#GamingBytes: Five Indian gamers making waves in the eSports scene
Owing to the advent of titles like PUBG and increasing popularity of games like DOTA, Indian eSports scene is on the rise. A lot of Indian players have achieved some impressive feats. For example, just a few days ago Team Soul won the regional finals of a PUBG championship and will now represent India in Berlin. Here are five equally amazing Indian gamers.
The humble 'CS: GO' player, Ankit "V3nom" Panth
Ankit is a master at CS: GO who became a professional gamer due to his devotion. He comes from a middle-class family, and thus, received no help at the beginning of his career as it was not a conventional choice. Luck smiled on him and he's now a gamer/DJ, who is equally popular in the fitness sector. He's proved a lot of people wrong.
Saransh Jain, the 'FIFA' player aiming to be Asia's best
Saransh found his calling because of sheer chance. His first brush with professional gaming came in the form of a local tournament in Pune where he participated just to have an experience but ended up winning it. Talking about choosing gaming over studies, he says, "I have to balance studies and gaming which meant that I took a setback in both of these fields."
Krish "MooN" Gupta: The 'Dota 2' player started at 8-years-old
When you dedicate yourself to something from a very young age, great things are bound to happen. The story of Krish started when he turned 8 and started playing DOTA 1. He was devoted to it and as he turned 13, he acquired an MMR (season ranking) of 4k. At 16, he stands at 7k and plays with Entity Gaming's active squad.
Aditya "Spammy" Singh Nathawat: From 'Counter Strike' to 'Fortnite'
Aditya used to play Counter-Strike at local cafes and the game motivated him to set on the path of eSports. His desire to be the best at every game led him to play World of Warcraft and subsequently Fortnite- a game he now plays professionally. "My current goals include growing my YouTube channel and train hard for the upcoming Fortnite World Cup," he said.
Watch out for the 'Overwatch' player Vatsal 'NGHTMRE2K' Uniyal
"I started video games when I was 12. Playing with schoolmates in the evening and then skipping cricket coaching in the weekend was my jam," says Vatsal. His career started with a Counter-Strike 1.6 frag movie on YouTube and soon, he was a pro! He has won the first edition of the NVIDIA GeForce Cup and now plays for Global eSports.