Skyesports have announced a partnership with AMD and Microsoft Windows 11 for their upcoming franchised esports tournament, ‘Skyesports Masters’. The tournament will be featuring a prize pool of Rs 2 crore and will have eight teams competing against each other.
The qualifiers are set to start next month at different gaming cafés in 20 cities across India. The top eight teams will face each other in CS:GO matches at a LAN event in Mumbai in front of a live audience. Skyesports Masters will be the first-ever franchise tournament in the country with a record-breaking prize pool and can also pave the way for future tournaments.
Speaking about the collaboration, founder and CEO of Skyesports, Shiva Nandy expressed his excitement on partnering with AMD and Windows 11.
“We need to provide the players with the best infrastructure for competing in the league, and with the power of AMD and Windows 11 have aced that. The franchised esports league includes a long LAN event in Mumbai, offering brands an ideal place to not only show their products but also connect with the audience on the ground as well,” he said.
Mukesh Bajpai, marketing head of AMD India, also expressed his delight on the partnership.
“We are excited to connect with fans and the esports community through India’s biggest gaming tournament, Skyesports Masters. We look forward to offering an immersive gaming experience with AMD’s latest technology and powerful range of gaming products to a wide audience not only in India but beyond as well,” Bajpai said.
Also, Bhaskar Basu, head of Modern Work at Microsoft India, said, “We are thrilled to be a part of India’s first franchised esports league, the Skyesports Masters. Gaming has always been an integral part of the Windows experience. Windows 11 offers an immersive gaming experience to players with technologies like Auto HDR, Direct Storage, and more. We look forward to the Skyesports Masters in Mumbai, to bring the joy of gaming to players across India.”