~ The boot camp building up to the finale to be hosted on 20th April 2022~
~ The grand finale will be streamed live on 21st, 22nd and 23rd April 2022~
India, April 18th, 2022: The excitement and vigor of India’s biggest and most celebrated Poker Sports League, powered by FairPlay News is brewing as the virtual leg of the Season 4 concluded on 13th April 2022. The season is now all set to kick start its boot camp starting from 20th April and to host the most awaited live finale at Deltin Royale from 21st April to 23rd April 2022. As this year’s league is in aPhygital format, the finale will be streamed live for the first timeonVootthe video on-demand and OTT streaming service, owned by Viacom18. Deltin Royale and Adda 52 are announced as the venue partners and online partners respectively for this season. A total of six teams with 12 players competing against each other for a prize payout of Rs two crore plus.
The season 4 kickstarted from March 29th and went on till April 13th with 18 matches in total within the 3 weeks. The matches were played in different categories like Qualifiers, Women, Pros, Wildcard, Captains, Owners and 6 Multi Table tournaments. The defending champions, Deccan Aces had a rocky and slow start to their season, however they did finally catch their stride and ended up finishing at fourth place. On the other hand, Kolkata Kings steadily maintained a first or second position through the entire virtual phase and finished in first place, followed by Gujarat Falcons in second place. The Mumbai Anchors played well and managed to take third place. Delhi Czars finished fifth, followed by The Goan Nuts who came in sixth.
Speaking about this year’s season, Mr. Pranav Bagai, CEO and Founder said, “This season has been a special one since the qualifiers in this tournament performed above and beyond our expectations. They played as well as the Pros if not better, gaining their teams a high amount of points. It was exhilarating to witness the spirit of gaming as the players got so much to learn and were thoroughly entertained. It felt like gaining education straight out of a poker school. Having said that, the captains performed extremely well as mentors and were nothing short of amazing. The workshops accelerated the comprehension of learning the game especially for weaker players which was well reflected in the game play. The bonding and team spirit was very evident from each player’s performances. I am extremely happy that we got to see how poker can be played and strategized as a team sport. Now as we aim to make this season more exciting, tech savvy, and accessible to millions of poker enthusiasts across the country, we are excited to host the grand finale of PSL –Season 4 at Deltin Royale, where the fans will get to appreciate the never-ending poker action.”
Recently the league announced its partnership with video on-demand and OTT streaming service, owned by Viacom18, VOOT as their official streaming partner yet again for this season. Through this association, the viewers got to enjoy the live streaming of the entire league on VOOT. This season, a special focus was given to upcoming qualifiers along with key pro- players, with high investment biddings and significant retainers which made this season more exciting. The season’s selection ceremony saw six teams representing six different Indian provinces, namely Delhi Czars, Deccan Aces, Goan Nuts, Gujarat Falcons, Mumbai Anchors, and Kolkata Kings. A total of 36 qualifiers, 12 pro-players were a part of this season. In addition to these it has 6 spots for women and 6 for substitutes.