Western Digital hosts second edition of the WD_BLACK Cup Esports Tournament for gamers across South Asia - GADGET-INNOVATIONS

Western Digital hosts second edition of the WD_BLACK Cup Esports Tournament for gamers across South Asia

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  • Launched in collaboration with AMD Ryzen
  • Some of the best gaming influencers and esports players will compete for a prize pool of $20,000






Following the great success of the first edition of WD_BLACK Cup in India, earlier this year, Western Digital® in association with AMD Ryzen is back with Season 2 of the esports Tournament. Together, these popular gaming brands, are hosting a 19-day long gaming marathon - WD_BLACK™ Cup Season 2.  


This season, the tournament will be bigger and better with an attractive prize pool of $20,000, a longer duration, and the addition of one more game to intensify the experience. WD_BLACK Cup S2 will feature some of the most seasoned gaming influencers and esports players as they battle it out for top honours across three tracks –

  • WD_BLACK Cup Open Qualifiers featuring Valorant and League of Legends and
  • The Invitational track featuring Battlegrounds Mobile India



The tournament will be held across regions in South Asia including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Maldives with an expected viewership of over 8 million.

The tournament began on November 20th with the first track, WD_BLACK Cup S2 Valorant Qualifiers, open to 200 teams. This track is spread across 9 days and will be broadcasted live with single elimination open qualifiers filtered down to top 8 teams, with a total prize pool of $10,000.




The second track, WD_BLACK Cup S2 League of Legends open, offering a prize pool of $3K will commence from 6th December with qualifiers, feature play-offs from 10th December, with the final on December 15th – streamed live on the Skyesports WD Black Cup S2 streaming channel. This track shall feature 32 teams.

The third and last, BGMI Invitational track, is a four-day long marathon that will run in parallel with the League of Legends track from 6th till 9th December, hosting 18 teams and featuring a few top influencers from India, including Soul Esports and Godlike, battling it out for a prize pool of $7,000 navigating across five maps in four days.