AA Gaming, one of India’s prominent esports production houses, is set to launch a new tournament IP, the CSGO Rush B. This invitational tournament for Valve’s first-person shooter will feature the top eight teams from across India battling for a share of the prize pool and bragging rights.
CSGO Rush B is scheduled to take place in mid-April, with the eight participating teams receiving invitations based on their past performances in the CSGO esports scene.
Akash Dhangar, Founder and CEO of AA Gaming, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming tournament, saying, “Counter-Strike was the game that introduced esports to India back in the day with the country’s huge cafe culture. While the pandemic hindered the game’s growth in esports, the future of the title is looking great with a rumored Source 2 and back-to-back events lined up. We are excited to jump ahead of this trend and launch our dedicated Counter Strike IP. The CSGO Rush B will provide high-stakes action for its first edition next month and will be a recurring tournament for fans of the game in the country.”
India’s gaming and esports industry is rapidly growing, with over 500 million gamers in FY22, according to a report by the gaming and interactive media venture fund, Lumikai. Moreover, the country’s gaming market generated $2.6 billion in revenue in FY22 and is expected to reach an astounding $8.6 billion in five years.
With this tremendous growth, AA Gaming has been organizing back-to-back events to engage esports fans in the country. Recently, it hosted the AAA Esports Series, which featured a total prize pool of Rs. 100,000. This open-for-all tournament included games like Pokemon UNITE and Dota 2. The CSGO Rush B will be the second esports tournament IP by the Pune-based outfit after the success of the AAA Esports Series.
AA Gaming, which was founded by Akash Dhangar in October 2021 with Aditya Raj joining as the co-founder in April 2022, provides end-to-end event solutions for brands and companies looking to host esports tournaments.
The company’s list of services includes software development, event production, content creation, talent management, media networking, and more – everything a brand would need to organize an event. AA Gaming also hosts its own tournaments across different gaming titles to elevate esports from the grassroots level.