After some nail-biting and thrilling moments, the Indian leg of the grand finale of the inaugural edition of South East Asia’s tri-nation esports tournament, World Esports Cup (WEC ’21) came to an end as Arrow Esports, Chemin Esports, Total Gaming and Orangutan Elite secured the Global Finals berth and are now all set to clash against the best teams from Pakistan and Nepal.
The championship, which went live on November 25, 2021, is in its last leg with the grand finale of the mega event scheduled for January 10-14, 2022.
In the India finals, high-voltage competition between India’s top esports teams saw Arrow Esports, Chemin Esports, Total Gaming, and Orangutan Elite make the final cut and earn themselves an opportunity to represent the country at the global stage.
Team SoloMid (TSM FTX), Blackflag Army, Aura Gaming, Stone Crushers, Desi gamers, TG Tycoon, Helping Gamers, and UG Empire posted a strong competition, and despite impressing everyone couldn’t manage to secure a place for the final showdown.
Action from the India finals received massive response among the fans as the event’s two-day live streaming saw record-breaking one-million-plus views — 6 lakh on the first day and 4 lakh on second.
Mr. Vishwalok Nath, Director, World Esports Cup, commented:
“We’ve got some of the most recognized free fire teams from across India, Pakistan, and Nepal through the tournament and it’s heartening to see that the best and the most skilled ones will be taking on each other. With Indian and Pakistan clashes along with the teams from Nepal on the card, we promise an edge-of-the-seat thriller as you watch the global finals. I congratulate each team who made it to the grand finale and I wish each of them the best of luck for the final showdown. I personally look forward to the epic clash of India vs Pakistan in this last leg.”
The Teams representing Pakistan and Nepal who will be clashing with the Indian teams are for the title of WEC’21 are:
Team Pakistan – Team Hotshot, The Guardians, Five mutants and Legend Style ES
Team Nepal – 2b Gamer, Tonde Gamer, Dada Gang and KM Brotherhood
Team Arrow Esports, with players like Afzal Khalid, Roshan Singh, Sanchayan Das, Abdullah Khalid, Divyanshu Singh and Prableen Singh in their team, topped the India Finals with the most points, 158, (Rank point – 93 and Kill point – 65).
Team Chemin Esports, comprising top gamers like Swastik Madhukar, Anil Vadher, Prakash Vaghela, Jogesh Pandey and Anand Madhukar, secured the second position with 154 points (Rank point – 91 and Kill point – 63).
The Ajay Sharma-led five-member Team Total Gaming, comprising gamers like Hora Vetkumar, Narai Yadav, Daksh Garg, and Rohit Sarraf (sub) grabbed the third position with 122 points (Rank point – 64 and Kill point – 58).
Team Orangutan Elite, with Dev Kumar, Rohit Sahu, Lokesh Karakoti, Aditya Singh, and Ajay Saini in their roster, joined the top three in the fourth position with 113 points (Rank point – 67 and Kill point – 46).
The inaugural edition of the WEC, which has smartphone maker Infinix Smartphones as the title sponsor, also has a whopping prize pool of INR 75 lakh, and the tournament is played virtually and will be streamed live on the India Today Gaming YouTube channel along with the Facebook handles of India Today and Aaj Tak, giving fans across India, Pakistan and Nepal an opportunity to witness breathtaking action from the tournament and watch their favourite players and teams battle it out for one last time in the popular battle royale game Free Fire.