Indian esports and gaming company Skyesports has announced a partnership with publisher Riot Games. As part of the deal, the company will host the Skyesports Champions Series 2022, which will be a qualifier for the VALORANT Champions Tour 2022 circuit.
The total prize pool for the South Asian Championship will be $30,000, while the final round of the competition will take place in Chennai, India.
Shiva Nandi, CEO and Founder of Skyesports: "We are thrilled to be part of the huge growth of VALORANT in South Asia and are thrilled to provide teams with a path to the VCT APAC Challenger Stage 2. The Skyesports Champion Series will set a new benchmark for the South Asian scene with first-class production and direct broadcasts in several regional languages".
Registration for the Skyesports Champions Series 2022 is now open for India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh. Participating teams will compete in two open qualifiers held separately for India.
Sukamal Pegu, Head of Publishing for Riot Games India and South Asia: "We've been supporting Skyesports tournaments for the past two years and we're thrilled to finally be teaming up with them for Skyesports Champions Series 2022, our VCT 2022. SCS will provide a platform to all players across South Asia with the chance to advance to the next VCT 2022 APAC Challengers Stage 2. I wish the participating teams from the region the very best of luck."
Two teams from the Indian qualifiers and two teams from the South Asian qualifiers will advance to the second round. Here, participants will compete with eight teams from the previous stage of the South Asian qualifiers.
Based on the results of the Skyesports Champions Series 2022, the top two teams qualify for the VCT 2022 APAC Challengers Stage 2.