Top 10 Indian CS:GO Players of 2020

Top 10 Indian CS:GO Players of 2020

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Last year was definitely a rough one for Indian Counter-Strike which saw almost all the top players switch over to the new tactical first-person shooter in town, Valorant. Its entry into the Asian region has had a significant impact on competitive CS:GO with visible changes taking place within the country also. That coupled with the global health situation taking a hit, resulted in more troubles for Indian CS:GO as a few tournaments were cancelled while some others suffered delays.

The only positive was that with the cream of the crop moving away to Valorant, a huge influx of new and young talents flooded the competitive CS:GO scene. While these new entrants tried to find their place, the few experienced players that still remained in the scene effectively anchored themselves as the new top dogs.

Here are the top 10 Indian CS:GO players of 2020 who have tried to do their best despite the harsh circumstances, continuing to play the game they love so much.

Note: All data used in the article has been taken from SoStronk.

Top 10 Indian CS:GO Players of 2020

10. Jit “tryst” Dutta

Tryst the talented lurker from West Bengal who had joined Reckoning Esports in April 2020 alongside Kenan "Betray" Patel has impressed everyone with his skills. Reckoning might not have won any big events in the country, but their continuous hustle to compete against the best is highly commendable.

The 18-year-old Tryst has stuck with the team and despite competing in some Valorant tournaments for the organization, his hand in CS:GO continues to remain pretty tight. For 2021 though, he might need to settle upon a single title and focus on it because dabbling between two titles can have consequences like burnout and fatigue.

Tournament
Games
Average Rating (SoStronk)
Total Kills
Total Deaths
K-D
ESL India Premiership 2020 CS:GO Summer - Masters #1
10
1.01
183
166
+17
ESL India Premiership 2020 CS:GO Fall Season- Masters
10
0.911
148
185
-37
Dell Gaming TEC Pro League Season 2 Division-1
6
0.895
112
97
+15
Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup Finals
3
0.813
50
67
-17
ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 
4
0.96
73
76
-3

9. Ritesh "RiTz" Shah

Ritesh "RiTz" Shah one of the best support riflers in the country had taken a break from CS:GO to stream Call of Duty, but found his way back to the game shortly after. He used to play for Team Wolf, then temporarily played for Reckoning Esports, before being offered a stand-in position with BL4ZE Esports who currently have a free slot on their roster.

He could have definitely ranked higher but missed out on a few events, while also dabbling between multiple rosters not being able to find a permanent roster so far. But 2021 looks like a good year for him, if he manages to stick around for a good amount of time and put in the time and effort to improve further.

Tournament
Games
Average Rating (SoStronk)
Total Kills
Total Deaths
K-D
ESL India Premiership 2020 CS:GO Summer- Masters #1 
7
0.88
119
115
+4
Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup Finals
3
0.826
48
57
-9
Dell Gaming TEC Pro League Season 3 Division-1
5
0.674
61
87
-26
ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 - South Asia
8
1.036
168
159
+9

8. Jasprit “SpawN” Singh

The in-game leader of 2ez Gaming who also handles the bolt action rifle for the side is the brains behind the power of this Indian roster. They might have missed out on a lot of first-place finishes, but the fact that they do not have an international lineup and still give such stiff competition to all the teams is worthy of applause in itself.

He is a good captain who can lead a team very well, but at the same time it limits him from being a good AWPer. His impact in games is definitely not up to mark considering that he brandishes the most vital gun in the game, if he wants to improve this year finding a balance is a must otherwise he might soon reach a stagnation point.

Tournament
Games
Average Rating (SoStronk)
Total Kills
Total Deaths
K-D
ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 - South Asia
8
0.973
149
154
-5
Dell Gaming TEC Pro League Season 4 Division-1
6
1.008
118
109
+9
Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup Finals
5
0.992
90
88
+2
ESL India Premiership 2020 CS:GO Fall Season- Masters
14
0.970
242
247
-5

7. Ganesh “superk1d” Gangadhar

The 23-year-old former Indian CS:GO player who was previously known as “SkRossi” was a great Indian CS:GO player. He played along with BL4ZE Esports until Oct 2020, after which he retired from the game to pursue a career in Valorant. 

Superk1d played a couple of Indian CS:GO tournaments last year like ESL India Premiership - Winter 2019, Yuvin Community Cup Season 2, ROG Showdown 1/2/3, ESL India Premiership - Summer 2020, and more. He gave multiple strong performances which resulted in BL4ZE earning top spots across all many of the above mentioned tournaments.

Tournaments
Games
Average Rating (SoStronk)
Total Kills
Total Deaths
K-D
ESL India Premiership - Winter 2019
5
1.168
99
93
+6
ROG Showdown 1 & 2
12
1.3275
256
151
+105
ESL India Premiership 2020 CS:GO Summer- Masters #2 
4
1.1175
89
80
+9

He definitely deserves a higher rank on the list, but quitting the title right at the beginning of the last quarter of 2020, when the team was about to participate in a flurry of tournaments has placed him a lot lower.

