Mexican event organiser Pro Play Esports has launched with the aim of giving casual players a chance to compete for money and practice against other competitors.
Pro Play Esports will host short tournament seasons every three months, regional leagues, and a ‘Grand Slam’ event that wraps up each season.
The company’s regional leagues will allow players from Latin America, Europe, and North America to compete against each other.
Juan Carlos Cortizo, CEO & Co-founder of Pro Play Esports discussed the venture: “Pro Play Esports is a new vision of empowerment to millions of casual gamers that will find a chance to go pro in our platform. Less than 5% of esports players takes this path, since there’s not enough visibility, opportunities and relationships for talented players out there. Pro Play Esports is about empowering communities, but on the other hand we are making a big bet to be the best entertainment company for esports, betting big on technology and storytelling to create unique ecosystems for viewers, brands and partners worldwide.”
The Lite version of the platform is free for anybody who wants to play, with over 30 online tournaments being hosted each week. Tournaments for Premium users dish out over $1,500 (£1,214.21) in winnings every week, with the service costing $3.99 (£3.23) a month.
Luis Ruiz, COO & Co-founder of Pro Play Esports commented: “We believe in supporting our players’ growth and for that they need to go beyond local events. Our promise is to give them international exposure so they can display their skills to 3 different regions; North America, Europe, and Latin America.”
Titles supported by the platform include Apex Legends, Clash Royale, Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Fortnite, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Teamfight Tactics, among others.
Esports Insider says: There’s a plethora of similar platforms hoping to capture esports fans and casual gamers in the market so Pro Play Esports will have to do something to separate itself in order to ,potentially, succeed. We’re intrigued to see what this difference will be.