The Story of Enigma Gaming’s Valorant Lineup

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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The Indian Valorant scene has been on the rise with the Valorant Conquerors Championship (VCC) and the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2022 Asia Pacific (APAC) Challengers presenting some quality Valorant action to the Indian fans. A record 55.7K viewers tuned in to watch VCC in August 2021 and in February this year, as many as 40.2K viewers tuned in to watch VCC 2022 Stage 1, according to Esports Charts.

VCC 2022 kicked off on 18th February with eight teams from South Asia competing for glory. The top two teams from VCC – Global Esports (GE) and Velocity Gaming (VLT) – found their spots in VCT APAC Challengers Stage 1. But Global Esports’ dream was cut short in the tournament after consecutive losses to Fancy United Esports and Griffin Esports. Enigma Gaming was one among the top teams in the Indian Valorant scene which barely missed out on qualifying for the tournament. It was just one win away from making it into VCT 2022 APAC Challengers Stage 1 but a devastating defeat at the hands of Global Esports in the lower bracket of VCC stripped it of its chance. However, the team is relentless and wants to climb its way to the very top of the summit.

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AFK Gaming had the opportunity to interact with Enigma Gaming’s Valorant roster featuring Shakir “hikkA” Razak, Akram “Rawfiul” Virani, In-Game Leader (IGL) Sabyasachi “Antidote” Bose, Tejas “Rexy” Kotian, Rishi “RvK” Vijayakumar, and recent addition Karan “excali” Mhaswadkar. The team discussed the team’s evolution over the course of two years, how it came together, and roped in coach Lukas "yb" Gröning, the challenges it has faced, and their goals for the upcoming season.

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