Yes, you read that correctly. The Indian team for the Overwatch World Cup 2019 was announced a short while ago. Indians are used to seeing their country at the biggest esports event in the world, but thanks toRushindra ‘Salbatic’Sinha, Vasu ‘method’ Chaturvedi and Ashwath ‘Ashr’ Ravee and the entire Global Esports team, India will be represented at the Overwatch World Cup 2019 at Anaheim Convention Center, California, USA.
A lot of efforts and hard work has gone into making this dream a reality, and now that this is happening, we as Indian esports fans should back our Indian squad wholeheartedly.
Let’s take a look at how this was made possible.
Back in May 2019, Global Esports CEO & Founder Rushindra ‘Salbatic’Sinha announced that India would be getting a slot at the Overwatch World Cup 2019, but since India was not in the top 10 teams, the players would have to fund their trip themselves. That is where Global Esports came in, not only did they negotiate with Blizzard to get India represented at the Overwatch World Cup, but also will foo the bill for the team’s visit to the World Cup.
Rushindra ‘Salbatic’ Sinha:
Multiple trials were held over the last few weeks to ensure that the best of the best make it to the final squad of 7. The Team India World Cup Committee was led by Rushindra ‘Salbatic’Sinha as General Manager, Vasu ‘method’ Chaturvedi as Team Coach and Ashwath ‘Ashr’ Ravee as Community Lead. The try-outs were free and open for people of all ranks and skill levels. The final 7 made it here after going through a very rigorous selection process.
After many weeks of trials, the final 7 were announced today.
Global Esports CEO released the following statement along with the roster reveal:
The seven who will be representing India at the Overwatch World Cup are:
Vatsal ‘Nightmare2k’ Uniyal: Main Tank
Girish ‘DJDestiny’ Das: Off Tank
Nishant ‘Archangel’ Chhabra: Off Tank
Aman ‘Cruzi’ Vivek
Chirag ‘Kcot’ Gupta
Sparsh ‘SoulHunter’ Oza: Main Support
Megh ‘PrimalMage‘ Patel: Flex Support
The Overwatch World Cup main event begins on 1st November 2019 at Blizzcon, Anaheim Convention Centre, California, USA.