JetSynthesys founder and CEO Rajan Navani has announced the second season of the Global e-Cricket Premier League (GEPL). The announcement was made at Startup Mahakumbh which was hosted in Delhi from 18 to 24 March 2024.

The first team-based e-cricket league, GEPL draws its inspiration from the free-to-play (FTP) mobile cricket simulation game, Real Cricket. Jetsynthesys launched the league in December 2023, organising the finals on a big scale in Pune.

Highlighting the journey of Jetsynthesys at the startup event, Navani said, “We are thrilled to announce the culmination of a 10-year journey, from envisioning a simulated cricket video game on mobile to the launch of a new global sport played on mobile, Real Cricket 24, for India, and the world. We have forged universal leadership, uniting a community of more than 100 million Real Cricket players with more than 15 million playing the game for more than hour a day. From discovering the top 100 rigorously trained heroes of our new sport to creating livelihoods for them through player auctions in the first-ever franchise-based Global e-Cricket Premier League (GEPL), we are breaking boundaries and opening new opportunities.”

Navani also announced Prashanth Prakash as GEPL’s inaugural. Navani believes that in the coming years, like any other sport, athletes in e-cricket will have the opportunity to bring home an Olympic medal in e-sports.

When and where the second season will take place, along with other details of the league are yet to be announced.