Jet Skyesports, the premier esports tournament organizer in South Asia, has announced the Skyesports Masters, India’s largest PC gaming tournament to date. The tournament will run for three months, culminating in a LAN event in Mumbai with a live audience. Eight franchise teams will compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) for a share of the 2 Crore INR prize pool.
Revolutionizing Esports in India
Shiva Nandy, the Founder and CEO of Skyesports, stated that the Skyesports Masters is set to revolutionize esports in India. The franchised system has found eight partners to be a part of the inaugural season of the league. The league aims to create not only one of the grandest tournaments but also to build a viable ecosystem for esports organizations, unlocking many revenue streams for them. This is particularly important as many organizations are struggling with significant losses in the Indian esports industry.
Skyesports Masters Comes With a Unique Tournament Format
The Skyesports Masters will feature a unique format, according to Anuj Tandon, CEO – Gaming Division, JetSynthesys. Counter-Strike has been at the heart of India’s gaming café culture for decades, and Skyesports’ association with CSGO will usher in a revival of the game ahead of the release of Counter Strike 2. The franchised esports league will see a lot of talent emerge and contribute to the growth of Indian esports industry at the grassroots level.
Revenue Streams and Sustainable Ecosystem
Skyesports aims to unlock revenue streams for all eight franchised teams in the Skyesports Masters with sponsorships, merchandise sales, and media rights deals. This will enable the creation of a sustainable ecosystem for Counter-Strike in the years to come.
The Road to Skyesports Masters
The Skyesports Masters will begin with the on-ground café qualifiers taking place in 20 cities across India. Skyesports has partnered with local gaming cafés in all major cities of the country to scout for the best Counter-Strike talent and usher in a revival of the title. The cities for the café qualifiers include Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and more.
The franchised teams have the option of picking up this talent in addition to their rosters consisting of popular Indian and international Counter-Strike pros. Once the rosters have been finalized, the eight teams will battle it out in Mumbai to become the ultimate masters.
The LAN event will be split into the league stage and the playoffs and will be open to a live audience. The exact venue and ticketing information will be announced at a later date.
How To Watch Skyesports Masters
Fans who cannot attend the event live can watch the action on the official Skyesports YouTube channel in multiple languages. Stay tuned to Skyesports’ Instagram, Twitter, Facebook handles to know when a qualifier is happening at a gaming café near you. The schedule will be announced soon.
The Skyesports Masters is poised to be a game-changer in the Indian esports industry, bringing forth a revival of CSGO and building a sustainable ecosystem for Counter-Strike in the years to come. The tournament format, along with the revenue streams and scouting for talent across the country, will further elevate the Indian esports industry to new heights.