The Skyesports Champions Series (SCS) is making a grand comeback in 2023, and this time it’s featuring India’s beloved battle royale title, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). From June 9 to 18, twenty-four of the best squads in the country will compete in the tournament, vying for both glory and a share of the impressive Rs. 25,00,000 prize pool.
Embracing the return of BGMI, Shiva Nandy, the Founder and CEO of Skyesports, expressed his excitement about showcasing the immense talent and passion within the Indian esports community through one of their most iconic IPs, the Skyesports Champions Series. This tournament will provide a platform for India’s top squads to engage in fierce battles within a top-tier competitive environment, all for the chance to claim a significant share of the Rs. 25,00,000 prize pool. This inclusion of BGMI in their tournament lineup demonstrates Skyesports’ commitment to continuously delivering exciting events across a wide range of games for their diverse audience.
SCS BGMI The Schedule and Format
The Skyesports Champions Series will be conducted online, taking place from June 9 to 18. Prior to the main event, Skyesports will host the qualifiers on June 7 and 8. In this preliminary stage, 18 invited teams will compete, with the top six teams progressing to the semifinals.
The SCS – BGMI semifinals will be held from June 9 to 13. The six qualifying teams will face off against 18 invited squads, divided into three groups of eight teams each. Finally, the top 16 teams will advance to the Grand Finals, scheduled from June 14 to 18. It is during this thrilling phase that the ultimate champions of the inaugural Skyesports Champions Series – BGMI will be crowned.
Here is a breakdown of the tournament schedule:
- SCS Qualifiers: June 7 and 8
- SCS Semifinals: June 9 to 13
- SCS Finals: June 14 to 18
The invited teams for the Skyesports Champions Series include renowned names such as S8UL, Godlike Esports, Revenant Esports, Gods Reign, 7Sea Esports, Marcos Gaming, Team Tamilas, Blind Esports, and Reckoning Esports, among others. For the complete list of participating teams, stay tuned to Skyesports’ Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter handles. The tournament will be broadcasted live on the Skyesports YouTube channel, with six matches taking place each day, starting from 1 PM IST onwards.
Skyesports’ Stature in BGMI Esports
Skyesports has emerged as a leading organizer of original IP tournaments for BGMI ever since the game’s release in June 2021. The Skyesports Championship 4.0 – BGMI, held in September 2021, was one of the game’s earliest major tournaments and achieved a record-breaking peak viewership of 221,000. Furthermore, the Skyesports Grand Slam in early 2022 also garnered impressive viewership numbers, reaching a peak of over 150,000 viewers.
The SCS – BGMI marks the first of many online and offline esports tournaments that Skyesports has planned for the mobile battle royale community in India. Like their efforts in other games, Skyesports aims to establish a well-structured roadmap for BGMI esports.
In an exciting development, the top two teams from the Skyesports Champions Series (SCS) will receive invitations to the Skyesports Championship 5.0 Finale, which will be a LAN event taking place later this year.
Looking back, the inaugural season of the Skyesports Champions Series, held last year, featured VALORANT in partnership with Riot Games. As part of the road to VCT 2022, this tournament provided a platform for South Asian teams to represent the region internationally.
The return of the Skyesports Champions Series, now featuring BGMI, promises an electrifying competition for both players and fans alike. It serves as a testament to the growing influence and popularity of esports in India, and Skyesports’ commitment to delivering exceptional gaming experiences to their dedicated audience.