Skyesports Announces Skyesports Champions Series 2022 in Partnership With Riot Games
India-based tournament organizer Skyesports has partnered with Riot Games for the Skyesports Champions Series (SCS) 2022 which shall serve as the gateway to the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) for South Asian teams. The top two teams from the event will qualify for Valorant Champions Tour Stage 2 Asia Pacific Challengers. SCS 2022’s prize pool is set at $30,000 USD and the final stage of the event will be hosted as a LAN event in Chennai, India.
Skyesports Championship Series 2022 Overview
In Stage One of the VCT, NODWIN Gaming’s Valorant Conquerors Championship was the official event for making it to the APAC (Asia Pacific) Challengers. India’s Velocity Gaming and Global Esports qualified via the event but both teams failed to secure a qualification spot for the ongoing Valorant Masters Reykjavik event. In Stage Two, SCS 2022 will serve as the gateway event for APAC Challengers Stage Two. It will offer South Asia a second chance to make it to a Masters event for the first time.
Commenting on this tournament, Shiva Nandy, the CEO and Founder of Skyesports, said, “We are thrilled to be a part of VALORANT’s tremendous growth in South Asia and are beyond excited to be providing a path to the teams into the VCT APAC Challenger Stage 2. The Skyesports Champions Series will set a new benchmark for VALORANT esports in South Asia with top-notch production and live streams in several regional languages.”
Skyesports Championship Series 2022 Format Explained
Registrations for the SCS 2022 are currently live on the official website until 7th May for all players from across South Asia. This includes India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Bangladesh. Registered teams will participate in two open qualifiers. One of the qualifiers will be exclusive to India while the other will be open to other South Asian countries.
● Phase 1: Open Qualifiers for India and the Rest of South Asia
● Phase 2: Group Stage League
● Phase 3: Playoffs
Two teams from the Indian qualifier and two teams from the South Asian qualifier will advance to Phase 2 (Group Stage League), where they will face off against eight invited teams from the previous South Asian Qualifiers’ Playoff Stage. The invited teams include:
Skyesports will be hosting a Draw Show before Phase 2 (Group Stage League) to divide the 12 teams into two groups of six teams each. The show will be broadcasted on YouTube and Rooter to provide transparency on the group selection process with the fans and all teams. In the Group Stage League, the teams will compete in a single-robin format. The top three teams from each group will make it to the playoffs.
Phase 3 will be the playoffs in which the six teams will face off in a double-elimination bracket to crown the South Asian champion. Stay tuned to Skyesports’ Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook handles for more information.
Skyesports Championship Series 2022: Where to Watch
Select matches from the open qualifiers along with all stage two and three matches will be broadcasted live on Skyesports’ and channels.