Indian esports and gaming company Skyesports has announced the return of the Skyesports Champions Series (SCS), this time featuring battle royale title Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI).
A total of 24 of the country’s top teams will compete in the tournament, which includes an Rs. 2,500,000 (~£24,400) prize pool.
The tournament, spanning from June 9th to 18th, will be structured into three stages. The top 16 teams will then progress to the Grand Finals, scheduled for the concluding four days. During this phase, competitors will battle it out to be crowned the champions of the first-ever Skyesports Champions Series – BGMI.
Currently, the invited teams for the tournament comprise S8UL, Godlike Esports, Revenant Esports, Gods Reign, 7Sea Esports, Marcos Gaming, Team Tamilas, Blind Esports, and Reckoning Esports. The tournament will be live-streamed on the Skyesports YouTube channel each day.
Skyesports was a prominent organiser for BGMI since the game’s release in June 2021. As such, it’s no surprise to see the company return to BGMI following the title’s unbanning.
The company’s tournaments, including the Skyesports Championship 4.0 – BGMI and the Skyesports Grand Slam, achieved impressive viewership numbers, with peaks of over 100,000 viewers.
Skyesports’ previous SCS occurred last year with organisations competing in VALORANT for $30,000 (~£23,950).
The SCS BGMI marks the beginning of Skyesports’ esports tournaments for mobile battle royale, with plans to establish a roadmap for BGMI esports. Notably, the top two teams from the SCS BGMI will receive invites to the LAN-based Skyesports Championship 5.0 Finale, set to take place later this year.
Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO of Skyesports, commented: “With BGMI becoming available again, we couldn’t be more excited to showcase the talent and passion of the Indian esports community through one of our most iconic IPs, the Skyesports Champions Series.
“The tournament will serve as a platform for India’s top squads to battle it out in a top-tier competitive environment for the humongous Rs. 25,00,000 prize pool. The return of BGMI to our tournament lineup reaffirms our commitment to providing continuous and exciting events across a plethora of games to our diverse audience.”