Valorant has taken the Indian FPS community by storm and has seen several esports players emerge in its competitive scene. Some dominant figures in this community like Ganesh ‘SkRossi’ Gangadhari and Bhavin ‘HellrangeR’ Kotwani have proven themselves in the game’s competitive tournaments and helped their teams reach the heights of glory.
While the CS:GO scene in India has died down over the past few years, Valorant has taken up the baton and flawlessly captured the first-person shooter (FPS) market. And as the days go by, the number of players joining this tactical shooter just keeps growing.
This article discusses top Valorant players who have extreme potential to become dominant entities on the local and international circuits.
List of top Valorant players in India
- Ganesh ‘SkRossi’ Gangadhar
SkRossi became Valorant’s breakout Indian star last year. Before moving to Valorant, he was a seasoned CS:GO player who placed on the podium in several LAN tournaments. He joined the Valorant of Global Esports roster as a permanent member of the team.
SkRossi has won countless tournaments as part of the successful Global Esports roster. They have incredible results in local tournaments, winning the Skyesports Champions Series, Skyesports Souvenir 2022- Mumbai, LogitechG x Loco Invitational and many more.
Together with Global Esports, SkRossi defeated South Korea’s Damwon Gaming KIA in the VCT 2021 APAC LCQ, proving the potential of Indian players at the international level.
- Karan ‘Excali’ Mhaswadkar
Excali is a veteran of the CS:GO scene and one of Valorant’s first responders in the professional Indian esports community. He is well known for his role as a duelist. Throughout 2020, he remained undefeated as a member of Velocity Gaming.
With Samurai Esports in 2021, he recently won Skyesports 2021. He won the WD Black Cup: Season 3 with Enigma Gaming and the Skyesports Pro Invitational in 2022. He also participated in the VCT 2022 APAC Challengers Stage 2 with Engima Gaming but was eliminated during Play-Ins.
- Anuj ‘Amaterasu’ Sharma
Amaterasu may be the most successful game leader among Indian players across titles. During his time at Entity Gaming, he dominated the CS:GO scene and that success has carried over to Valorant. It was under his leadership that Velocity gaming secured an unbeaten spell in 2020.
Amaterasu’s experimental attitude makes him more open to changing the tempo of his team’s aggression at will. This makes him a unique team leader. His fast game often sets the pace and easily helps his team win rounds.
His leadership saw VLT win TEC Challenger Series 7, VCC 2022: Stage 1, The Esports Club Gauntlet Season 3 and The Amazon Great Indian Festival- Championship to name a few.
- Bhavin ‘HellrangeR’ Kotwani
HellrangeR has over a decade of professional gaming experience and is also a prominent Indian FPS player. He joined Valorant in October 2020 after making a name for himself with Entity Gaming and Entity Gaming’s CS:GO team and Global Esports. He is also the captain of India’s most successful Valorant team in 2021, Global Esports.
As a team leader, he is known for trusting the individual skills and abilities of his players to bring out the best in them. With him at the helm, Global Esports left its mark on the VCT APAC Stage 1 Challenger in 2021, proving to be a powerhouse of gaming on the South Asian circuit.
- Sabyasachi “Antidote” Bose
Sabyasachi ‘Antidote’ Bose is a household name in the Valorant circuit in India and is currently part of Enigma Gaming as an In-Game Leader (IGL). He was one of the best CS:GO players in India in 2020 and was also part of Velocity Gaming’s undefeated spell in the same year. He started his career with Velocity Gaming (then called Team Mahi) and signed with GodLike Esports in 2021 and then to Enigma Gaming.
It has many awards to its name such as Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup 2021, Esports Premier Series, Amazon Great Indian Festival Championship and many more.
With Enigma Gaming, he primarily plays the role of both controller and IGL, and frags for the team whenever needed. He uses Omen, Killjoy and KAY/O as his primary agents in the game.
