Bhavin “HellrangeR” Kotwani from Global Esports on Twitter has announced the addition of Josh “shinobi” Abastado to their Valorant division and will guide the team throughout the APAC Last Chance Qualifier.
After their triumph over Velocity Gaming at the Nodwin powered Valorant Conquerors Championship in South Asia, Global Esports managed to secure the lone spot at the APAC LCQ tournament, a final passage towards the Valorant Champions, a global event to be held later this year in Berlin. Since then, the team has absolutely been on Cloud 9 as the Indian Valorant community now looks forward to watching Global Esports represent their region, further in the VCT circuit.
It has now been confirmed that Shinobi has temporarily taken up the reins as a head coach at Global Esports and will work with the team ahead of the APAC Last Chance Qualifier. This was indeed confirmed by Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar while streaming on YouTube as it was earlier hinted by the former and HellrangeR as well. Earlier, HellrangeR had posted on Twitter, to find his team an international coach/analyst, surprisingly to which they signed Shinobi. Global Esports will travel to Thailand for their boot camp and compete at the forthcoming tournament to neutralize the massive latency between them and the rest of the teams.
Shinobi once was a part of the founding Cloud9 Blue Valorant squad until both parties decided to part ways in December 2020. During his time with Cloud9, he steered the North American organization to a plethora of top three finishes involving runner-ups at Pulse and PAX Area Invitationals. The 27 year-old will now help Global Esports chalk out their plans for the VCT APAC LCQ although this won’t be a full-time opportunity for the ex-Cloud9 In-game leader.
With this addition, Global Esports are now:
- Bhavin “HellrangeR” Kotwani (Captain and In-game Leader)
- Akshay “KappA” Sinkar
- Abhirup “Lightningfast” Choudhury
- Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar
- Jayanth “skillZ” Ramesh
- Josh “shinobi” Abastado (Coach)