Youth Icons Varun Sood and Ayesha Adlakha to Host India’s First Multi-Platform Multi-Game eSports Championship

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With electronic sports growing in popularity, U Cypher a first-of-its-kind Indian ESports league brings the spotlight on competitive gaming.  As the league scouts for the best gamers across the country, UCypher by the company U Sports unveils its eclectic mix of hosts who will present this revolutionary show – popular youth icons Varun Sood and Ayesha Adlakha along with leading sports presenter /commentator Suhail Chandhok will delight audiences with each episode.

MTV popular VJ’s Varun Sood and Ayesha Adlakha will host the season one of UCypher. Varun who was seen in popular reality shows like Splitsvilla and Roadies, stamped his place in the television business. While Ayesha broke gender stereotypes with her lead on MTV’s Girls on Top to become one of the channels popular VJs and an inadvertent Instagram celebrity. Together, Varun and Ayesha will be seen encouraging gamers, revealing the most nail-biting moments and bringing out the most competitive side of the players on the debut television premier of UCypher.

Bringing in another layer of excitement, the show ropes in one of the most sought after faces in  Indian television, Suhail Chandhok, as the guest celebrity host! A former professional sportsman, Suhail hails from three generations of sport and is currently one of India’s leading sports presenters all set to take on a new avatar at U Cypher. He is also the first Indian to have won the prestigious Oxford Cambridge Half-Blue award from South Australia.

Lending his expertise to the Esports platform, Suhail Chandhok commented, “We’ve all been gamers at some point & the world of gaming is something I’m very passionate about so I’m very excited to get the opportunity to co-host UCypher. It’s a unique idea and a great platform that has brought together the internet and gaming, both of which are very relevant and popular amongst today’s audiences. Working with a great team like Ronnie and Supratik is definitely going to help take the show to the next level. I hope the viewers enjoy it.

Speaking about hosting the sports television phenomenon, Varun Sood said, “I am thrilled to partner with UCypher and be a part of a revolution in the gaming space in the country. ESports as a genre has immensely grown and its high time e-gamers got their due. I’m sure gaming fans are going to love this. The league has a great team in place and I’m looking forward to many great seasons to come as well”

“What an innovative concept! And with a team as passionate about the genre, we can expect nothing less than a revolution. I’m excited to see where this journey takes us and equally excited to be a part of the e-sport journey in India”, adds Ayesha Adlakha.

A genre that has not been explored on television before, the beginning of 2018 will definitely start with a bang! Helmed by the entertainment Moghul Ronnie Screwvala (Founder U Sports) and sports business veteran Supratik Sen (Co-Founder CEO U Sports), UCypher now here and sure to turn eSporting from a hobby into a genuine career opportunity.

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