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The World’s Greatest Esports Teams 2022
The 2022 season is still over a year away, but that’s not stopping us from looking ahead. We’ve been watching a lot of esports in the past few months and have compiled our list of the World’s Greatest Esports Teams in 2022.
Team Liquid is one of the most successful esports organizations in the world. The team has won multiple major titles and been runners-up for more than any other organization.
Team Liquid’s owners are Andy Dinh and Steve Arhancet, who have also been involved with Counter Strike: Global Offensive as well as other games such as League of Legends, Dota 2 and Hearthstone. They have won over $100 million worth of prizes in their history which makes them one of the wealthiest groups in esports ever!
G2 Esports is a Spanish esports organization. It was founded in 2013, and it has since become one of the most successful multi-gaming esports organizations in the world. The team’s headquarters are located in France, but they also have teams across Europe and even North America.
G2 Esports was formed when two existing organizations merged: Team EnVyUs (formerly known as Complexity Gaming) and Gamers2 (formerly known as Millenium). The two teams combined their resources to form G2 Esports with an aim to compete at an international level against some of the best teams around Europe and Asia Pacific regions like Japan or China.”
Fnatic is a professional esports organization based in London, England. It was founded in 2004 by Sam Mathews and Chris Badawi. Since then, it has been one of the most successful teams in League of Legends history with over $100 million USD in prize money won over its lifetime. Fnatic also fields teams in other games including Hearthstone, CS:GO and Overwatch as well as supporting players from other regions who wish to compete under the Fnatic banner.
Fnatic has won several titles since its inception:
- 2014 – 2015 World Championship (LoL) – Winners Bracket Runner-Up
- 2015 – 2016 World Championship (LoL) – Winners Bracket Runner-Up
Gen.G is a South Korean esports organization founded in 2016 by Samsung Electronics. The team is the first esports organization to be backed by a large South Korean conglomerate.
Gen.G was one of the first teams to integrate professional gamers into their roster, and have since been able to compete at tournaments alongside players from other organizations such as SK Telecom T1 and Royal Never Give Up (RNG).
T1 is a gaming organization based in South Korea that has been one of the most successful esports teams since its inception. The organization was formed by Kim “Frozen” Tae-il and Jung “Mata” Seung-yong in 2012 and currently fields teams for League of Legends (LoL), Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Overwatch League, Vainglory 8v8, Arena of Valor MOBA/Action RPG game mode where players can choose between three heroes each with their own special abilities.
The first team that T1 fielded was called SK Telecom T1 K or simply ‘SKT’. The name comes from a well-known basketball team from Seoul who won 5 National Championships during the 20th century. This team became famous due to their dominance over other Korean teams like Najin Sword & Samsung Ozone which were considered top tier when they were competing against each other during this era; however these days it seems like both Najin Sword & Samsung Ozone have fallen off after disbanding sometime around 2016 – 2017 due to financial issues faced by either company so I wouldn’t recommend checking out any matches involving them just yet if you want something new! But don’t worry though because there are plenty more matches available online where people get together online every day at around 4pm local time when nobody else needs anything done besides playing games which sounds great right now isn’t it?”
Evil Geniuses is an American esports organization based in San Francisco and owned by the American businessman and former professional Call of Duty player, Alex Garfield. The team has a long history of success with multiple international championships under their belt.
Evil Geniuses is one of the oldest esports organizations in the world having been founded in 2003 by Justin “JWong” Wong and Mike “Hastr0” Rufail, with support from other players such as Simon “smooya” Matthiesen (now playing for Fnatic) who joined shortly after its creation. In 2010 they became one of only two North American teams to compete at IEM Cologne where they won two titles: one being against Team DK before losing convincingly against Na`Vi in another best-of-five series 2–1; however this victory would prove to be short lived because just six months later Na`Vi would go on to win IEM Kiev 3–2 over them after defeating fnatic 3–0 first round winners then beating mTw 2–1 (both games played offline).
