NODWIN Gaming and Riot Games to host INR 1.1 crore VALORANT Challengers League in South Asia
The league will kick off in early March 2023 with a grand prize pool of $140K.
NODWIN Gaming, Nazara Technologies Limited's gaming and esports division, has debuted 2023 with the long-awaited exclusive VALORANT League in South Asia! Riot Games has picked NODWIN Gaming as its official partner for two years to organise the massive six-month action-packed VALORANT Challengers in South Asia.
Riot Games and NODWIN Gaming will also work together to exclusively monetise the VALORANT Challenger League in South Asia for Sponsorship and media rights monetisation.
The VALORANT Challengers South Asia, which will go live in the first week of March 2023, will feature the very best VALORANT athletes from the South Asian region. Iconic teams from the region will compete in the league and the winner will not only take cash rewards from an overall prize pool of 140,000 USD (Over 1.1 Crore INR) but also qualify to play at the APAC VALORANT Ascension event which will bring together the winners of 10 Challenger Leagues across APAC to compete for a slot in next year’s APAC Pacific League 2024.
”VALORANT Esports’ journey so far in South Asia has seen tremendous support from our fanbase and the South Asia Challengers League represents the next steps of our commitment to the region. We are extremely excited to partner with NODWIN Gaming to bring this unique esports experience to the region. In the coming months, fans will get to see the highest level of competitive VALORANT in the region being played out in this league and I personally can’t wait to experience it together with VALORANT fans. All the best to the teams and see you in the South Asia Challengers.” - Sukamal Pegu, Riot Games Esports, South Asia.
“As the Indian esports market evolves to be among the top markets in the world, we are seeing a natural evolution of tournaments from club championships and cups to exclusive leagues. NODWIN Gaming has garnered enormous experience in successfully hosting and managing large scale esports tournaments and events across the world. We’ve been involved with VALORANT since its launch in India and our exclusive tie up with Riot Games to host the mega VALORANT Challengers South Asia for two successive years further validates our standing and expertise in the esports sector."
We are super excited to host the League and look forward to an action-packed, adrenalin-pumping, high quality league over months of pure-play esports!” said Akshat Rathee, MD and Co-Founder of NODWIN Gaming.
NODWIN Gaming has organized the earlier editions of the road to VCT, VALORANT Conquerors Championship in 2021 and 2022, coveted as one of the highest-viewed PC esports events in India. Since its launch in 2020, the event has garnered a massive viewership of 6 million in Season 1 in the year 2021 and 12.2 million in Season 2 in the year 2022.