Blizzard has always maintained silence about the country when it came to participation in official tournaments. The main reason regarding this was Blizzard’s assumption that a very small percentage of their consumer base came from India. Global Esports had sought to change that for quite some time. Thanks to the efforts taken by Rushindra ‘Salbatic’Sinha, Vasu ‘method’ Chaturvedi and Ashwath ‘Ashr’ Ravee, India gets a slot at the Overwatch World Cup 2019.
Global Esports had taken the responsibility of selecting the members of team India. After quite a few hectic weeks of tryouts, the official squad which gets to represent India at the Overwatch World Cup includes:-
Vatsal ‘Nightmare2k’ Uniyal
Girish ‘DJDestiny’ Das
Nishant ‘Archangel’ Chhabra
Aman ‘Cruzi’ Vivek
Chirag ‘Kcot’ Gupta
Sparsh ‘SoulHunter’ Oza
Megh ‘PrimalMage‘ Patel
This is the first time India is getting a slot directly at the Overwatch World Cup, where they will face some of the best Overwatch players from all over the world. The competition is tough and is certainly something Indian Overwatch players can look forward to in the days to come.
Dr. Rushindra ‘Salbatic’ Sinha says, “We’ve worked ridiculously hard as a company for the past 2 years in developing talent and growing the overwatch scene. We start Global eSports with overwatch as the first game which gave us an entry into eSports. It is extremely satisfying to see all our hard work culminate to the point that where earlier India wasn’t even invited to the World Cup to now having to manage and run the World Cup team as general manager. This is truly a glorious day for Indian esports and we’re proud that GE was the one to take it there. We have a lot planned for the official Indian World Cup team. We will be doing roadshows, boot camp in India, tournaments in sea and boot camp in Korea to train with the best of the best. All these activities are going to be handled by Global eSports and will give Indian players the opportunity they deserve. All of this will culminate in the Overwatch World Cup happening in front of 80,000 people at Blizzcon on 1st November at the World Cup stadium near Los Angeles, California where we’ll go up against every other country. We have the raw talent in our country and now the opportunity to nurture and give them a chance on a global stage. Regardless of the result, our goal is to make our country proud.”