Rogue is an American esports organization that has been established since 2017. The team was founded by James “JZFB” Bardy and Chris “Comsat” Brown, who are also the co-founders of the league’s governing body.
Rogue is a multi-gaming esports organization that competes in multiple games including: Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO), Rainbow Six Siege, Overwatch and League of Legends.
MAD Lions is a Spanish esports organization founded in 2012. It has teams in League of Legends and Fortnite, as well as FIFA.
MAD Lions was founded by three friends: Óscar López (founder), Pablo Bautista (chairman) and José Luis Blenis (CEO). They currently have more than 10 million followers on their social media channels worldwide.
100 Thieves is an esports organization owned by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team competes in League of Legends, Fortnite, Call of Duty, Apex Legends and Super Smash Bros.
100 Thieves was formed in 2019 as a North American esports organization that competes in League of Legends (LoL), Fortnite Battle Royale (FBR) and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The team’s roster includes Jonathan “Jonny” Jonasson on mid lane; Michael “Mikey” Mendoza on ADC; Kevin “Kev1n” Lauzon on support; Mikias “MSL” Lehtiäinen who plays jungle roles for 100 Thieves ; Jérémy “JeeryZ” Zirngibl who plays offlane roles for 100 Thieves .
These are the best esports organizations in the world today. They have won many championships and have a lot of fans. In fact, they’re so good at their games that they can even compete against professional athletes!
These teams also have money and talent, but what sets them apart is their experience: many of these organizations were founded by former professional athletes who found themselves with time on their hands after retiring from sports careers; this gives them an edge over other teams that might not have had such access to resources when starting out initially (and likely still don’t).
These are the best esports organizations in the world today. We hope this list helped you get a better understanding of what makes each team so successful, as well as how they stack up against their rivals. If we missed any teams or even if there’s one that we didn’t mention here then please let us know about it in the comments below!
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Free Fire YouTuber Skylord dies in an accident
Probably one of the most disturbing and heartbreaking news Indian Gaming Community has recently received is that popular Free Fire streamer Skylord dies in an accident. According to Dainik Bhaskar, Sky had come across a miserable two-wheeler accident on Monday, 26th of September.
Abhiyuday Mishra aka Skylord had more than 1 million fans across his social media platforms and was best known for always keeping up with controversies. But what led to the unfortunate demise of this Free Fire legend?
How did Free Fire YouTuber Skylord die?
According to Monk, Sky enrolled in a Riding Tour introduced by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism to promote tourism is Khajuraho. Following this, the tour began on the 21st of September and a crew of bike riders left for their destination.
On Sunday, the 25th of September the crew successfully reached Pachmarhi and started preparing for the next target, Madhai. On their way to Madhai, Skylord reportedly met with an accident involving a truck coming from Pipariya at Narmadapuram-Pipariya.
Skylord was immediately rushed to a Community Health Center for emergency aid. Later he was shifted to Bansal Hospital at Narmadapuram due to his critical condition but unfortunately this couldn’t save his life. As per Monk, he sustained injuries on his right leg and thigh.
A police case was soon imposed against the truck driver, following this tragic accident.
Today, Skylord is known for more than being a content creator, Sky was an esports educator who often exposed the two-faced nature of many professionals. He strongly opposed groupism and preferred individual growth.He inspired many people with his tough, comic and quirky avatar. With his demise his work stands as a legacy, and it shall stay with us as his memories. Rest in Peace legend!
The Dangers of Esports and Drugs: Facts and Figures
The esports industry is booming. According to market research firm Newzoo, 258 million people watched or played esports in 2018. The industry generated $1 billion in revenue for the first time last year and is expected to double that figure by 2021. Some of the most popular esports games include League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, and Fortnite. The rise of esports has also seen a parallel rise in the use of drugs by gamers. While traditional sports athletes have been known to abuse substances on occasion, this problem is more acute in esports. This article will explore the dangers posed by using drugs while playing esports and provide you with information on how to tackle your personal struggles with substance abuse as an aspiring pro gamer.
