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Skyesports announces 6 CS2 tournaments for 2024

Skyesports is putting $1 million is on the line to ring in the new year.

Skyesports has announced six Counter-Strike 2 tournaments for 2024 with a combined prize pool of $1 million. The tournaments were revealed in a post on Twitter/X on Nov. 19. The announcement comes as the organizer ramps up its investment in esports. 

South Asia has been slowly, but surely, becoming a major region in esports. Tactical shooters are the region’s bread and butter, and the release of Counter-Strike 2 has breathed new life into the scene. Skyesports, the most-viewed esports host in India, is spurring its growth in the region with a new series of tournaments scheduled for 2024.

Here’s a rundown of all the Skyesports tournaments scheduled for the new year and why the expansion is such a big deal.

Skyesports CS2 tournament season set for 2024

Skyesports will host six CS2 tournaments across 2024 with a total prize pool of $1 million. The tournaments will take place in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Skyesports Grand Slam India - Mar. 14 - $50,000
  • Skyesports Masters 2024 - May 13 - $350,000 
  • Skyesports Championship 6.0 - July 4 - $150,000
  • Skyesports Souvenir - Sep. 13 - $150,000
  • Skyesports Global Tour - Oct. 25 - $250,000
  • India vs Pakistan Series - Dec. 20 - $50,000
Skyesports 2024 CS2 tournament schedule (Image via Skyesports)
Skyesports 2024 CS2 tournament schedule (Image via Skyesports)

Skyesports Masters 2024 will be the flagship event of the season. The regional league will feature top-tier talent from all over India battling across more than a month of competition ending in a six-day playoffs bracket. The event is meant to continue the host’s franchised league from 2023. This year’s Masters will feature more than double the prize pool to help ring in the Source 2 engine.

The first three events of the year will take place in India, but the final three will feature teams from multiple regions. Souvenir will be a LAN based in Colombo, Sri Lanka with teams from India, North America, and Europe. The Global Tour in Bangkok will feature teams from all over the globe for an even larger prize pool, possibly attracting some top-rated teams from Europe.

These events mark a massive shift in the Indian esports scene. The region’s Counter-Strike circuit has generally been isolated from the rest of the globe, but events like Souvenir and the new Global Tour hope to attract attention from Western teams and fans. If successful, India could become a major esports hub for CS2. 

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