Skyesports Championship 5.0 to host free LAN esports event

Screenshot of Skyesports logo and Championship 5.0 prize pool on blue background
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Indian esports and gaming company Skyesports has unveiled details on the fifth edition of its Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) series, the Skyesports Championship.

The Skyesports Championship 5.0 will notably host a LAN finale held in front of a live audience who can attend for free.

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The Skyesports Championship 5.0 will feature a prize pool of INR 2.12 Crore (~£207,000) in addition to a grassroots qualification process enabling aspiring esports teams from across the region to compete. Teams that qualify for the finals will compete at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium in Bangalore from November 1st-5th.

In addition to free attendance for spectators, Skyesports has also announced Indian streaming platform Loco has been named the exclusive broadcast partner for the event which will broadcast the tournament in English, Hindi and Tamil.

Alongside Loco, hardware brand AMD will support the event by providing products for the event that will feature tournaments using PC and mobile platforms.

Skyesports remains one of the leading esports tournament organisers in India. In September 2023, it joined forces with collegiate esports tournament platform MOGO to host a tournament that aims to bridge the gap between traditional sports and esports in the country and the surrounding region.

Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO of Skyesports, spoke on the news: “This tournament is designed to provide aspiring gamers with grassroots-level qualifiers, serving as a path to pro for those who dream of achieving greatness in the esports arena.

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Loco and AMD as our partners, as they play an integral role in showcasing the immense potential of India’s longest-running homegrown esports intellectual property. Lastly, with our LAN Finals for BGMI at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium, we look forward to putting on a thrilling show for esports audiences.“ 

Jonno Nicholson
Jonno is a Freelance News Writer for Esports Insider and has been part of the ESI team since 2019! His interests include the rapid rise of sim racing and its impact on the wider industry.