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Top 5 Indian Valorant Players



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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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. ​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.

  1. 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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