The qualifiers only had five teams and was a 25-day affair while the I-League will be played among 11 teams for over 100 days. The teams have been divided across two 5-star hotels.
Real Kashmir set up a summit clash with George Telegraph riding on a Lukman hattrick in the second half against Mohammedan Sporting.
Real Kashmir FC have emerged as a force to be reckoned with in Indian football - with a key reason behind it being the passionate support of their fans.
Shamim Meraj, whose family owns the Kashmir Monitor newspaper, co-founded Real Kashmir FC with Sandeep Chattoo in 2016.
Though the situation is better, video calls cannot be made on slow internet speed with 2G resuming in January.
It was RKFC's second win on the trot, which moved them to the fifth spot in the standings with 12 points from eight matches.