Blind Esports emerge victorious at the Skyesports Championship 5.0 BGMI LAN in Bangalore
Voicing his support for the growth of Indian Esports, N. A. Haris, Honorable Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, who also attended the grand finale stated, “Seeing so much crowd is really very impressive. Bangalore should have better infrastructure for Esports and we should make it a happening place.”
In a breathtaking display of top-notch gameplay and riveting action, the grand finale of the Skyesports Championship 5.0 BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) tournament, organized by Skyesports, came to a thrilling conclusion with Blind Esports emerging as the champions.
The event, Powered By AMD with Zebronics as its Gaming Partner, was held at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium, Bangalore from November 3 to 5 where over 12,000 people witnessed the finest BGMI squads in the country battle it out for a total prize pool of INR 1.25 crore. Loco, the Broadcast Partner for the event live-streamed the final exclusively in English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. Tecno POVA 5 Series was the smartphone partner.
With four Winner-Winner Chicken Dinners (WWCD), Blind Esports amassed a total of 170 points to secure the first position. Revenant Esports, with 160 points, secured second place, while OR Esports clinched the third spot with 150 points.
"Coming into this tournament, we knew we had what it took to win it all despite the high calibre of teams playing in the Skyesports Championship 5.0. It's great to see that our countless hours of dedication and hard work paid off and kudos to my entire team who put their all into lifting this trophy. It is awesome to see that our first LAN Esports trophy came at the prestigious Skyesports Championship and we are more motivated than ever to continue with this momentum going into future tournaments. I also want to thank our fans who have supported us through thick and thin. This trophy is dedicated to them," commented Blind Esports' 16-year-old player Rudra "Spower" Banswani who was among the youngest players to attend the LAN finals.
Team Soul, with 137 points, finished fourth followed by Gods Reign, with 133 points claimed the fifth position, rounding off the top five. Ritesh "Fierce" Nawandar was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy for his remarkable gameplay throughout the three-day finals.
Alongside the thousands of gaming enthusiasts, the high-profile event was also attended by N. A. Haris, Honorable Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly who voiced his support for the growth of Indian Esports by saying, “Seeing so much crowd is really very impressive and I can see that so many people are interested. I think Bangalore should have better infrastructure for Esports and we should make it a happening place. This is the step ahead and as the representative of people I am with you.”
This was the fifth year of the Skyesports Championship. The total prize pool for the tournament was a staggering INR 2,12,00,000 split between three Esports titles, one of which was BGMI.