NODWIN Gaming, the gaming and esports division of Nazara Technologies, has kicked off 2023 with the highly anticipated exclusive VALORANT League in South Asia. After a rigorous selection process, Riot Games selected NODWIN Gaming as its exclusive partner to host the six-month VALORANT Challengers South Asia for two years.
NODWIN Gaming and Riot Games will also collaborate to monetize the VALORANT Challenger League in South Asia through sponsorships and media rights. The VALORANT Challengers South Asia, set to start in March 2023, will showcase top VALORANT athletes from the South Asian region, with iconic teams competing for a share of the 140,000 USD prize pool. The winner will also earn a spot at the APAC VALORANT Ascension event, where winners from 10 Challenger Leagues across APAC will compete for a place in the APAC Pacific League 2024. NODWIN Gaming has a proven track record, having organized successful events like the road to VCT and the VALORANT Conquerors Championship, attracting millions of viewers.
”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.