Skyesports To Invest $500,000 Towards CS:GO And Dota 2


Skyesports to Invest Minimum $500,000 Towards CS:GO and Dota 2 in 2023

Will this be enough to turn things around for the two titles in India?

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Skyesports is prepared to invest at least $500,000 USD towards the upliftment of CS:GO and Dota 2 in India.
CS:GO and Dota 2 have been included as two of the competing titles at the upcoming AMD Skyesports Championship 4.0.
The two titles will combined host a total prize pool of $25,000 USD and will be open to all for participation.

One of the top esports tournament organizers from India, Skyesports, is attempting to revive two popular esports titles within the country - CS:GO and Dota 2. Taking its first step towards this goal, both these titles have been included as part of the upcoming AMD Skyesports Championship 4.0.

The CS:GO and Dota 2 tournaments are set to feature a combined total prize pool of $25,000 USD (INR 20,42,464) and will be taking place on LAN in front of a live audience in Mumbai sometime around mid-December.

In an additional statement, Shiva "Marvel" Nandy - CEO and Founder of Skyesports, has publicly shared that Skyesports will further invest a minimum of $500,000 USD (INR 4,08,57,750) next year towards the upliftment of competitive CS:GO and Dota 2 within India.

Skyesports to invest at least half a million for CS:GO and Dota 2 next year

It was a pleasant surprise for many in the Indian gaming community as CS:GO and Dota 2 were announced as competing titles for the upcoming AMD Skyesports Championship 4.0, the last esports tournament of 2022 by Skyesports, who has already started planning its road map for 2023 along with its expansion.

Despite being popular esports titles internationally, both CS:GO and Dota 2 have failed to successfully engage with the Indian gaming audience. There is still a considerable userbase that plays these titles on a regular basis in the country, but organizers in the past have failed to convert them into viewers of the local competitive scene, resulting in the demise of both titles over the years.

This decision by Skyesports to reintroduce the two games has received a lot of appreciation from the community members. To double down on its promise, Shiva Nandy has further pledged to invest at least half a million dollars towards CS:GO and Dota 2 in 2023, "to uplift the forgotten OG games."

Skyesports to invest for CSGO and Dota 2 in 2023

Both CS:GO and Dota 2 will be open to participation for all those interested in competing in these tournaments whose finals will be taking place in front of a live audience on LAN in Mumbai.

  • CS:GO - $10,000 USD (INR 8,17,298) | Registration Link - Team, Solo

  • Dota 2 - $15,000 USD (INR 12,25,946) | Registration Link - Team, Solo

It will be interesting to see how these tournaments perform both on LAN and online, considering all the hype it has created across the Indian gaming scene.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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