Skyesports Championship 3.0, the annual flagship esports tournament of Chennai-based Skyesports, was a whopping success witnessing one lakh+ participants across the South Asian sub-continent. It was organised between 19 August and 24 October, where popular gamers and streamers competed for six top esports titles and a massive prize pool of Rs 5.5 million split across winners of six of South Asia’s favourite games, namely BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA(BGMI), VALORANT, Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars and JetSynthesys’ popular cricket skill-based game Sachin Saga.
A completely online edition, the tournament was live streamed on Skyesports’ YouTube and Facebook handles and amassed a total viewership of 60 million+, peaking at 2.2 lakh concurrent viewers during the BGMI finals. The tournament concluded with an award ceremony hosted at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai, yesterday with Sachin Tendulkar, the Little Master as the guest of honour and Dynamo Gaming, Mortal , Scout, Jonathan, Payal and many popular gaming influencers stood alongside Sachin Tendulkar at the event.
Recently acquired by JetSynthesys, the new age digital entertainment and technology company with a strong play in gaming and esports, Skyesports is one of India’s largest esports organizations with a grassroots play. The new entity, Jet Skyesports Gaming Pvt. Ltd., was created with a vision to build esports at the grassroot level ahead of the Asian Games 2022. Working towards this vision, the event was also broadcasted in eight Indian languages being Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, and Punjabi apart from English to make the sport further accessible and inclusive across the length and breadth of the country.
Speaking on the success of the tournament, JetSynthesys vice chairman and MD Rajan Navani said, “We recently welcomed Shiva and his team as part of the JetSynthesys family, and together, we are working towards growing the esports ecosystem in India. The Skyesports Championship 3.0 has been a trend setter that is recognized at an industry level, and this year it only became bigger, facilitated competitive play, and further expanded the esports community. We were also thrilled to see the response received by gamers for our game Sachin Saga, a first-time entrant into the tournament, taking cricket skill-based gaming to the next level.”
“It’s been an exciting month of the Skyesports Championship 3.0 witnessing wide frenzy from gamers as they competed for the top six esports games across South Asia. Infact, we have seen massive traction across Tier two cities in India, apart from Tier one cities as well. We are delighted with the success of the event and the participation that we have seen. It is breaking all records and setting a benchmark for many more esports IPs to come in the future, making this a steppingstone towards building the esports category further in India,” said Skyesports CEO and founder Shiva Nandy.
The Skyesports Championship 3.0 is presented by AMD Ryzen and has strong industry partnerships such as Logitech G as the gaming partner, WD Black as the storage partner, Croma as the gaming retail partner and the regional streams are exclusively supported by Facebook.