Why is there a problem with drugs in esports?
Drug use in sports is nothing new, but esports are particularly prone to the issue because of their lack of regulation. Esports is not a recognized sport and does not have an official governing body that sets and enforces rules. Because esports prize money is comparatively small, many pro gamers pursue another job on the side. This often leads to intense pressure and long hours, which can increase feelings of isolation and increase the temptation to self-medicate. Professional esports players are also often very young, which makes them particularly vulnerable to the allures of substance abuse. Also, the esports world is very much still a boys club, which means that women in the industry often have to contend with sexism and harassment on top of the pressures of being a professional gamer. When you combine all of these factors with the fact that esports is often played online, where people can easily hide their identity, it’s clear why so many esports players turn to drugs.
Which drugs are commonly used by esports players?
Most esports players who struggle with drug abuse will use one of the following substances: – Stimulants – Narcotics – Mood stabilizers – Anti-depressants Stimulants are one of the most common drugs used by esports players. Most commonly amphetamines, these drugs are often used to increase attention and focus, which can be beneficial to esports players. However, they can also be very dangerous. Stimulants like Adderall can cause heart attacks in young people and are particularly addictive. Narcotics are pain relievers and include drugs like Oxycontin and Vicodin. These drugs can cause feelings of euphoria, which can make them appealing to gamers who want to experience a rush while playing. However, they are also highly addictive and very dangerous when abused. Mood stabilizers are often used to treat bipolar disorder and can also be used as anti-depressants. Drugs like Lithium and Lamictal have been linked to serious health problems, such as kidney failure and other organ damage. Anti-depressants are used by many esports players to treat anxiety and help them sleep better. However, anti-depressants, like Zoloft, are also addictive and should be used only under a doctor’s supervision.
The Psychological Draw of Using Drugs During Esports Games
There are many reasons why a pro gamer might turn to drugs. Some people who abuse drugs say that they use them to cope with feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression. Many esports players are insecure and vulnerable, which makes them particularly susceptible to addiction. However, there are methods you can use to overcome your challenges. Drug abuse can lead to problems with concentration and focus, which can be detrimental in esports. This can leave you feeling frustrated and eager to try something new. When you start using drugs, they can dull your emotions and make you feel numb. This can help gamers who are feeling anxious or stressed, but it can also make them feel detached from their loved ones.
Physical Dangers of Using Drugs During Esports Games
There are many dangers associated with the misuse of drugs. Some of these include: – An increased risk of contracting diseases from shared needles – Increased anxiety and restlessness – Lack of focus – Inability to sleep – Loss of appetite – Extreme mood swings – Impaired decision-making skills – Physical dependence – The risk of overdose – Permanent organ damage – Legal consequences An increased risk of contracting diseases from shared needles – Some drugs are usually injected. This increases the risk of contracting diseases like HIV, hepatitis, and bacterial infections. If you inject drugs, you may also develop abscesses at the injection site. These can lead to pain, swelling, and an increased risk of infection.
Inability to sleep – You may experience insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, and waking up too early. Cravings, anxiety, and stress can also prevent you from sleeping.
Loss of appetite – This can lead to malnutrition if it goes on long enough. You can also put yourself at risk of heart problems, stroke, and diabetes. Extreme mood swings – This can bring on feelings of depression and anxiety, and can cause problems in relationships. Impaired decision-making skills – This can lead you to make poor choices and have difficulty managing your finances. Physical dependence – This can cause cravings and make you feel uncomfortable when you don’t have your drug of choice. The risk of overdose – This can cause brain damage, heart problems, organ failure, blood clots, and death. Permanent organ damage – Some drugs can cause irreversible damage to your brain, heart, liver, and kidneys. Legal consequences – This can ruin your career and make it difficult to find jobs in the future.
Esports is growing in popularity, and so is the use of drugs by esports players. Some people use drugs to cope with anxiety, stress, and depression. The misuse of drugs can lead to health problems and legal consequences. If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it.