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Battlegrounds Mobile India and Valorant Mobile will definitely give nation's mobile esports a big boost: Shiva Nandy, Founder/CEO, Skyesports

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Q. Another unique aspect of the competition was broadcasting the games in multiple languages, including the regional ones. In which way would you say this improved viewership and player participation when compared to your previous events?

Shiva: The regional aspect of the tournament is Skyesports’ USP, and we will continue to be the flagbearer for regional content/broadcast in Indian esports. India is a land of multiple languages, and how can we do an event without catering to our audience in their languages?

Since it’s a league with eight cities, we have tried our best to include those languages, and fans have loved it so far. We will continue to find talent in various regions to have a more extensive range of broadcasts.


Q. With the announcement of Skyesports Championship 3.0, fans are pretty excited to see the kind of tournament format that you come up with this time around. Is there anything you have in store for the upcoming event?

Shiva: Skyesports championship is our annual flagship event. It’s a destination where many popular gamers have found an opportunity to go pro and evolve into champions.

Scout, Anto, Kratos & many PUBG Mobile superstars came down to Chennai for our first season, hosted even before the PMCO Fall Spilt LAN tournament in 2019

After two successful seasons, we are planning to take the 3rd edition full scale. 3.0 will be a South Asia region tournament that will run for four months with a massive prize pool of ₹55,00,000 and a LAN finals.

This will be 20x growth from our previous editions, and we have many interesting things lined up without compromising the basic grassroots.


Q. What are some of the games that you will be hosting a tournament on in Skyesports Championship 3.0?

Shiva: Every season, we add more titles to cater to larger audiences and include titles that people actually want and play. This season, you will see some new titles added to our Skyesports Championship 3.0, which will be revealed soon.


Q. The Valorant Conquerors Championship is the first step in putting India on the map for the shooter’s global esports scene. What are some of your thoughts regarding the opportunities that this competition brings?

Shiva: It is a good opportunity for Indian Valorant teams to make it big, and they are capable of making a massive impact. We wish all the teams good luck.


Q. How well do you feel Indian Valorant teams will fare against some of the best during the APAC Last Chance Qualifiers?

Shiva: Going by the trend, Indian Valorant teams are outstanding, and they are on par with some of the top teams globally. We have sides like Velocity, GE, GodLike, etc., who will use this opportunity to make it big.


Q. With Valorant Mobile and Battlegrounds Mobile India on the horizon, what plans does Skyesports have for the upcoming titles?

Shiva: Mobile esports is still a sought-after flavor among the young gaming crowds in India. BGMI and Valorant Mobile will significantly boost esports in India and globally!

Once the games are available for esports in India, you can expect many grassroots-level tournaments from Skyesports, as that’s what we are known for.

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Edited by Ravi Iyer
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