Orangutan Gaming’s Ash Shares How His BGMI Esports Career Started
Orangutan Gaming’s professional Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) player Ashish “Ash” Bhatnagar recently shared insights into his BGMI esports journey. He revealed that he began playing esports with the clan CSPG in the early days of PUBG Mobile tournaments in India, and the team was signed by 8Bit after winning the runner-up position in its first tournament. This was just the beginning of Ash’s career, which later saw him joining top esports organizations like Fnatic and Orangutan Gaming.
Ash shares his esports journey from CSPG to Orangutan Gaming
Ash recently hosted an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on his Instagram handle. In this AMA session, a viewer posed a question, asking how his BGMI career started. Responding to this, he revealed that he started playing PUBG Mobile esports with a clan named CSPG. He went on to reveal that his first tournament experience was at the Fighting League 2018 - India, which was also one of the first PUBG Mobile tournaments in India.
Ash’s team, CSPG, had an impressive performance in the tournament, earning the runner-up title with one WWCD (Winner Winner Chicken Dinner) and an impressive 63 finishes across eight matches. The team’s incredible skills and teamwork caught the attention of 8Bit’s founder and owner, Thug. Following the conclusion of the tournament, Thug signed the entire lineup of CSPG, and it started playing under the banner of 8Bit. “8Bit Thug contacted us, and we were signed by 8Bit. You might already know what happened after that. After that, I joined Fnatic, and now, I am here (Orangutan Gaming),” he added.
Having started his BGMI esports journey back in 2018, Ash is one of the most experienced players in the BGMI community. After a short stint with 8Bit, he was approached by Team Fnatic and joined the team in November 2019. Within a couple of months of joining Fnatic, the team won the PUBG Mobile All Stars 2019. Following this, he represented India at the Peacekeeper Elite Championship 2019 in China, where the team finished in 8th position.
After around a year with Fnatic, PUBG Mobile got banned in India, and around January 2021, Fnatic made an exit from the scene. After BGMI was launched in July 2021, Ash joined a newly formed organization, Orangutan Gaming. He has shown an impressive performance with Orangutan Gaming, securing podium finishes in the BGMI Masters Series and Battlegrounds Mobile India Showdown 2022.