Skyesports has joined forces with AMD and Ampverse to host the Skyesports SEA Championship for Southeast Asian teams, with US$30,000 at stake.
Skyesports has invited a total of ten teams from the Southeast Asian region for the SEA qualifier of the Skyesports SEA Championship tournament, which will begin on November 8. Three teams will represent each of Thailand, MY/SG, and the Philippines, with Vietnam taking the last berth.
VALORANT India Invitational SEA Qualifier champions Bleed Esports headline the list of participants for the qualifier, which also includes MiTH, South Built Esports, and Vietnamese powerhouse Fancy United Esports. The invited teams rounding out the list also feature See “Evo” Wey Kang’s Oasis Gaming at the helm, as well as the revived Louvre squad, NAOS Esports, Team NKT, Sharper Esport, and the Malaysians of Todak.
An earlier version of the news stated that the ten teams invited were invited directly to the main event. As the new information comes to light, they are in fact invited for the SEA Qualifier of the tournament, in which the top two teams will secure the playoff berths.
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Derrick “Deryeon” Yee and co. will be hoping to add a second OFF//SEASON trophy to their cabinet after winning TEC Challenger Series 9. Furthermore, their win in the SEA Qualifier of the VALORANT India Invitational last week grants them a spot in the main event in Hyderabad, India, next week from November 18-20.
On the other side, MiTH’s qualification to the main event of the ESL Clash of Nations SEA Showdown will come as a huge boost, having defeated Fancy United Esports, who will also be in attendance, in the process.
This will be the first SEA-exclusive tournament hosted by the Chennai-based tournament organizer, Skyesports. Following its partnership with Ampverse, Skyesports has stated that it will put up a total of US$1 million in prize pools for upcoming online and LAN SEA tournaments set to take place over the course of 2022 and 2023.
Commenting on the partnership with Ampverse and the expansion into SEA, Shiva Nandy, the Founder and CEO of Skyesports, said, “After touching millions of gamers across South Asia, it was high time for us to expand our horizons even further. We are entering the SEA market with a long-term commitment and our new office in Bangkok is indicative of that. I am thrilled to begin this journey with Ampverse, who are one of the leaders in the gaming and esports space in the region. Together, I am sure that we will be creating some of the most loved esports IPs in the region soon.”
Besides the announcement, Nandy confirmed that the next tournament in the company’s calendar will involve the South Asian region and will be “announced very soon”.
Below you can find the current team list for the Skyesports SEA Championship – SEA Qualifier:
|🇸🇬 Bleed Esports||🇵🇭 Oasis Gaming|
|🇹🇭 MiTH||🇵🇭 NAOS Esports|
|🇸🇬 Louvre||🇵🇭 South Built Esports|
|🇻🇳 Fancy United Esports||🇹🇭 Team NKT|
|🇹🇭 Sharper Esport||🇲🇾 Todak|
Cover photo courtesy of Skyesports