Skyesports SEA Championship 2022 has entered the playoff stage.


Skyesports SEA Championship Playoffs: Velocity Gaming & GodSquad Will Fly to Bangkok

The two Indian teams will be flown to Bangkok for competitive integrity

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Skyesports SEA Championship 2022 has entered the playoff stage.
The two Indian teams will be flown out to Bangkok, Thailand so that the teams are playing on equal ground by negating the ping difference.

The India qualifier for the Skyesports SEA (South Eastasia) Championship 2022 concluded on 16th November with Velocity Gaming and GodSquad (Global Esports) moving on to the main event, scheduled to run between 23rd and 25th November. With this, the Skyesports SEA Championship, an official Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) OFF//SEASON event has entered the playoff stage. The four teams have been locked in and the two Indian teams will be flown out to Bangkok, Thailand so that the teams are playing on equal ground. Skyesports also announced that it will be hosting an exciting Skyesports SEA Championship Afterparty with top players and creators in Bangkok.

Skyesports SEA Championship 2022 - A recap

Skyesports partnered with Riot Games to bring this official VCT OFF//SEASON event with a total prize pool of $30,000 USD. After an intense qualifier stage, four teams made it to the playoffs stage which will happen between 23rd and 25th November. 

The four teams made their way to this final stage by playing through separate qualifiers for SEA and India. The teams are as follows:

● GodSquad (Global Esports) - India

● Velocity Gaming - India

● Made in Thailand (MITH) - SEA

● Bleed Esports - SEA

Skyesports will be flying the two Indian teams – Velocity Gaming and GodSquad – to Bangkok to ensure an even playing field between the SEA and Indian teams so that they play on the same ping. Skyesports also added that the two teams will be playing from a fully-equipped bootcamp. Meanwhile, Bleed Esports and MITH will play remotely.

Commenting on the Skyesports SEA Championship - Valorant, Founder and CEO of Skyesports Shiva Nandy said, “Our decision to fly Indian teams out to Thailand to eliminate ping differences is true to our commitment to ensure top-notch and fair action for fans to enjoy. Teams from both regions will benefit immensely from international exposure. The Afterparty is an added glamor to this event offering a unique intersection of SEA and South Asian gaming stars as we look to host more cross-regional tournaments in the future.

Meanwhile, Ashish Gupta, the marketing lead for India & South Asia at Riot Games, said that they expect to see lots of exciting new content and experimental formats heading into the OFF//SEASON, as tournament organizers take the reins and provide opportunities for new teams and stars to emerge. “We are excited for the teams from South Asia and Southeast Asia to face off against one another in the Skyesports SEA Championship. Fans will have an opportunity to spectate intense VALORANT games before the start of the VCT Pacific League in 2023," added Gupta.

Fans can stay updated through Skyesports’ Instagram and Twitter handles and by watching the livestreams for more information about the afterparty. Meanwhile, fans can catch the high-octane action between the four teams on Skyesports’ YouTube and Twitch channels in English, Hindi, and Thai.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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