Blue Star Capital (BLU) , a holding company with a focus on esports and payments, noted a recent announcement by investee Googly Media Holdings to launch a new E-sports Caribbean Premier League (ECPL) in partnership with Caribbean Premier Cricket League.
Googly is an India-based esports and gaming platform, and Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a major sporting league, drawing over 720 million annual viewers for its T20 cricket competition.
In this year’s Caribbean Premier League tournament commencing on August 16th, fans will have the opportunity to engage in the ECPL on Googly, enabling them to represent their preferred teams. The ECPL will span 7 weeks and 3 stages, and feature a US$25,000 prize pool.
Each CPL team will hold open qualifiers on Googly’s platform to discover their mobile esports representatives. The CPL teams are the Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Saint Lucia Kings, and Trinbago Knight Riders.