Skyesports becomes South Asia’s premier Valorant organizer
South Asia (India) gets their own taste of Valorant goodness with Skyesports at the helm. New events are popping up following the announcement from Riot indicating they will seek to ramp up the development of the local Valorant esports scene.
Things are starting with Souvenir 2022 – Mumbai, and will continue into VCT Stage 2 SA Challengers.
Souvenir 2022 was a good start
Souvenir 2022 Mumbai was short tournament lasting four days from the 30th of April to the 3rd of May. All games were broadcasted on the official Skyesports Youtube.
Backed by tournament organizer Skyesports, the event has managed to attract top teams in the Mumbai & Pakistan region. The event boasts a $11,500 prize pool, a fair amount considering the region’s Valorant esports scene is still in its early phases.
The four participating teams compose Enigma, Global Esports, Snakes and Velocity Gaming, had all placed in the top 4 of the region’s highest level of competitive play this year, Stage 1 of the VALORANT Conquerors Championship 2022.
The event gave us a hint of how Skyesports events will look like, and good insight into the current top team in the region. The new partnership between Riot & Skyesports for the upcoming VCT SA Stage 2 Challenger (Skyesports Championship Series) aims to catapult the development of the Valorant Esports scene in South Asia.
Previously, NOWDIN Gaming was “in charge” for most high calibre Valorant competition in the region. The move to a new operator may hint a change in approach in Riot’s strategy moving forward and a different approach to how events and organized and who gets to participate.