The first iteration of the Skyesports League was one of the most successful Indian esports events of 2020. The League is back in 2021 with a prize pool of INR 1,500,000 ($20,700), making it one of the biggest esports events of this year in India. Some of the best Valorant players in the country will be participating in the event including players from Team Mahi and Global Esports. The Skyesports League 2021 is one of the more unique Valorant tournaments in the country considering that the tournament is based on a franchise system where players for each team will be allotted via an auction. This player auction will take place online on March 31.
One of the franchise teams competing in this event, the Chennai Clutchers, which will be representing Tamil Nadu, has also partnered with AGS Cinemas, an Indian theater chain. The AMD Ryzen Skyesports League 2021 will kick off on April 9, 2021.
Last year, the Skyesports League featured a prize pool of INR 1,000,000 ($13,800) and the event’s prize pool is going up by 50% this year. With INR 1,500,000 ($20,700) up for grabs, the event will feature eight teams competing for prize pool. Skyesports started hyping up the event on March 15 and asked fans to guess the prize pool. The prize pool was eventually revealed on March 16th. Skyesports claims that the upcoming event will be the largest league for Valorant in South Asia. Matches will commence on April 9th and will be streamed online.
Some of the best players in the world will be representing eight cities in India. Major brands have partnered with Skyesports to make the event possible on such a large scale. The likes of AGS Cinemas and AMD Ryzen have partnered with Skyesports League 2021 to make the event a success.
The players for each team will be allotted via an auction which will take place later this month. Each team can retain a player and influencer who played in the 2020 iteration of the League in 2020. A maximum of four players and one influencer can be retained. The auction will take place using virtual money, which will be allotted to teams ahead of the auction. There are 60 players available for the auction through open registration.
Registrations commenced on March 24th and will conclude on March 28th. Here are all the other important dates that players need to be aware of:
The minimum age for participating is 16 years. Interested participants can reach out to Skyesports with any queries at firstname.lastname@example.org
All the matches will be streamed live on the Skyesports Youtube channel with multi-lingual casting in up to 7 languages.