Global Esports CEO Urges Indian Teams to Leverage Foreign IGLs For Valorant Success
Rushindra Sinha, the founder and CEO of Global Esports, recently advised Indian esports organizations to prioritize signing import players as in-game leaders (IGL) and train Indian players with good aim for other roles in their Valorant roster. Sinha stated that as IGLs, import players could bring a wealth of experience and insights from the international scene and impart valuable knowledge to Indian players regarding the global Valorant landscape. However, he acknowledged that he was still uncertain about the situation but would have done this if his team was participating in the domestic league.
Sinha suggests Indian esports organizations to sign import players as IGLs
In a recent livestream, Sinha addressed a Tweet by a user that claimed that even with two import players, it is tough to find players in India, especially someone who can lead the team as an IGL. In response, Sinha revealed that he has had conversations with other organization owners in the country and offered a suggestion. He advised them to find talented players with “a cracked aim” within India but to sign an IGL from outside the country. According to him, a foreign IGL could share valuable experience about the international Valorant scene. “What an IGL can do is bring that experience in and teach all the other players how things are done internationally, how they are done in a mature environment, how they are done in a place where it’s been happening for a long time,” he added.
“That is why adding an experienced IGL, as opposed to getting two people who will aim really well over here and will win with an Indian IGL, is okay because otherwise, the Indian players are sort of getting carried,” Sinha said. He stated that he would instead bring in an IGL who can bring in experience and “brain power” to the team from outside the country while training the aim of the local players. “That’s just my solution. It’s what I would do if I was in the league. I don't know if it is right or wrong, we will find out because the truth is you won't be able to find it out before you try it. It's not going to happen,” he added.
“When I say, until you don’t try it, you won’t know, it’s a very easy thing to say, but trying something is expensive. Each and every single organization that is trying to make it at the domestic league, at Ascension, at the international league, it's easy to tell them to try this and that, but these are all very expensive decisions. Each player, each decision, each boot camp, each region, every single decision is very expensive. Take it or leave it. What I’m going to say is this is just the reality of things. It is easy to pass comments from the sidelines; it’s a lot more difficult to get in and actually make the effort yourself,” he added.