NASR Esports Picks up Risky Gaming

by Nikhil Hathiramani

New opportunities for the UAE CS:GO squad

NASR Esports, a multi-game and multi-platform Esports organization, has signed top UAE roster, Risky Gaming, as their CS:GO squad. CSGO2ASIA has learned that the Dubai based team was offered contracts on Friday 4th August 2017.

Currently involved in console titles such as Injustice 2 and FIFA 2017, NASR Esports “is a club that fosters talent from around the World to manage, coach and nurture professional players and teams that have a passion and achieve results at the highest level of competitive play”, according to their Facebook page.

No further details have been given on the exact nature of the contracts, however, CSGO2ASIA has learned that the players of Risky Gaming will be offered all expenses paid to attend international tournaments and boot camps to Europe etc.

In a statement to CSGO2ASIA, Luv “havoK” Bhagchandani shared his excitement on things to come:

“We are excited to get picked up by NASR Esports. They approached us with an offer that we could not really say no to. Now that we finally have a great organization that is going to be working a lot to send us to Europe or Asia to play the minors/qualifiers/tournaments with low ping, I definitely think this is a game-changer for us and we will improve a lot. We have never received a great offer like this before, so kudos to NASR for believing in us. We look forward to the future and will give it our all.”

While Risky Gaming continues to dominate the ESL India Premiership, they have struggled to achieve success outside of the Middle-East/South Asia region in 2017. Last year saw the Emiratis attend IEM Taipei, the Asian Minor Championship — Cologne 2016, eXTREMESLAND ZOWIE Asia CS:GO 2016, and a third-place finish at the ROG Masters 2016.

Despite a tougher 2017, the team topped this past weekend’s ROG Masters Middle-East regional qualifiers and will be heading to Europe for the European offline qualifiers on August 15th; a strong start for NASR’s new CS:GO squad.

You can learn more about NASR Esports and the journey of Risky Gaming over on their Twitter and Facebook pages.

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