Velocity Gaming joins Skyesports Masters.



Velocity Gaming Revealed as Eighth and Final Franchise in Skyesports Masters

Kavish Sheth
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Velocity Gaming secures the final franchise spot in Skyesports Masters, India's first-ever franchised Esports league.
The Hyderabad-based organization's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) roster is features international stars as well as skilled players scouted from the nationwide qualifiers.
The tournament consists of a League stage and LAN Playoffs, with a total prize pool of INR 2 Crore, as teams compete for the coveted title.

Velocity Gaming (VLT) has been announced as the last franchise to join Skyesports Masters. This league marks India's first franchised CS:GO competition, where eight elite teams will vie for the impressive prize pool of INR 2 Crore.

The highly anticipated tournament is divided into two significant stages: the League stage and the LAN Playoffs. Spanning multiple weeks from July 8 to August 17, the League Stage will witness the eight teams engaging in a double round-robin format. Only the top four contenders will advance to the Playoffs, scheduled to take place on Aug. 26 and 27, held in a LAN setting.

Velocity Gaming Unveils its CSGO Roster  

Velocity Gaming's entry into the Skyesports Masters was greeted with excitement and anticipation by gaming enthusiasts nationwide. The organization's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) roster consists of two veteran foreigners and players scouted from the Skyesports Masters cafe qualifiers:

  • Dipayan “MaChOleleR” Das

  • Tamajit “Logan” Ghosal

  • Keven “KevinR” Ross Russel

  • Muhammad “Syahhftw” Shyarul Daneal Bin Arif

  • Thomas “TAV” Kurian

  • Nairit “L0sttt” Banerjee

  • Bodhisattwa “The_Guru” Panday

Notably, the addition of KevinR, an experienced veteran from the United States who has competed professionally since 2004, brings valuable expertise to the team. Syahhftw, hailing from Malaysia, adds more international flair to the roster. The remaining members of the lineup have secured numerous top-three finishes in multiple tournaments.

Founder and CEO of Velocity Gaming Manoj Kashyap conveyed his enthusiasm upon entering the Skyesports Masters, highlighting the significance of Counter-Strike as an exciting esports title. While the game's growth in India has faced some limitations, Kashyap believes that Skyesports Masters is a pivotal stepping stone toward fostering its exponential development. He further commended Skyesports for establishing a sustainable event structure for franchised teams and expressed eagerness to seize this exceptional opportunity.

Shiva Nandy, the esteemed Founder and CEO of Skyesports, warmly welcomed Velocity Gaming to the Skyesports Masters, emphasizING that organizaing the tournament without Velocity Gaming's involvement would be a grave oversight.

Velocity Gaming joins the likes of  Gods Reign, Revenant Esports, Marcos Gaming, Reckoning Esports, Medal Esports7Sea Esports, and Enigma Gaming for Skyesports Masters. As the competition approaches, all eyes will be on Velocity Gaming and their formidable roster as they aim to make their mark in this historic Esports extravaganza.

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Kavish is an ardent gaming enthusiast with a deep-rooted passion for FPS games. With a curiosity towards the realm of esports, he maintains a close eye on esports events transpiring worldwide. Presently, Kavish actively engages in generating content catered to the Indian gaming community.

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