OpTic Gaming to pick up Indian CS:GO roster

Shounak Sengupta

1st, May, 2018

OpTic Gaming, one of the largest esports organizations in the world, has announced its foray into Indian esports by announcing plans to pick up an all-Indian CS:GO squad. Their Indian expedition will be carried out in partnership with AFK Gaming and SoStronk. The squad will be known as ‘OpTic India’ and will be a part of the official OpTic Gaming organization. In addition to being paid competitive salaries, the players will be provided with a state of the art boot camp facility along with access to OpTic Gaming’s international resources, including coaches and analysts to help the team hone their skills.

Tryouts for the team will be organized 7th May onwards. The candidates will first undergo an extensive evaluation based on psychometric and theoretical tests in addition to role-based and in-game analysis. Shortlisted candidates will then be put through a practical evaluation where they will play multiple matches while being monitored by OpTic Gaming’s scouts and SoStronk’s coaches and analysts. This final stage of the selection process will be organized at LXG, Bangalore on 12th and 13th May. The selection process will be led by Ali Saba, OpTic Gaming Scouting Director, with support from Prashant ‘Aequitas’ Prabhakar and the SoStronk team.

Registration links and additional information about the tryout process can be found at

"We are very excited to be working alongside the excellent teams at AFK Gaming and SoStronk for our expansion into India. At OpTic Gaming, we are passionate about growing and supporting exciting new regions, so India was a natural next step due to the support of so many Indian fans in both India and around the globe" - Nick “ashes” Ridgeway, Head of Player Support - OpTic Gaming

One of the largest and most recognized esports organizations in the world, OpTic Gaming has been around since 2006 and became popular for its Call of Duty team. However in recent years, the organization has expanded rapidly, picking up rosters in CS:GO, Dota 2, Overwatch, League of Legends and PUBG. With an ever growing team of champions and talent across various titles and a passionate and loyal fanbase which is popularly known as the #greenwall, OpTic Gaming is an esports brand far ahead of the competition.

OpTic Gaming's current international Counter-Strike lineup features an all-Danish roster featuring some top names in international CS:GO like cajunb, k0nfig, Snappi, JUGi and gade. 

Through this foray, OpTic Gaming aims to be a pioneer in the Indian Counter-Strike space that identifies and nurtures talent from the country’s immense player base. This also marks the first time that an esports team of this scale has entered the Indian esports ecosystem and holds much promise for talented players looking for an opportunity to go pro.