India-based tournament organizer Skyesports announced the venue that will host the finals of its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) franchised league, the Skyesports Masters. The “LAN Finale” for the league will be held at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium in Bangalore.
Skyesports also recently announced that it has added esports gambling platform 1xBet as an official sponsor of Skyesports Masters (financial terms of the deal were not disclosed).
Fans wanting to attend the event from Aug. 26 – 27, can do so for free (Skyesports won’t be charging for tickets), but we assume tickets will be available on a “first come, first served” basis. Owned by the government of Karnataka, the indoor arena has a maximum capacity of about 2,000 seats, though it might be possible to host more people depending on configuration.
Some sponsors will have booths and activations during the event including AMD and Zebronics, and organizers promise other activities including live entertainment and the “Skyesports Award Ceremony,” featuring the top teams from the Skyesports Champions Series – BGMI. The Skyesports Masters is sponsored by AMD, Windows 11, Flipkart, 1xBet, and Zebronics.
Skyesports Masters has a total prize pool of 2 Crore INR, or roughly $245K USD. Earlier this month Skyesports finalized the franchised Indian teams that are taking part in the competition: 7Sea Esports, Enigma Gaming, Gods Reign, Marcos Gaming, Medal Esports, Reckoning Esports, Revenant Esports, and Velocity Gaming.
The league is currently running an online League Stage (July 8 – Aug. 17) to determine which four among the eight franchised teams will be participating in the LAN Finale. The tournament series is being live-streamed on the official Skyesports Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels.
The franchised CS:GO league specifically for India was announced in April. Skyesports announced in April that it had partnered with local gaming cafés across 20 different cities in India such as Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and more to serve as locations for franchised teams to find homegrown talent through “cafe qualifiers.”