Skyesports to invest $500,000 towards CS:GO and Dota 2 in 2023

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CS: GO and Dota 2 are two of the most well-known esports games in India, and one of the best tournament organizers, Skyesports, are working to bring them back to mainstream gaming.

Both CS: GO, and Dota 2 have been added to the upcoming AMD Skyesports Championship 4.0, marking the first step toward achieving this objective. The prize pool for both games will be $25,000 USD (INR 20,42,464). The tournament will be broadcast live and will take place over LAN in Mumbai in December.

The CEO and Founder of Skyesports, Shiva “Marvel” Nandy, further stated in a public statement that he will also be investing “a minimum of $500,000 USD (INR 4,08,57,750) next year towards the upliftment of competitive CS: GO and Dota 2 within India.”

AMD Skyesports Championship 4.0 will be the last esports tournament hosted by Skyesports. The announcement to include CS: GO and Dota 2 was a very pleasant surprise for the Indian gaming community.

CS: GO and Dota 2, well-liked esports games abroad, have failed to appeal to the Indian gaming market. Although there is still a sizable user base in the nation that regularly plays these games. Organizers in the past have been unable to get them to watch the local competitive scene, which has led to the decline of both games over time.

Gamers in India are thrilled with this decision by Skyesports, and the organization has received a lot of praise from the community. Shiva says the investment is “to uplift the forgotten OG games.”

The tournament for CS: GO and Dota 2 will be open for all the teams interested in competing for the prize and showing off their skills. The prize allotted for both games is:

CS: GO – $10,000 USD (INR 8,17,298)
Dota 2 – $15,000 USD (INR 12,25,946)