Skyesports League returns with Pokémon UNITE in a city-based format

Skyesports League returns with Pokémon UNITE in city-based format

April 24, 2023

The Skyesports League is back in 2023, with a new game joining the city-based IP for the first time.

Indian Pokémon UNITE fans gear up, as the Skyesports League 2023 will see the eight city-based teams fighting for the title and a share of the humongous ?10,00,000 prize pool.

The Skyesports League is one of the most anticipated esports IPs in India, particularly because of its unique city-based format. Each organisation represents a different city, paving the way for regionalisation.

The teams in the Skyesports League 2023 – Pokémon UNITE are as follows:  

  • Bengaluru Crushers: Gods Reign
  • Mumbai Aces: S8UL
  • Hyderabad Nawabs: Marcos Gaming
  • Chennai Cluthchers: Revenant Esports
  • Pune Pros: GodLike Esports
  • Delhi Dragons: 7Sea Esports
  • Punjab Pinnacles: FS Esports
  • Kolkata Tridents: True Rippers 

There are a lot of surprises in store as the teams will also be fielding an influencer in their rosters to add to the excitement. Fans can expect to see creators like Mortal, 8Bit Mercy, Savage Girl Gaming and Saumraj in the event.

The Skyesports League 2023 – Pokémon UNITE will be carried out across League Stage and Playoffs from April 24 to May 10. In the League Stage, the teams will compete among each other in a single round-robin format. The top four teams will then advance to the Playoffs to crown first-ever Pokémon UNITE champions in the Skyesports League.

The Skyesports League 2023 – Pokémon UNITE League Stage will take place from April 24 to May 7, while Playoffs action will happen from May 8 to 10. 

Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO, Skyesports, spoke about the return of the Skyesports League with Pokémon UNITE, stating:

With the IPL frenzy engulfing the country, we are thrilled to bring a similar city-based action for esports fans. Pokémon UNITE is quickly becoming one of the leading esports titles in India and it’s high time that the game gets a tournament of this scale. The city-based format will ensure a deeper regional penetration for the title for the first time in the country. This is a model we have implemented before as well with VALORANT in 2021, which is to date the most viewed single tournament for the PC title in India.

The ?10,00,000 prize pool will be split as follows: 

  • Champion: ?4,00,000
  • Runners-up: ?2,50,000
  • Third place: ?1,00,000
  • Fourth place: ?50,000
  • Fifth to eighth place: ?25,000 each

Fans can catch all the action live on the Skyesports YouTube channel in English and Hindi.

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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