India’s esports tournament organiser Skyesports has announced the return of Skyesports Champions Series (SCS) 2024.

Set to be an open-for-all Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) esports tournament, the competition will have a prize pool of Rs 10 lakhs. The event will be powered by semiconductor manufacturer AMD. Furthermore, EliteHubs has been unveiled as the e-commerce platform for the tournament. 

Skyesports has promised that the 2024 format will be bigger than 2023. This time, any player in country will get a chance to compete, as the SCS will feature open-for-all qualifiers.

Skyesports founder and CEO Shiva Nandy said, “With open qualifiers and a thrilling format, this year’s edition will feature higher stakes and more exciting esports action for fans. A heartfelt thanks to our sponsors AMD and EliteHubs, who share our vision in executing grassroots-level tournaments like this one to provide new players with a platform to shine.” 

Registered teams will navigate through a series of qualifiers, with the top 18 advancing to the semifinals. Based on past performance, six additional teams will be directly invited into the semifinals. These include:

  • Blind Esports
  • iQOO Soul
  • Revenant Esports
  • Orangutan Esports
  • Gods Reign
  • GodLike Esports

The semifinals will witness the 24 teams divided into three groups (A, B, and C), competing from 27 February to 3 March. The top 16 will then secure their places in the SCS 2024 finals. Scheduled as an online event from 5 to 10 March, the grand finals will see the 16 qualifying teams battle it out in BGMI across six days to claim the championship.

The Skyesports Champions Series was launched in 2022 with Valorant, with the finals in Chennai, India. The IP returned in 2023 with a BGMI esports tournament and garnered a viewership of more than 131,000.