Kronten Explains Why GodLike Esports and Stalwart Esports Parted Ways
GodLike Esports’ founder and CEO Chetan “Kronten” Chandgude recently discussed the reasons behind the dissolution of GodLike Esports and Stalwart Esports. He praised the co-founders of Stalwart Esports and acknowledged the positive aspects of their collaboration. He revealed that GodLike Esports wanted to expand its esports efforts globally by hiring an international team, but Krafton’s regulations do not allow two teams within the same organization. Kronten also hinted at big moves for GodLike Esports and the Indian esports scene in 2023, including the registration of a second company outside of India. He also promised upcoming announcements related to international esports by March end.
Kronten reveals GodLike Esports’ plans for international expansion
In a recent livestream, a viewer asked Kronten the reason behind after a successful stint. In response, Kronten acknowledged the positive aspects of the collaboration and spoke highly of the co-founders of Stalwart Esports, Zeyan Shaikh and Towqeer Gilkar, describing them as “great people.” He added, “The partnership we had was for esports. So the talent they had is esports - their team and their other expertise on the global level was very good. We learned a lot from them.”
Kronten explained the reason for the separation between GodLike Esports and Stalwart Esports, citing GodLike’s desire to expand its esports efforts globally as the primary factor. The organization’s goal of hiring an international team meant that having two teams within the same organization was not permissible under Krafton’s regulations. “The partnership broke just because there can’t be two teams in one organization. You guys know that we want to take GodLike Esports on the Global stage. We want to hire an International team. There were a lot of international teams that played well recently, like two Nepal teams and from other countries as well,” he said.
“We are going to bring in a new team, and you will get to know about it in the future. Due to this rule, we had to break the partnership. We told it to continue growing with its current team, and we will grow with our new team,” he added.
Kronten revealed that GodLike Esports has registered a second company outside of India but did not disclose its location, leaving viewers to speculate. He also stated that 2023 is poised to be a significant year for both GodLike Esports and the Indian esports scene as a whole, hinting at GodLike Esports' big move. “We have lots of announcements. GodLike Esports’ second company, consider it the same as GodLike, has been registered out of India somewhere. You guys guess where it is. 2023 would be a great year for GodLike Esports and Indian esports because an Indian organization (GodLike Esports) is going to do something (big). I won’t leak much information, but there will be some announcements by March end related to esports International,” he said.
The two well-known mobile esports giants from India had previously entered into a collaboration in July 2022, right before the PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI) 2022. As a result of this collaboration, Stalwart Esports’ PUBG Mobile team was rebranded as ‘GodLike Stalwart’ and played under that name in the competition. Stalwart Esports will continue to operate in PUBG Mobile with its Mongolian roster after the dissolution, whereas GodLike Esports is planning to sign an international roster.