Hyderabad-based Gladiators Esports has pulled back the curtains on its Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) roster, revealing a star-studded lineup with veterans and a rising star.
The Gladiators Esports BGMI team recently competed in the Nodwin Gaming BGMI Pro Scrims as well as the Villager Esports Domin8R Series under the moniker “Team Destro”.
The Nodwin Gaming BGMI Pro Scrims was their first outing, where they put up a resilient show to finish third against the top BGMI squads of the country and take home a prize pool of ₹80,000.
The team also put up an impressive performance in the Villager Esports Domin8R Series, finishing sixth.
Currently, they are storming into the Skyesports Champions Series as one of the 24 semi-finalists to fight for the ₹25,00,000 prize pool.
The Gladiators Esports BGMI team are headlined by Destro, who is a veteran in the BGMI space. He has been competing professionally since 2019 and has even represented India at the Peacekeeper Elite Streamer Championship in 2020.
Destro was also a part of Skylightz Gaming, with whom he won the 2021 Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS) — the first major official esports event for BGMI. Most recently, he was a part of Chemin Esports alongside Justin and DeltaPG. As a team, they have several accolades, including a first-place finish in the Skyesports Pro League and a second-place finish in the Rooter Invitational Series last year.
Lastly, Shogun is a new name in the Indian esports scene who is making his tier-one debut with Gladiators Esports. The player was scouted by the organisation in line with its vision of bringing a combination of tier-one players along with promising talent to create the perfect team. Shogun has been competing in tier-one scrims for a while now.
The Gladiators Esports BGMI team have been competing together ever since BGMI was officially re-launched in the country last month. The team members are:
- Ammar Destro Khan
- Justin Justin Nadar
- Parth DeltaPG Garg
- Pawan Shogun Kumar
“With BGMI coming back, we wanted to stick together as a team while working with an organisation which believes in nurturing promising talent. Gladiators Esports, despite being a new name in the scene, offered us just that. Shogun’s addition into the squad has also come very naturally and our performance has been better than we expected. I look forward to competing and hopefully winning the upcoming tournaments.”
Pradeep, Director, Gladiators Esports, added:
“As a new esports organisation, it was important for us to sign veterans to cement a name for ourselves while also giving rising talents a chance to shine. This lineup has given us just that. We believe that their skills and experience will be an asset to our team and we look forward to seeing them compete at the highest level.“