OpTic Gaming Announces Tryouts For An All-Indian CS:GO Roster

by Nikhil Hathiramani

OpTic Gaming Enters Indian Esports Eco-System Through CS:GO

OpTic Gaming, one of the largest esports organizations in the world, has announced its foray into Indian esports by announcing plans to pick up an all-Indian CS:GO squad. Their Indian expedition will be carried out in partnership with AFK Gaming and SoStronk. The squad will be known as ‘OpTic India’ and will be a part of the official OpTic Gaming organization. In addition to competitive salaries, players will be provided with a state of the art boot camp facility along with access to OpTic Gaming’s international resources, including coaches and analysts – to help the team hone their skills.

Tryouts for the team will be organized from May 7th onwards. The candidates will first undergo an extensive evaluation based on psychometric and theoretical tests in addition to role-based and in-game analysis. Shortlisted candidates will then be put through a practical evaluation where they will play multiple matches while being monitored by OpTic Gaming’s scouts and SoStronk’s coaches and analysts. This final stage of the selection process will be organized at LXG, Banglore on the 12th and 13th of May. The selection process will be led by Ali Saba, OpTic Gaming Scouting Director, with support from Prashant ‘Aequitas’ Prabhakar and the SoStronk team.

Registration links and additional information about the tryout process can be found here.

“We are very excited to be working alongside the excellent teams at AFK Gaming and SoStronk for our expansion into India. At OpTic Gaming, we are passionate about growing and supporting exciting new regions, so India was a natural next step due to the support of so many Indian fans in both India and around the globe”

– Nick “ashes” Ridgeway, Head of Player Support – OpTic Gaming

Through this foray, OpTic Gaming aims to be a pioneer in the Indian Counter-Strike space – identifying and nurturing talent from the country’s immense player base. This also marks the first time that an esports team of this scale has entered the Indian esports ecosystem and holds much promise for talented players looking for an opportunity to go pro.

Photos courtesy of SoStronk

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