As a special bonus for Indian esports fans, two of India’s most popular and storied esports organizations are set to face off in a series of show matches. Fnatic and TSM Entity have announced that they will be competing against each other in a three-day VALORANT showmatch from November 20th-22nd called Rivalry Series. The showmatch is being presented and produced by GoodGame1 with Monster Energy and AMD as sponsors. AFK Gaming is the official media partner for the Rivalry Series.
All You Need To Know About The Fnatic India vs TSM Entity Rivalry Series
India’s top esports orgs Fnatic and TSM Entity will compete in a series of VALORANT show matches over the course of three days. The two teams will be represented by some of the most popular members of their organizations and will offer fans the chance to spectate the games through the lens of their favorite players/personalities.
The Rivalry Series is scheduled to take place from 06:00-10:00 PM on November 20th-22nd.
Both teams will play each other in five games of VALORANT, each day, which adds up to a total of 15 games during the three-day series.
In the Rivalry Series, Fnatic and TSM Entity will be represented by some of the most popular members of their respective organizations.
|Ashish "Ash" Bhatnagar||Sid “SID” Joshi|
|Pratik "Aurum" Mehra||Abishek "ZGOD" Choudhary|
|Mohammed "Owais" Lakhani||Jonathan "Jonathan" Amaral|
|Vishal "Haivaan" Sharma||Suraj "Neyoo" Majumdar|
|Ayushman "TheDUDE" Chauhan||Simar “psy” Sethi|
Bragging rights! And possibly a brand new VALORANT themed custom PC for the MVP of the tournament.
Both Fnatic India and TSM-Entity have been relatively inactive since the PUBG Mobile ban in the country. Nimish “Nemo” Raut, India Lead - Fnatic, believes that this series could be an interesting and feasible way to provide some content for the fans while allowing both teams to activate their partners.
“Esports needs to go the traditional sports route, which means that we need to look beyond traditional competitions and events to create long-term content and long-term competitions which will lead to engagement for brands.,” said Raut. “The idea is that if there is a rivalry between two teams, just like in a cricket bilateral series or a football friendly game, we would like to create something similar where we continue to compete with the best teams in the world on a regular basis and then put that out as a product for the fans to watch and enjoy.”
TSM Entity’s Manager, Sid “SID” Joshi also echoed some of Raut’s sentiments stating that it was a good initiative to thank the fans.
“I think it’s a great initiative to give something back to the fans and supporters who have stuck with us through these difficult times. If this is a success I am sure we can expect such collaborations even after PUBG Mobile is back.“
When asked about how TSM Entity is preparing for the showmatch, Joshi’s response was nothing less than savage!
“As far as the actual match is concerned, I usually make my players grind a lot before any match. But, knowing that it is Fnatic playing VALORANT, we've just been grinding Wild RIft.”
How to watch the Fnatic vs TSM Entity Showmatch?
The players will be streaming the games on their own channels via their own perspective. In addition, the games will also be streamed on GoodGame1’s YouTube channel which will provide the audience with multiple options for viewing the games.
Follow AFK Gaming on Instagram for updates about the VALORANT Rivalry Series.
Note: An earlier version of this article had different roster lineups for Fnatic and TSM Entity. However, unforseen circumstances have caused both sides to make minor changes to their lineup.