Mumbai based Aniruddh Joshi is the winner of the PES 2016 – Road To Milan tournament organized by e-xpress Interactive Software Pvt. Ltd in association with Games The Shop. Aniruddh overcame tough opponents in the group and knockout stage, including Ritesh Mukherjee in the final. The National Finals were held in Mumbai on 18th and 19th March where 32 winners from offline tournaments across India and PESLeague.com went head-to-head to win the coveted ticket to Milan.
After his triumph, Aniruddh was quoted, “I cannot express how happy I am. I have been a PES player for 12 years and every year the game offers something new to the fans. After winning the Mumbai Qualifier, I practised every single day and it has paid off. I would like to thank Konami, e-xpress and Games The Shop for giving the Indian PES community a slot to play against the best PES players across the globe. It will be an honour to represent India in Milan and I will work harder to do well there”.
Speaking on his achievement, Mr. Anand Khemani, Co-founder of e-xpress Interactive Software Pvt. Ltd said, “We would like to congratulate Aniruddh Joshi and wish him good luck for his Milan trip. His achievement will inspire budding e-sports players in the country. We would also like to thank the PES community for an overwhelming response to all the qualifiers and finals”.
While we here at IndianNoob are more FIFA fans than PES, but we did like what we saw of PES 2016 when it was first released. Also we think its great that other games such as PES, WWE and Street Figther are making their way into the E-Sports markets of India which have been dominated by MOBAs for a very long time. Most of that credit has to go down to Games The Shop for both organizing and encouraging such tournaments.
We at IndianNoob wish Aniruddh the very best of luck during his endeavors in Milan. Here is hoping we can invite him and play alongside him soon.