Indian esports team Global Esports have become the first-ever Indian esports team to be selected to participate at the VALORANT Champions Tour 2023 after securing a spot in the Asia Pacific League.
Global Esports will be the only representative from the South Asia region in the tournament. The Mumbai-based team comprise Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar, Bhavin “HellrangeR” Kotwani, Akshay “KappA” Sinkar, Jayanth “skillZ” Ramesh, Abhirup “Lightingfast” Choudhury and Pranav “Kohliii” Kohli.
The team recently won the Skyesports Souvenir 2022 and the Skyesports Champions Series and will be looking to carry that form forward.
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Rushindra Sinha, Founder & CEO, Global Esports, commented:
“This essentially is a full-circle story for us. From being one of the oldest standing such companies in India to now becoming the youngest such brand in this super exclusive group of just 30 teams worldwide.
“The average age of the top 10 brands in this league is more than twice that of us, their net worth runs into almost 4 billion dollars. Imagine emerging talent from our region not just getting a chance to play against those established names, but also getting to show their skills to someday play for them. This is life-changing!“
Mohit Israney, Founder, MD, Global Esports, added:
“Riot games have historically always created state of art Media IPs and some insane collaborations for their games & events. We have already seen Riot’s commitment to “League of Legends”, with their full-blown animated series “Arcane” which went on to win Emmys, so we are more than excited to see how they approach this philosophy with Valorant. Their first esports musical anthem has already crossed 40Mn + views on YouTube, and am sure it won’t be their last. With our in-house studio capabilities at Global Esports, we aim to contribute by creating compelling story formats that capture the journey of our league players and showcase their path to playing professionally at the highest level.“