Skyesports Championship 5.0 Announced With a INR 2.12 Crores Prize Pool
The Skyesports Championship is set to make a triumphant return with its fifth annual edition of Skyesports Championship 5.0. This year's championship promises to be a bigger and better than ever event featuring a staggering prize pool of INR 2.12 Crores with grassroots-level qualifiers and adrenaline-pumping esports action. Notably, the BGMI Finals event will unfold at the prestigious Koramangala Indoor Stadium in Bangalore, offering a live spectacle to esports fans for free from 1st to 5th November 2023.
The event will be live streamed on Loco, one of the world’s leading independent esports and live streaming platforms. It has partnered with Skyesports Championship with an aim to offer the best viewing experience to fans across India. The tournament will be broadcasted live on Loco in multiple languages including English, Hindi, and Tamil, ensuring that fans from every part of the country can immerse themselves in the action.
Additionally, the Skyesports Championship 5.0 is powered by AMD, an innovator in high-performance graphics, computing, and visualization technologies. The event, split across PC and mobile games, and spanning gamers from India, South Asia, and the Middle East provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the power of AMD’s graphical prowess.
So far, four teams have qualified for the BGMI LAN Finale. They are as follows:
GodLike Esports: Defending Skyesports Championship BGMI Winners.
Big Brothers Esports: Champions of the Skyesports Skirmish Series 2023.
Soul Esports and Blind Esports: Top 2 teams of the Skyesports Champions Series (SCS) 2023.
Commenting on the return of the Skyesports Championship for a historic fifth edition, Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO, Skyesports, said, “From a mere Rs. 3 Lakhs prize pool at the Skyesports Championship 1.0 in 2019, we now proudly present an astounding Rs. 2.12 Crore prize pool, a 70x growth since our first edition and one of the biggest in the history of Indian esports. This tournament is designed to provide aspiring gamers with grassroots-level qualifiers, serving as a #PathtoPro for those who dream of achieving greatness in the esports arena. We are absolutely delighted to welcome Loco and AMD as our partners, as they play an integral role in showcasing the immense potential of India's longest-running homegrown esports intellectual property. Lastly, with our LAN Finals for BGMI at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium, we look forward to putting on a thrilling show for esports audiences.”
Speaking on the announcement, Firasat Durrani, Co-founder and Vice President Business Operations, Loco, said, “We are thrilled to take the stage as the exclusive streaming partner for Skyesports Championship 5.0. This partnership is a testament to our unwavering dedication to delivering a diverse range of content to our viewers, especially in the realm of esteemed esports like BGMI. Our mission has always been to bring the pulse-pounding world of esports to fans far and wide, and this collaboration marks a significant milestone in our journey. Through the Skyesports Championship 5.0 we’re also presenting an excellent opportunity for advertising brands to connect with the gaming community through our comprehensive media solutions. Loco is thrilled to be a part of this journey, raising the bar for esports entertainment in India.”
Registrations are open now for the Skyesports Championship 5.0. Aspiring professional players can head over to the Skyesports Discord channel to sign-up. Tickets for the LAN Finale in Bangalore will be available for free, the details of which will be announced soon.