World Esports Championship : India’s CS:GO team sees off Nepal and Pakistan to reach Asian Qualifiers!

India continues to keep shining at the International Esports level as India CS:GO team have reached the regional Asian Qualifiers as they aim to march towards the World Esports Championship 2023 in July. The Indian team displayed top-notch skills throughout the South Asian Qualifiers as the team led by Harsh Jain “f1redup” excelled against all competitors.

During the opening day of the South Asian Qualifiers, India sealed back-to-back wins against Bangladesh and Sri-Lanka. India’s prospects of heading into the Asian regional qualifiers required them to take full control of the matches and scorelines of 16-9 & 16-8 describes the entire story.

“Qualifying for the Asian qualifiers and representing India as well as the country’s CS:GO community is an incredible accomplishment for all of us. This is the result of months of extensive practice sessions, strategic planning, and careful analysis of our competitors. The competition will undoubtedly be fierce as we’ll be facing off against some of the best teams from Asia but we feel that we’re ready for it.” – team captain Harsh Jain f1redup said.

On Day 2, team India further strengthened their grip and raised the Tri-color up as the 5-man team entered SA Qualifiers without losing a single match. In their 3rd match against Nepal, India registered another one-sided victory by a margin of 9 points (16-5), followed by a 16-6 win against arch-rivals Pakistan.

All the players including team captain Harsh Jain (f1redup), Jaspreet Singh (SpawN), Sadab Khan (SK wow^), Piyush Kalwania (clouda), Nikhil Kathe (N1kace) and substitute Omkar Thube (omkar09) went all guns blazing without giving the opponents much to capitalize on.

In-game leader Harsh Jain AKA F1redup led by example right from the first match. His staggering gunmanship saw him amass 29 kills in front of Bangladesh and 31 bodies against Nepal.

The talented squad had won over squad Wicked Gaming in the finale of the National Esports Championships (NESC) 2023, which was held by the Esports Federation of India (ESFI) his calendar year. By securing their first participation at the South Asian regional qualifiers they must now compete versus the best CS:GO players from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam in order to earn a spot in the 15th World Esports Championships in Iasi, which run from August 24 to September 4, 2023.