Fawad Ch announces first-ever esports tournament in Pakistan
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhary Monday said he is delighted as Pakistan was entering in the esports arena for the very first time, reported 24NewsHd TV channel.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced E-PAK, the first-ever initiative at promoting esports culture among youths in Pakistan.
Free Fire Pakistan League (FFPL), the highest level professional tournament of the international esports title Free Fire, will be the first esports league supported by this initiative. E-PAK – Pakistan’s Elite Gamer Pack, an initiative by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is aimed at creating a sustainable esports ecosystem in Pakistan.
Through E-PAK, the Ministry will work closely with esports titles in the country to popularise esports to the general public and inspire youths to become esports athletes as a professional career. This is considered as the next move in the exciting framework from Minister Fawad Chaudry, after he orchestrated the MOU between Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) back in January 2021.
Fawad said Pakistan is going to hold its first esports tournament with Rs10million in prize money. He said the winning team would be eligible to take part in the international competition having $2million in prize money.
He said it was a great opportunity for youngsters who have a keen interest in esports to become a millionaire at the age of jut 12.
Fawad said the overall market of video games has crossed $200 billion around the globe. He said Free Fire is the first-ever esports tournament in the country and as we would promote esports gradually it will start bearing fruit.
He said 567 teams are taking part in this tournament and it would help in promoting esports in the country.