Bigo, Garena, and especially for the e-sports industry.”
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting introduces E-PAK biggest Esports initiative of Pakistan starting with Free Fire Pakistan league.— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) July 19, 2021
In this regard, @MoIB_Official has signed an MoU with Garena and Bigo Pakistan.
~Federal Minister of Information, @fawadchaudhry pic.twitter.com/RgnJPW1lu5
E-sports has been declared regular sports in Pakistan on January 13 after a memorandum signed between Pakistan Sports Board and Pakistan Science Foundation.