The Skyesports Souvenir has returned in 2023, featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). This year, the prestigious esports IP will expand internationally, featuring six countries fighting for victory. Team India will be determined in the competition through the Skyesports Souvenir – India Qualifiers, which will take place from September 22 to 24.
Commenting on the tournament, Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO of Skyesports, said, “After a thrilling end to India’s first franchised esports league, the Skyesports Masters, we are excited to announce our next official Counter-Strike tournament, the Skyesports Souvenir. This competition is a testament to our goal of building a roadmap for Counter-Strike esports in the country. It will also give an opportunity to teams to compete against international teams as we bring Counter-Strike action from Skyesports to more regions.”
Skyesports Souvenir – India Qualifiers Participating Teams and Schedule
Four teams have been directly invited into the India Qualifiers. These are as follows:
- Gods Reign
- Marcos Gaming
- Reckoning Esports
- Revenant Esports
The four teams are all set to lock horns across a Round-Robin format to determine the winners. All matches will be live on the Skyesports YouTube, Facebook, Loco, and Glance channels. The schedule for the matches is as follows:
Friday (September 22)
- Reckoning Esports vs. Gods Reign
- Revenant Esports vs. Marcos Gaming
Saturday (September 23)
- Reckoning Esports vs. Marcos Gaming
- Gods Reign vs. Revenant Esports
Sunday (September 24)
- Reckoning Esports vs. Revenant Esports
- Marcos Gaming vs. Gods Reign
The winner of the competition will be the Indian Representative at the Skyesports Souvenir – International Playoffs, set to take place from September 25 to 30. India will be one of six countries from the Asian continent competing for victory in Counter-Strike.
The Skyesports Souvenir 2023 is powered by AMD x Windows 11. According to the India Games Market Report 2023 by Niko Partners, the total game revenue from India in 2023 will reach $868 million, up 21.2 percent YoY. The total number of gamers in the country stands at 444.4 million in 2023, which wilo grow to more than 641 million by 2023. Additionally, the report found that 71.8 percent of Indian gamers engage with esports, making competitions like the Skyesports Souvenir a perfect option for brands to connect with highly-engaged gamers across the country.