- PSL Season 4 players were selected via an auction-style selection ceremony
- Six teams will compete this season, including the defending champs Deccan Aces
- PSL goes “phygital” this year as the league gives more emphasis on technology and poker innovation
Poker Sports League (PSL) Season 4 will begin on March 29.
The player selection ceremony concluded last week in an exciting player’s auction held at Deltin Royale. The Indian poker event was also streamed live on Adda52, PSL Season 4’s official online partner.
A total of six teams representing six different Indian provinces will battle it out in the latest season of PSL. A total of 48 players – 36 amateurs and 12 pro-players – made it to the league. They are spread out across the following teams: Goan Nuts, Mumbai Anchors, Gujarat Falcons, Delhi Czars, Kolkata Kings and the defending champions Deccan Aces. Six spots have also been allocated for female players while another six are reserved for substitutes.
Niharika Bindra is among the female players picked for PSL Season 4. She became part of Kolkata Kings after being bought with a bid worth Rs. 3,45,000.
The teams were given the option to retain 1 pro and 1 qualifier from the previous season. Mumbai Anchors decided to welcome back poker pro Akshay Nasa to the team. He got in for a bid of Rs. 3,50,500.
Virtual league matches will run from March 29 to April 13 powered by Fairplay News, a news network organization covering various sports activities and sporting events. The online action will be hosted by Adda52, one of India’s leading online poker sites. The champions will be determined via a live finale which will take place at Deltin Royale from April 20-23.
PSL Goes Phygital
PSL returns for Season 4 in an exciting new format – players and spectators are in for a unique, more interactive experience as the league connects the digital and physical worlds, thus the term “phygital”.
For the first time, the PSL features live streaming, where players and fans at home can witness the action in real time.
PSL CEO and founder Pranav Bagai said they’re excited to bring back the league in phygital format this year which is in line with the latest developments in the world of poker. Bagai also highlighted their huge confidence in the skills and talents of up-and-coming poker players in India, as reflected in the high biddings that took place during the selection ceremony.