Sports Poker League Season 3 Live Stream: Poker Sports League has announced a new title sponsor and live streaming partner for its season 3. The league signed Pocket52 as title sponsor for its season 3. League-wide streaming will be on Viacom18’s digital arm, VOOT, which comes on board as Pocket52 Official Streaming Partner – Poker Sports League Season 3 – Virtual.
After the successful conclusion of the VPL and online qualifiers, PSL-V has seen increased interest from top gaming brands in its sponsorship. Announce partnerships, Pocket52 Poker Sports League promoter Amit Burman said: “I am delighted to announce the title sponsor and official streaming partner for this season of PSL.. As an emerging gaming start-up that brings together customers from all platforms, pools and allows them to play together in real time on their platform, Pocket52 is the perfect partner to be our title sponsors. More so, given the significant shift in content consumption towards digital platforms, it was a strategic decision to partner with Voot for the streaming of the very first virtual poker league. In addition, it is a great pleasure to announce that this will be the world’s first poker broadcast (with video) after COVID.
In the past, there has been an increased demand for online and skill-based games, which has allowed more and more brands to gain visibility opportunities on these platforms. When it comes to sponsors, Pocket52 PSL has structured plans to run two seasons / leagues per year where there will be plenty of branding and communication opportunities for all of its sponsors. Additionally, the league follows a 100% legal business model with no wagering and wagering implications.
Pocket52.com, is currently the largest poker network in India. This very passion for the game was the main driver for Pocket52 to be the title sponsor of PSL-V, Season 3.. As title sponsor, Mr. Nitesh Salvi, CEO – Pocket52, with immense pleasure expressed, âRooted in the same genes of the Indian poker industry, we at Pocket 52 are extremely happy to partner with PSL. As is the new standard, this momentous virtual tournament will be streamed live on the Viacom 18 network’s leading VOOT OTT platform, for the very first time in India.
Considering the notable movement of the eyeballs for digital entertainment more than for television; PSL, which debuted in 2016, and aired on Discovery Communications India’s DSPORTS channel for season 2, has now decided to collaborate with Voot, for the streaming rights to Pocket52 Poker Sports League Season 3 – Virtual.
Mr. Pranav Bagai, The CEO and Co-Founder of Pocket52 Poker Sports League said: “Our audience is mostly tech-savvy, young adults under 35 who choose to spend their time on digital platforms rather than television, which leads us to opt for an OTT platform. The game of poker to many can seem tedious and therefore, to make it appealing to a wider audience, our association with Voot, in addition to the league live stream, will also air an exclusive behind-the-scenes reality show. With a dose of entertainment, these clips will provide an insight and understanding of the player’s perception towards life and the game. In addition, our association with Voot will certainly provide our sponsors with a better branding platform and also help us to reach millions of potential viewers across the country and increase the popularity of online poker tournaments in India.
With a user base of 100 million users, Voot is focusing on a younger audience by aligning it with the league’s target audience. Commenting on India’s first live poker broadcast, Mr. Gourav Rakshit, COO – Viacom18 Digital Ventures, StateD, âWe look forward to the opportunity to partner with Poker Sports League for their virtual avatar and amplify a common reach for viewers while keeping them entertained. With the partnership, we hope reach critical mass and embark on a new trajectory. Furthermore, we really love that poker has a very active community engagement so we expect a lot of repeat viewings from fans. We are really very happy to invest in this amplification because I think it is the right time to include sport. Especially when the OTT itself shifts from the lean-back experience to the lean-in experience.“
Virtual matches from January 18, 2021 Going through Live stream on Voot of From 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The grand finale is scheduled for February 20e, 2021.
To encourage more and more poker enthusiasts to join the league, PSL has been supported and supported by Grand Master Viswanathan Anand since its creation.