Skyesports Masters, India’s biggest esports tournament with a ₹2cr Prize Pool, reached its exhilarating conclusion as Gods Reign took the crown at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium in Bangalore. The team took down Revenant Esports in the thrilling two-day Grand Finale to become the inaugural champions of India’s first-ever franchised esports tournament on August 27, 2023.
The Skyesports Masters Grand Finale at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium was the country’s first post-pandemic esports event that took place in a stadium.
The finals, contested by Revenant Esports and Gods Reign, turned out to be an electrifying affair between the two titans of India’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) landscape. The star-studded Gods Reign team, led by Hrishikesh Crazy_Gamer Shenoy and comprising Anshul KiiLSwitCh Adarkar, Piyush Clouda Kalwania, Akash Ph1NNN Bose, and Parijaat reV3nnnn Banerjee, performed to the best of their abilities to close the series 2-0 against a formidable Revenant Esports outfit.
Hrishikesh Crazy_Gamer Shenoy, Team Captain of the Gods Reign CS:GO team, said:
“We came into the Grand Finale to win it all and I am glad that my team was able to pull it off. It truly feels amazing to win the inaugural season of the Skyesports Masters after the countless hours of practice and dedication we have put in. We are grateful to all our fans who came to the venue to support us and the others watching from home. This victory goes to them.”
NA Haris, Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and Vice-President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), added:
“I wish all the best to esports and our government is in support of you and anything we can do. We are always here for you.“
Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO of Skyesports, stated:
“Congratulations to Gods Reign for their triumph in the biggest CS:GO tournament in the country. The Skyesports Masters served as a platform that showcased the talent and competitive spirit that runs through the veins of the country’s Esports community. We are also grateful to Mr. N.A. Haris for gracing the event with his presence and reaffirming the government’s commitment to developing the Esports ecosystem of India. Skyesports will continue to nurture the growth of Esports by organising high-profile tournaments that enable competitive players along with their teams to thrive and create a name for themselves.“
The Skyesports Masters was one of India’s biggest gaming tournaments. The event kicked off with the League Stage, held between July 8 and August 17, as the eight franchised teams competed for the four spots in the Grand Finale.