Skyesports reveals 2022 roadmap with higher prize tournaments, VALORANT, League of Legends, many more
Skyesports, a Chennai based-esports and gaming venture has revealed their 2022 roadmap with tournaments planned for this year.
The company was founded in 2018 and has become one of the most popular esports organizations. Known for hosting major esports tournaments, the company is leading the gaming industry and ventures in India.
Success on prior tournaments
Skyesports is known for organizing many large tournaments in the past. In 2022, however, is expected to be bigger for professionals in the respective region of South Asia. Last year alone, Skyesports recorded 280,000 people registered across different tournaments.
“I would like to thank the community for putting their faith in us throughout the past year as over 280,000 gamers registered across different tournaments,” Chief Executive Officer of Skyesports Shiva Nandy said.
Expanding more however is not equal to fewer tournaments. Similar to last year, Skyesports will have an equal focus on both mobile and PC gaming as well as hosting tournaments on a wide array of video games from VALORANT, BGMI, League of Legends, Free Fire, Hearthstone, FIFA, Real Cricket, known Supercell games and more.
“The stakes are getting significantly higher with prize pools being increased across the board and a return to LAN events. We will also be setting our foot into more regions as Skyesports continues to set a benchmark for the esports industry,” Nandy added.
Details about 2022 roadmap and more
This year tournaments are expected to have higher prize pools on all titles and the classic LAN events are set to make a comeback for the grand finals of three tournaments this year, namely Skyesports League 2022, Skyesports Championship 4.0, and Skyesports Tri-Series.
Skyesports roadmap for 2022 starts in February and all the way to December. In fact, Skyesports has announced open registration for BGMI Skyesports Grand Slam since January 15.
Furthermore, details of the 2022 roadmap are as follows:
1. Skyesports Grand Slam 2022 S1 (February-March) featuring an open-for-all format with a $40,000 prize pool evenly split for VALORANT and BGMI.
2. Skyesports Pro League (March-April) with a $20,000 prize pool for players to take and split between Free Fire, VALORANT, League of Legends, and Dota 2.
3. Skyesports League 2022 (April-May) or a city-based premier league best known as Skyesports League is set to return in mid-2022. A player auction will be featured and by far this tournament is the biggest LAN event competition with a total of Rs. 1,5 crores (roughly $200,922) prize pool.
4. Skyesports Championship 4.0 (August-October) is the fan-favorite tournament and this year marks the competition’s fourth edition. There will be Rs. 1 crore ($133,973) on the line and several games if featured within the competition. The grand event is set to feature a LAN competition in the finals.
5. Real Cricket Championship 2022 (September-October) will feature India’s favorite sport in an esports format. Later this year the competition will have a $67,000 prize pool on the line.
6. Skyesports Grand Slam 2022 S2 (October) the competition is set to return in late 2022 after the S1 competition in February-March.
7. Skyesports Mobile Open (November-December) the competition is set to make its second return after it saw mainstream success in late 2021. Having sets of mobile games this year, the second edition of this competition will be closing the Skyesports 2022 roadmap.
In addition to the tournaments above, the Skysports Tri-Series is also returning this year after it was pushed back in Dubai last year. The competition is still planned mainly to be a LAN event for VALORANT.