6. Kasif “PaRaDoXks” Sayyed

A combination of both an entry fragger and a support rifler, Kasif “PaRaDoXks” Sayyed is a key member of the 2ez gaming lineup. His flexible nature and the ability to adapt makes him a dangerous foe to go up against. His presence in the team gives them an overall good balance. Apart from playing CS:GO, he seems to be a captain of a Valorant team as well and maybe he would need to focus on one title this year if he wants to improve further as a player.

Tournaments
Games
Average Rating (SoStronk)
Total Kills
Total Deaths
K-D
ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 - South Asia
8
0.935
146
156
-10
Dell Gaming TEC Pro League Season 4 Division-1
6
1.158
146
108
+38
Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup Finals
5
0.706
67
88
-21
ESL India Premiership 2020 CS:GO Fall Season- Masters
14
0.957
246
250
-4

5. Piyush “Clouda” Kalwania

Piyush "clouda" Kalwania is one of the original members of the Reckoning Esports CS:GO roster and has continued to stick with the team since the rosters inception in Dec 2019. He has been a rock for the side leading them to plenty of runners-up finishes, but a victory has eluded him for quite some time now.

Despite the ups and downs, Clouda has proved to be quite the player and his skills in the server can not be taken lightly. He may not be the flashiest player but provides a lot to the team in his own way.

Tournaments
Games
Average Rating (SoStronk)
Total Kills
Total Deaths
K-D
ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 - South Asia41.11257670+6
Dell Gaming TEC Pro League Season 2 Division-171.085137118+19
Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup Finals31.1666663+3
ESL India Premiership 2020 CS:GO Fall Season- Masters100.829146176-30

4. Rishi “RvK” Vijayakumar

One of the recent players to become a part of the BL4ZE Esports lineup, RvK joined the starting lineup when SkRossi/superk1d departed the team in early October last year. The 20-year-old has quickly managed to establish himself as a strong member of the team, further enhancing the strength of India’s best CS:GO team.

RvK previously used to be a part of Reckoning Esports CS:GO roster and was later picked up by BL4ZE. Since joining the team he has helped them win multiple events and is a big reason for the team’s current 7 tournament win streak.

Tournaments
Games
Average Rating (SoStronk)
Total Kills
Total Deaths
K-D
ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 - South Asia
8
1.198
187
141
+46
Dell Gaming TEC Pro League Season 4 Division-1
5
1.378
110
74
+36
ESL India Premiership 2020 CS:GO Fall Season- Masters 
12
1.141
228
169
+59

3. Kiran "Rossi" R

The 22-year-old entry fragger had been a long-standing member of BL4ZE Esports who left the organization in December last year to play as a stand-in for SEA based esports organization Asking Questions. But before departing the lineup, he was one of their best players adding a brutal punch to an already ruthless attacking roster, playing a key role in some of the tournaments they participated in.

Tournaments
Games
Average Rating (SoStronk)
Total Kills
Total Deaths
K-D
Dell Gaming TEC Pro League Season 3 Division-1
7
1.268
140
87
+53
Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup Finals
4
1.1425
85
71
+14
ESL India Premiership 2020 CS:GO Fall Season- Masters
11
1.19
223
154
+69

2. Sadab “SKwow” Khan

SKwow is one of the best performing players for 2ez Gaming and has contributed a lot to them being a constant threat for BL4ZE Esports within India. There is not a lot of public information on him that we could get our hands on, but his performance speaks volumes about him. 2021 is looking bright for him and the firepower that he brings with him is quite insane, a seriously talented rifler who can grow even more under the right guidance.

Tournaments
Games
Average Rating (SoStronk)
Total Kills
Total Deaths
K-D
ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 - South Asia
8
1.285
200
153
+47
Dell Gaming TEC Pro League Season 4 Division-1
6
1.225
146
111
+35
Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup Finals
5
1.29
116
86
+30
ESL India Premiership 2020 CS:GO Fall Season- Masters 
14
1.329
309
250
+59

1. Agneya "Marzil" Koushik

Hands down and without a doubt, Marzil is currently the best CS:GO player in India acting as the in-game leader of BL4ZE Esports, as he continues to be the great rifler that he has always been. As everyone migrated towards Valorant, especially the top Counter-Strike players in the country, it was quite a surprise to see Marzil stay put and continue ahead in CS:GO.

Tournaments
Games
Average Rating (SoStronk)
Total Kills
Total Deaths
K-D
ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 - South Asia
8
1.0475
162
149
+13
Dell Gaming TEC Pro League Season 4 Division-1
5
1.186
106
70
+36
Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup Finals
4
1.2575
106
70
+11
ESL India Premiership 2020 CS:GO Fall Season- Masters
12
1.2225
238
189
+49

    This is our list of the top ten Indian CS:GO Players of 2020. Do you agree with our list? Who do you think should have made it on the list according to you? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Note: All data used in the article has been taken from SoStronk.

Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.