Badminton Association of India(BAI) announced a franchise league known as "Indian Badminton League" with six franchises representing six Indian cities. PVP Ventures chairman, Prasad V Potluri, was the first to bid for Hyderabad Hotshots and also to own one of the first franchises announced by IBL. The first season player auctions were held on July 22, 2013. Player auctions were held in Delhi and the Hyderabad Hotshots bid of $120,000 for player Saina Nehwal was successful. Nehwal was the highest paid female shuttler and second highest paid shuttler overall in the tournament behind World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia with a bid of $135,000 by Mumbai Masters.
Hyderabad Hotshots qualified for semi-final after scoring 17 points from the league matches. The semi-final was held at their home ground Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on 28 August 2013. Hyderabad Hotshots faced Pune Pistons in the semi-final.
Date and Time
28 August, 20:00
3 - 0
Ajay Jayram (HH) beat Tien Minh Nguyen (PP) by 21-17, 21-11.
Hyderabad Hotshots qualified for final after defeating Pune Pistons in semi-finals. The final was held at National Sports Club of India, Mumbai on 31 August 2013. Hyderabad Hotshots faced Awadhe Warriors in the final.