Skyesports, an esports tournament organiser in India and Southeast Asia, has secured exclusive Hindi broadcasting rights for the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023’s Champions Stage.
The BLAST.tv Paris Major, the final Major of CS:GO, enters its Champions Stage today (May 18th). The competition’s remaining eight teams will battle it out for a lion’s share of its $1.25m (~£1m) prize pool.
Skyesports will broadcast the Champions Stage live on its official YouTube and Twitch channels. The Hindi talent line-up includes the likes of Lucifer, Euphoria and SenorMamba.
Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO of Skyesports, emphasised the significance of this partnership for the comeback of Counter-Strike in India: “As we usher in a revival for Counter-Strike in India, this partnership is a major step in that direction and serves as a great prelude to our upcoming Skyesports Masters in Mumbai.”
Skyesports, founded in November 2018 by Nandy, has emerged as one of the largest esports companies in South Asia. The company runs competitions like the Skyesports Championship, Skyesports League, Skyesports Grand Slam and Skyesports Skirmish Series. The company is owned by JetSynthesys, a digital entertainment and technology company.
In April, the company announced that it will launch a franchised CS:GO league in India called the Skyesports Masters. Earlier this month it revealed Microsoft and AMD as partners of the competition. The company also recently announced Zebronics as its peripherals partner.