India vs Pakistan CS2 BLAST Showmatch: Players, Schedule, Result, How To Watch

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India vs Pakistan CS2 BLAST Showmatch: Players, Schedule, Result, How to Watch

BLAST World Final 2023 is going to be insane!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Highlights
CS2 teams from India and Pakistan will be playing against each other today in Abu Dhabi as part of the BLAST Premier World Final 2023.
This match will be played right before the grand final featuring members from the two countries along with two international players per team.
Team India and Team Pakistan will be represented by True Rippers Esports and Team WahWah respectively.

A showmatch between India and Pakistan will be held at the BLAST Premier World Final 2023 right before the grand final between Team Vitality and FaZe Clan.

This particular CS2 match will involve players from the two countries along with a couple of international athletes already part of the tournament, making it quite the spectacle and also drawing in more interest on the final day.

The reason behind this special showmatch is to celebrate the launch of an upcoming CS2 tournament called 'The Draft' by BLAST. It will involve multiple teams from India and Pakistan to play against each other following qualification through regional qualifiers.


India vs Pakistan CS2 Showmatch at BLAST: Complete Details

The two South Asian nations, India and Pakistan, are going to take on each other at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in a special showmatch.

True Rippers Esports from India and Team WahWah from Pakistan will be representing their countries on the big stage on 17th December, Sunday.

The catch is that both rosters will be joined by two professional players from among the competing teams through a draft process.


India vs Pakistan CS2 BLAST Showmatch: Teams and Players

Team India

This team is being represented by True Rippers Esports from India which means three out of these five players will be part of the roster along with two international players who will be drafted to the roster.

  1. Hamid "Gh0sTTTT" Chaudhary

  2. Prateek "DiceDealer" Saini

  3. Shuvajyoti "Mcg1LLzZz" Chakraborty

  4. Ritesh "Defaulter" Sarda

  5. Kiran "Rossi" Rudresh

  6. Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy - First International Draft

  7. René "TeSeS" Madsen - Second International Draft

Team Pakistan

This team is being represented by Team WahWah from Pakistan which means these three players will be part of the roster along with two international players who will be drafted to the roster.

  1. Muhammad "Executor" Rafey

  2. Syed "BulleT" Sameer Ul Hassan

  3. Mohib "insmutje" Rizvi

  4. Alvaro "SunPayus" Garcia - First International Draft

  5. Jimi "Jimpphat" Salo - Second International Draft


India vs Pakistan CS2 BLAST Showmatch: Results, Schedule, Format

The showmatch between India and Pakistan will be played in front of a live audience at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which is the same venue where BLAST Premier World Finals 2023 is also taking place.

  • Date: 17th December, Sunday

  • Time: 17:30 IST, 13:00 CET, 7:00 EST, 4:00 PST

India vs Pakistan

  • Map: Anubis

  • Score: 13-8

  • Winner: Team India

Both teams will play a best-of-one series which will instatnly decide the winner and loser.


How to Watch India vs Pakistan CS2 BLAST Showmatch?

The match will be broadcast live across YouTube and Twitch in multiple languages like English, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and French.

All those interested in watching this interesting series can click on the links provided below and enjoy the action.


India vs Pakistan: Head-to-Head in CS2

India and Pakistan have played against each other twice in 2023 at the IESF Asian Championship 2023: South Asian Qualifier.

The first match was won by Team India by a score of 16-6 on Overpass while Team Pakistan claimed victory in their second encounter with the scoreboard reading 16-7 on Ancient.

A thing to note here is that the Indian roster back then was represented by a different group of players while the Pakistan lineup had a few similar faces but was a slightly different team nonetheless.

It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top in this third and possibly the final match between them this year.


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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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