Skyesports & MOGO hosting India's Collegiate Esports Championship; Dates, Format, Prize Pool
Skyesports, a notable esports tournament organizer in India, has joined forces with Mobile Global Esports Inc. (MOGO), a leading collegiate esports platform, to bring forth the 'MOGO National Championship.' The Valorant event, boasting a prize pool exceeding INR 10 lakhs, is poised to make waves in the world of collegiate esports and to create opportunities at grassroot level.
Dates and Format for India's Collegiate Esports Championship
The culmination of this championship will take place during the LAN Finals, scheduled for September 18 to 22 at the Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Phagwara, Punjab, India. Sixteen colleges from across India will compete in the popular game title Valorant, aiming for the prestigious championship trophy and a winner's purse of INR 4 lakhs.
To provide viewers with a captivating commentary experience, the championship boasts a diverse commentary team. The English desk features , while the Hindi desk includes .
Bridging Traditional Sports and Esports
The 'MOGO National Championship' strives to bridge the gap between traditional sports and esports, integrating competitive gaming into the fabric of collegiate events. The journey to this championship was no easy feat, with over 100 teams from various regions enduring a rigorous qualification process. The top 16 teams emerged victorious, earning their coveted spots in the LAN Finals.
Where to Watch
Esports enthusiasts nationwide can catch all the action live on platforms such as Skyesports, MOGO, Loco, Rooter, and YouTube.
The collaboration between Skyesports and MOGO promises an exciting esports competition and signifies a crucial step toward integrating esports into mainstream collegiate events in India.
Shiva Nandy, Skyesports' Founder and CEO, stressed the importance of nurturing grassroots esports talent through the 'MOGO National Championship,' expressing optimism about future collaborations with MOGO.
Dave Pross, MOGO's CEO, shared his enthusiasm, envisioning the championship as a defining moment in the sports and gaming industry.
The Indian esports scene is on the rise, with a 10% increase in esports teams from 2021 to 2022 and a projected 125,000 teams in 2023, according to a FICCI-EY report. The Skyesports-MOGO collaboration aligns perfectly with this upward trend.