Indian esports and gaming company Skyesports has partnered with Microsoft to co-launch the third season of the Windows 11 Skyesports Grand Slam.
The multi-title event, set to occur February 16th – 17th, will take place at the Pragati Maidan convention centre in New Delhi, India.
Besides Microsoft being named the title sponsor, Skyesports has also teamed up with hardware brand AMD as the ‘powered by’ sponsor for the tournament. Both Microsoft and AMD will host a number of activations, as well as giveaways for fans attending the event in person.
In addition, the Grand Slam will bring back Skyesports’ all-female esports IP, the Skyesports Luna, as an offline VALORANT tournament — the first of its kind in India. The release also states that players will compete in other esports titles as well, but doesn’t explicitly mention which ones.
The Grand Slam will take place during the India Gaming Show (IGS) 2023, a government-led initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to showcase gaming and animation. IGS 2023 is also supported by PlayStation, Riot Games, and KRAFTON, among other household names in esports and gaming.
Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO of Jet Skyesports, commented: “With nearly 400m gamers, India is already becoming the hotbed for gaming and esports globally and brands like Microsoft and AMD have realised that.
“After the success of the Skyesports Grand Slam Season 2 last year, which recorded more than 40m viewership, we are thrilled to be back with Season 3 as a LAN event. This will also be our first event in the national capital and we are beyond excited to welcome our already big audience in the city to the Windows 11 Skyesports Grand Slam.”