BENGALURU: Displaying top-notch gameplay and riveting action, the finale of the Skyesports Championship 5.0 BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) tournament came to a thrilling conclusion with Blind Esports emerging as the champions.
The event was held at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium, Bangalore from November 3 to 5 where over 12,000 people witnessed some of the finest BGMI squads in the country battle it out for a total prize pool of INR 1.25 crore, a media release said.
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.
Being India’s longest-running homegrown esports IP, 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, the release added.