AMD Skyesports BGMI Grand Slam earns new record with over 100,000 live viewers
The grand finals of the first AMD Skyesports Grand Slam in 2022, which included Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), established a brand new viewership record on Loco, India’s premier live game streaming and esports platform.
LOCO is an Indian esports and live game broadcasting platform that streams numerous Esports tournaments. Content creators from titles such as COD, GTA 5, Free Fire, VALORANT, and others routinely broadcast their performance on the platform. The platform unites broadcasters and creators to their relevant viewers in real-time, giving them massive content exposure.
A record-breaking amount of viewers tuned in to see who would be named champions as 16 of the greatest BGMI teams from throughout the country competed in one of Skyesports’ premium IPs. The finals were held from February 9 to February 16.
Attracting over 100k live viewers
Skyesports Grand Slam 2022 was supported by AMD, with Loco serving as the tournament’s broadcast sponsor. The event began on January 28th with 3000 teams, with just 16 teams making it to the quarterfinals and finals. The seven-day finale ended on February 16, attracting over 100,000 live viewers for the final five days of the competition on Loco.
“Skyesports’ Grand Slam has become a mainstay of the Indian gaming calendar and we are thrilled that Loco continues to be the home for this property.The audience interest and levels of engagement we saw for this IP on the platform, shattered all previous records,” Anirudh Pandita, Loco founder, said.
Skyesports and Loco are continuing to set new benchmarks for content partnerships, and consumers can expect high-quality entertainment from both of us through the course of the year,” said Pandita added.
After a fierce battle that lasted until the final game, Team XO was crowned Skyesports Grand Slam 2022 champions, taking home a prize pool of Rs. 8 lakhs. The team, which included IMMORTAL, Punkk, Fierce, SENSEI, and the recently-signed Snax, demonstrated why they are a power to be reckoned with by putting in solid results that saw them earn the most placement points in the finals.
Skyesports, JetSynthesys weigh in
Team Soul, who has been playing with various lineups in recent months, appeared to have rediscovered their winning magic with an outstanding second-place result and a three-lakh payout. Skylightz Gaming, the BGIS champions, finished third, taking home a prize fund of 1.5 lakhs.
“The engagement numbers from the audience is a testament to the production quality of Skyesports and the growing BGMI esports audience in the country. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have broken records on India’s homegrown streaming platform, Loco, and look forward to continuing this partnership in the future. There’s a lot more coming throughout the year,” Skyesports CEO Shiva Nandy commented.
Rajan Navani, JetSynthesys founder and CEO, also added: “I’d like to congratulate our dynamic team at Jet Skyesports for achieving yet another successful milestone with this Grand Slam 2022 tournament. With the tournament viewership growing rapidly, we’re happy to see the engagement of Indian audiences scaling up towards these eminent gaming titles.”
Skyesports also revealed that the Grand Slam Season One 2022 winners in BGMI and VALORANT would be honored at a special ceremony at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai near the end of March. The celebration is said to be an evening to remember, with some of the greatest names in Indian esports and gaming in attendance.