The PUBG Mobile ban imposed on 1st September sent waves through the Indian esports scene. Yesterday, professional PUBG Mobile player Parichay ‘Paradox’ Bansal revealed that his organization, Megastars, had decided to let go of its players. The move came five days after the Indian Government banned the game in the country, citing security concerns related to PUBG Mobile and 117 other apps. However, it hasn’t all been bad news. Dubai based esports organisation Galaxy Racer put out an Instagram post announcing that they are taking up a majority stake acquisition in one of India’s homegrown and highly successful esports organizations, SynerGE.
Global Esports also took to Instagram to make their new partnership with Galaxy Racer public. SynerGE & Celtz have merged to cement Galaxy Racer’s presence in India. The post reads ‘As an integral part of the GXR family, GE will concentrate on the South Asian esports ecosystem right from the heart of India.’
In a statement to AFK Gaming, Global Esports co-founder Dr Rushindra Sinha said, “We had a fruitful one year-long engagement with Sameer and Yash to make SGE what it is. Now we’d like to wish them luck with GXR as they have acquired them. We will also be working towards our own mobile lineups - please stay tuned for big announcements!”
SynerGE, previously known as ‘Synergy Gaming’, was formed in October 2019 as part of the mobile division of Global Esports. The team consisting of IGL Seervi, Shryder, AustinX, Ted and Zigsaw has recently represented India in the PUBG Mobile World League 2020 - East. The team placed 11th overall and walked away with $6,000. The team has also participated in a number of tournaments ranging from A-tier ones like ESL India Premiership 2020 Summer Season and PUBG Mobile India Series 2020 to C-tier tournaments like the NimoTV PUBG Mobile League Pro.
Celtz was an Indian PUBG Mobile team which was created in 2019. The Celtz roster consisting of RoXX, MJ, Attanki, Ultron and AshGamer were later taken up by Galaxy Racer and the team played tournaments under the name GXR Celtz. Now Celtz has been disbanded and absorbed along with SynerGE under the combined banner of Galaxy Racer. The team had previously won the PUBG Mobile Pro League - Spring Split 2020: South Asia Finals and placed 2nd in the Matrix Invitational Cup.