Skyesports announces major expense coverage of teams participating in upcoming Skyesports Masters CS:GO tournament – The Skyesports Masters is going to be the first-ever esports franchised league in India. It will have 8 franchised teams competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) for the 2023 season.
Yesterday, the CEO of Skyesports, Shiva Nandy had a major announcement regarding the teams participating in the upcoming CS:GO tournament. Here is everything you need to know about it.
Skyesports announces major expense coverage of teams participating in upcoming Skyesports Masters CS:GO tournament
On May 8, Shiva Nandy announced a revolutionary step concerning the upcoming Skyesports Masters tournament. He announced that Skyesports will cover all the expenses of the participating CS:GO teams, ranging from their food to player accommodation amongst others.
I just heard and was shocked to learn that many teams are spending between 1.5 to 2.5 lakhs for each trip to Delhi, resulting in a total expense of 16 to 23 lakhs each split. without even factoring in player salaries, accommodation, and bootcamp expenses. This makes me question…
— Shiva’Marvel’Nandy (@shivanandysky) May 8, 2023
While announcing this, Nandy also expressed his shock at the expenses that teams have to bear due to traveling multiple times in each split of a league. In this ongoing “esports winter” where organizations are facing economic uncertainty worldwide, this step from Skyesports will ease the worries of Indian esports teams by a lot.
To support the growth of the esports industry,
has made a commitment to cover all expenses, such as food, travel, accommodation with Players stipend for the upcoming #SkyesportsMasters
. Our aim is to build a sustainable ecosystem that prevents teams from disbanding and leaving the esports industry.
Many notable esports personalities and fans reacted to this announcement to varying degrees. While some praised it as a good step for the Indian esports ecosystem, others took it as Skyesports shot at Nodwin Gaming, another popular tournament organizer in India.
Nodwin has partnered with Riot Games to co-host the VALORANT Challengers South Asia league. Thus, many are seeing this as an attempt to log heads between the top two FPS gaming organizers in the country.
Putting aside all the controversial takes, the announcement from Skyesports is definitely a good step that will help teams participating in the CS:GO tournament a lot.
Stay tuned as we bring the latest updates from CS:GO and VALORANT, along with their esports scene.