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Gear up for the Sixth season of Pocket52 Poker Sports League (PSL) exclusively streaming on JioCinema

India – June 25, 2024: Calling all poker enthusiasts! The world’s biggest poker league, the Poker Sports League (PSL), is back for its highly anticipated Season 6, promising to deal out even more excitement than ever before. 


With over 12.5 million views (6x growth from the previous season), Season 5 firmly established PSL as one of the most viewed poker events – globally. Reflecting on the resounding success of PSL Season 5 which captivated audiences and set new benchmarks in the realm of tournament poker, Mr. Pranav Bagai, CEO and Founder of Poker Sports League, stated, PSL Season 6 is poised to transcend even greater heights and promises unparalleled excitement, intensified competition, and thrilling gameplay for all poker enthusiasts. This season, we’re not just raising the bar; we’re setting new standards.” 


Fuelling the global rise of poker, PSL has become a breeding ground for talent and a platform for passionate players across India to be discovered and make a name for themselves in the poker world. This season builds on that legacy, with 42 new players, who will have a chance to be a part of PSL by playing the free qualifiers on Pocket52. Mr. Bagai, further added, “PSL is not just a tournament; it’s a movement towards establishing poker in a viewer friendly, team format. Our unique format and business model have played a pivotal role in helping establish PSL as the largest Poker league in the world – in terms of prize pool, participation and viewership”. 


Key Highlights of PSL Season 6:

  • Expansion to seven teams from six, each featuring the top professional players in India.
  • Free entry and open qualifiers on Pocket52, providing new opportunities for aspiring players across India.
  • Contestants can compete in upto 8 daily PSL tournaments over the next 45 days to collect leaderboard points on Pocket52. 
  • Top 42 players on the P52 PSL leaderboard are guaranteed a spot in one of the teams. .
  • Top 1000 players on P52 PSL leaderboard are assured  prizes worth over 40 Lakhs.
  • Addition of Hindi commentary on JioCinema enhances accessibility & the viewing experience for a broader audience.
  • Poker Sports League is free to enter and the try-outs are held exclusively on Pocket52.
  • The qualifiers kicked off on June 16th, with over 5,000 people participating in the first qualifier. 

Continuing its successful partnership with JioCinema as the official streaming partner and Pocket52 as the title sponsor, PSL Season 6 boasts a record-breaking prize pool of INR 2 crores. Mr. Pranav Bagai further expressed his excitement about the upcoming season, stating, “We are immensely excited to announce continuing our successful partnership with JioCinema and Pocket52. This year, we are not only increasing the prize pool but also expanding the number of teams from 6 to 7, promising an exhilarating event that will engage and entertain audiences like never before. Building on the immense success of Season 5, we are confident that PSL Season 6 will surpass all previous records and set even higher standards in the world of poker entertainment.”


Commenting on the association, Vivek Mohan Sharma, Head – Branded Content, said, “At Viacom18, we are thrilled to continue our collaboration with the Poker Sports League for its sixth season. The unparalleled excitement and competition of PSL resonate with our vision of delivering premium sports entertainment. JioCinema’s platform will bring the thrill of poker to an even broader audience, enhancing the viewing experience with innovations like Hindi commentary. As we witness PSL set new benchmarks, we are proud to support this extraordinary league that champions both talent and the spirit of the game.”


Nitesh Salvi, Vice President-Business, Pocket52, expressed pride in supporting PSL once again, stating, “We are thrilled to announce our title sponsorship of the Poker Sports League (PSL). Pocket52 PSL gives players a unique opportunity to play free qualifiers on Pocket52, compete with India’s top poker talent, play live in Goa, and feature on JioCinema. Pocket52 is dedicated to providing a safe and secure platform for both professional and recreational players. Our new app, launched alongside PSL, offers enhanced features for a superior gameplay experience. The online poker industry is growing rapidly, and Pocket52 is committed to leading this charge with continuous innovation and exciting new opportunities for our players. Join us and experience poker at its finest”


League Timelines

Qualifiers on the Pocket52 app 16th June – 4th August 2024
Auction – streamed live on JioCinema 13th August
Virtual League Matches – streamed live on JioCinema 26nd August – 8th September
On-Ground Live Finale – streamed live on JioCinema 12nd September – 16th September

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