India Female CS:GO Team Defeats Sri Lanka to Qualify for Asian Championship
A proud feat for the entire country.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is slowly picking up pace in India, returning to enthrall the PC esports audience across the country. This rise in interest has provided passionate players and teams the boost to start grinding the game once again.
The women's CS:GO lineup representing India in the qualifiers leading up to the Female World Esports Championship 2023 has become a prime example of this.
In the faceoff against Sri Lanka at the IESF Female Asian Championship 2023: South Asian Qualifier, which took place yesterday on 11th May, the Indian team dealt a crushing blow where it lost only three rounds across two entire maps.
The clean sweep has qualified Team India for the IESF Female Asian Championship 2023 which is scheduled to take place from 10th to 17th July in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Team India sweeps Team Sri Lanka to qualify for the IESF Female Asian Championship 2023
The lineup that entered and won the Indian qualifier of the IESF Female Asian Championship 2023: South Asia under the monicker of 'Top G' has now become the official Indian women's CS:GO team for this tournament.
Team India is made up of the best female CS:GO players that the country has to offer.
Swayambika "Sway" Sachar - IGL (Captain)
Nidhi "Stormyyy" Salekar
Shagufta "xyaa" Iqbal
Dilraj "COCO" Kaur Matharu
Aastha "CrackShot" Nangia
Priyanka "ALEXAA" Choudhary - Substitute
On 20th March Top G defeated Purr-ple in the grand finals of the National Esports Championship 2023 (NESC), which acted as the national qualifier for the upcoming Female World Esports Championship 2023.
Top G was selected as the national female team and became the official representative of Team India in this tournament. As the national side, the team went on to face Sri Lanka in the IESF Female Asian Championship 2023: South Asian Qualifier.
This was a shortlived affair as India handed consecutive defeats to Sri Lanka on Anubis and Overpass with 16-3 and 16-0 scorelines respectively. It was a massive blow for the island nation as their team mustered to win only three rounds across two whole maps.
On the other hand, India captained by Sway performed to the best of their abilities, delivering an exceptional performance to qualify for the IESF Female Asian Championship 2023.
Team India is now just one step away from making it to the IESF Female World Esports Championship 2023, where some of the best female CS:GO teams will be fighting hard while representing their respective countries.
Speaking about the team's performance and the results achieved by them, Sway said, “We are extremely proud to have secured our spot in the Asian qualifiers and to represent India amongst all the elite teams from the continent. The team has improved significantly in the last few months and we are constantly working on improving our gameplay by strategizing and practicing rigorously. We want to be at our very best when we compete in the offline qualifiers in Riyadh and are determined to secure a spot for the Grand Finals in Romania.”
The female CS:GO team representing India will be next seen in action at the LAN qualifier in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which will take place from 10th to 17th July between teams from five different countries.
Saudi Arabia - Host Country
India - South Asia
Hong Kong - Southeast Asia
Australia - Oceania
TBD - Central Asia
The competition between the teams is going to be fierce as only the top two will be moving ahead to the IESF Female World Esports Championship 2023 scheduled to take place in Iași, Romania from 25th August to 3rd September.