One of the top esports tournament organizers from India, Skyesports is seriously working towards the revival of two popular esports titles within the country - CS:GO and Dota 2. The firm has already started working towards the cause as they have included both these titles as part of the upcoming AMD Skyesports Championship 4.0.
The CS:GO and Dota 2 tournaments are set to feature a combined total prize pool of $25,000 USD (INR 20,42,464) and will be taking place on LAN in front of a live audience in Mumbai sometime around mid-December. Meanwhile, Shiva "Marvel" Nandy - CEO and Founder of Skyesports, has publicly announced that Skyesports will further invest a minimum of $500,000 USD (INR 4,08,57,750) next year to further fuel the growth of the competitive CS:GO and Dota 2 within India.
“Here we go!! First step. $25,000 for #CSGO and #Dota2. We will invest Minimum $500,000 in 2023 for CSGO and Dota2 to uplift the forgotten OG games,” tweeted Shiva Nandy on Monday.
Notably, despite being popular esports titles internationally, both CS:GO and Dota 2 have failed to prosper among the Indian esports audience. Although there is still a considerable userbase that plays these titles on a regular basis in the country, organizers in the past have failed to convert them into viewers of the local competitive scene, resulting in the demise of both titles over the years.
Therefore, Skyesports decision to reintroduce the two games has received a lot of appreciation from the community members.