eISL Season 3 to kick off on February 17 with a local flavour

FSDL, EA SPORTSTM and JioGames collaborate to bring local affinity in eISL Season 3; JioCinema to be the new home of eISL

Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) today announced the launch of the third edition of eISL, its esports venture in collaboration with EA SPORTS FCTM and strategic partners JioGames. The eISL champion will get the opportunity to represent the league at the prestigious EA SPORTS FC Pro World Championship Play-Ins. eISL Season 3 promises to redefine the gaming landscape by blending the passion for football with the excitement of esports.

  • eISL to host EA SPORTS FCTM competitions for football fans formatted in 3 stages – Qualifiers, League & Playoffs; Qualifiers to be held in Reliance Digital venues followed by the League
  • Third season to kick off on February 17 to be held offline across 10 cities
  • eISL champion will represent the league at the EA SPORTS FC Pro World Championship Playoffs
  • Unlike previous editions, players will have the opportunity to represent home eISL clubs
  • Registration on JioGames app – Esports section (https://jiogames.page.link/PR)
  • Live action on JioCinema, Jio TV and Jio Games

Given the success and fan followership in its previous editions, eISL league and playoff matches will be available live for fans for the first time in its history. Fans can catch the action live on JioCinema, Jio TV and Jio Games.

Qualifiers Across 11 Cities: A Nationwide Celebration of eSports and Football

The new season of Indian Super League’s official football esports tournament is set to kick-off on February 17th in Guwahati & Kochi, with qualifiers across all ISL clubs’ cities excluding Mumbai, who have already signed their eAthlete for the season. The entire season will be offline, right from city qualifiers to league stage to the playoff. The League stage and Playoffs will be held in Mumbai in April 2024. The league will be played in a 1v1 format this season.

Local connect

A first in eISL history, winners from each city will represent their respective home ISL club team to compete in the league. There are no player retentions for the upcoming season. The qualifier cities are – Guwahati, Delhi, Kochi, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Goa, Chennai and Bengaluru.

FSDL Spokesperson said, We are excited to be back with the third season of eISL. A season of many firsts, this edition promises to be yet another engaging and thrilling tournament, picking up from the success of its previous two seasons. The growth and potential of eSports has been acknowledged across the world and at FSDL, we are delighted to continue engaging with our young football and gaming fans through EA SPORTS FC to accelerate its followership and participation in the country.” 

About FSDL:

Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) is a joint venture between Reliance Industries Ltd. and Star India Ltd. with an aim to revolutionize the sport in India. It is the exclusive commercial partners of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and organisers of India’s premier professional football league – the Indian Super League since 2014. FSDL also acquired the landmark media rights of Asian Football Federation (AFC) competitions for the Indian subcontinent for the rights cycle 2021-2024.

eISL is the official esports tournament of the Indian Super League, owned by Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) in collaboration with EA SPORTSTM Indian Super League is the only major sports league in India with an official football esports competition.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.

In fiscal year 2023, EA posted GAAP net revenue of approximately $7.4 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality brands such as EA SPORTS FC™, Battlefield™, Apex Legends™, The Sims™, Madden NFL, Need for Speed™, Titanfall™, Plants vs. Zombies™ and F1®.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS FC, Battlefield, Need for Speed, Apex Legends, The Sims, Titanfall, and Plants vs. Zombies are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL, and F1 are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.

About JioGames:

JioGames has set off on this ambitious journey to bring the world of gaming to all Indians. It’s a one-stop hub that brings multiple stakeholders from the world of gaming together – the gamers, game publishers, spectators, and gaming communities. JioGames is present across multiple devices like smartphones, feature phones, home gaming via set-top box and it offers livestreaming, esports opportunities and solutions and enables gaming powered by cloud technology. In other words, JioGames strives to be the new hub for all gaming entities.

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