FURIA, BetBoom, Eternal Fire, MongolZ and Aurora have received invites.

India-based Skyesports has announced the return of the Skyesports Championship for its sixth edition. The 2024 Counter-Strike 2 tournament will have a sizeable $200,000 prize pool with international teams competing in India for the title. 

Skyesports Championship - Eight Team LAN event

Five teams will receive direct invites while two teams will qualify for the event through regional qualifiers. The eighth and final team slot goes to the winner of Skyesports Masters 2024. Aurora Gaming won the Skyesports Masters 2024 after a 3-1 victory over OG esports. 

The Skyesports Championship has been our premium IP which was founded in 2018 as a regional esports tournament in Chennai. Now, after five continuous editions,  the tournament is back for its sixth year and is bigger than ever featuring the top teams from around the world in the Counter-Strike 2 esports tournament. Due to unfortunate circumstances, we couldn’t host the Skyesports Masters as a LAN in India. This time, however, 2 we are thrilled to bring some of the world’s most distinguished Counter-Strike 2 teams to the Skyesports Championship 2024 Main Event.

Skyesports Masters was initially scheduled to take place on LAN and featured notable teams such as BIG, ENCE, NIP, OG, BetBoom. Team Liquid was also originally supposed to be a part of the event, but they withdrew their participation. The tournament moved online due to the National elections in the country which would make organizing an event at scale a notable challenge.

Which teams will participate in the Skyesports Championship 2024?

Image Credit: Skyesports Championship
Image Credit: Skyesports Championship

A total of eight teams will participate in the Skyesports Championship 2024. The eight teams include five direct invites, one - winner of the Skyesports Masters 2024 as well as two qualified teams.

  • Aurora Gaming: Serbia (Skyesports Masters 2024 champions)
  • Mongolz: Mongolia
  • BetBoom: Russia
  • Eternal Fire: Turkey
  • Furia Esports: Brazil
  • TBD (Announcement coming soon)
  • EU Qualifier Champion: TBD
  • India Qualifier Champion: TBD

More details about the EU Qualifier and the India Qualifier will come out at a later date. Notably, the tournament organizers have not yet revealed the fifth team invite for the event.