Skyesports to Launch City-Based Indian Competition Valorant League 2020 Dec. 4 – The Esports Observer

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Indian esports organization Skyesports will launch the Valorant League 2020, a city-based Valorant esports competition for India featuring a prize pool of 1M INR ($13.5K). The Valorant League 2020 is being sponsored by Western Digital Black and AMD Ryzen 5000, and is an officially licensed (albeit one-off) Valorant event sanctioned by Riot Games.

The competition, which officially kicks off on Friday, features eight teams from the cities of Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Bangalore.

Teams were created based on the cities they hail from, and a number of high-profile content creators and professional players will take part in the competition:

  • Team Mumbai: Ayan ‘Rebel’ Ali, Animesh ‘Thug’ Agarwal, and others. 
  • Team Chennai: Team Tamilas Valorant players. 
  • Team Hyderabad: Velocity Gaming
  • Team Bangalore: Global Esports
  • Team Delhi: former Noble Esports Valorant players now playing as XTZ Esports. 
  • Team Kolkata: Chetan ‘Kronten’ Chandgude and the GodLike Esports Valorant squad.
  • Team Punjab: Rohan ‘Hydraflick’ Ledwani and others.
  • Team Rajasthan: TSM.Entity’s Abhijeet ‘Ghatak’ Andhare and teammates.

These eight teams will square off until only four remain, who will then advance to the semi-finals. From there, the last two teams standing will square off in a grand final. Dates and times for these competitions are to be announced. 

The competitions will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook Gaming in multiple languages including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam, and English.

The competition is similar to what Riot Games allowed in the early days after Valorant’s release (one-off competitions run by third-party tournament organizers and esports organizations) as it was still calculating what an esport that revolved around the 5v5 character-based tactical shooter might look like.

Note: For more insight on the burgeoning Valorant esports ecosystem in India, check out the TEO feature, Indian Stakeholders Share Their Thoughts on the Country’s Growing Valorant Scene.


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