India CS:GO Team Qualifies For World Esports Championship


India Beats Pakistan, Bangladesh in CS:GO to Qualify for World Esports Championship 2022

India will be the South Asian representatives for the CS:GO tournament.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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The CS:GO team from India has defeated Pakistan and Bangladesh in the South Asian qualifier of the IESF World Esports Championship 2022.
The Indian CS:GO team will represent the South Asian region at the tournament which is taking place in Bali, Indonesia from 29th Nov to 12th Dec.
The Indian contingent for the tournament will also comprise Tekken 7 player rcool and eFootball player preshemak7.

The South Asian qualifiers for the IESF World Esports Championship 2022 concluded yesterday on 29th September with the Indian CS:GO team making its way through by handing consecutive defeats to both Pakistan and Bangladesh.

It was a walk in the park for the Indian CS:GO lineup - beating Pakistan '16-6' and '16-4' across two maps in the semifinals and continuing ahead with the momentum to sweep Bangladesh in the finals with scores of '16-7' and '16-5'.

This five-member CS:GO roster will be joined by prominent Tekken 7 athlete Hitesh "rcool" Khorwal and renowned eFootball athlete Hemnath "peshemak7" Kommu. Together the contingent will travel to Bali, Indonesia from 29th November to 12th December to represent India at the IESF (International Esports Federation) World Esports Championship 2022.

India shall represent South Asia at the IESF World Esports Championship 2022

The South Asian qualifier for the esports world championship has come to an end with the CS:GO team from India going undefeated to represent the region on an international stage.

Complete five-member team India CS:GO lineup is as follows:

  • Ritesh "Defaulter" Sarda - IGL

  • Shuvajyoti "Mcg1LLzZz" Chakraborty

  • Anshul "KiiLSwitCh" Adardkar

  • Hrishikesh "Crazy_Gamer" Shenoy

  • Harsh "lynX" Jain

This is not the first time that the roster is competing in such a tournament. The team represented India in the previous edition which was held in Eilat, Israel. The very same players had given their absolute best but finished eighth and now they will be looking to improve upon that result.

“It feels amazing to represent India again at the World Esports Championships (WEC) in back-to-back years. We definitely want to improve on our performances from last year and have been working very hard to do so. The team has done very well in showcasing its qualities in game while prevailing in all these qualifiers but the WEC final will be a stern test on a much higher level and we want to match that. I have high hopes from the tournament and we want to bring some glory from it back home,” said Defaulter, captain of the Indian CS:GO team.

India CS:GO team qualifies for IESF World Championship 2022

The 2022 edition of the tournament features a total prize pool of $500,000 USD which will be split between six different titles CS:GO, Dota 2, Tekken 7, eFootball, PUBG Mobile, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. In total more than 120 countries will be competing in the 14th edition of the IESF World Esports Championship.

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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.

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