With over 500,000 viewers, NODWIN Invitational highlights the potential of Valorant in India

There was a little bit of hypothesis amongst Indian Valorant followers, as to how a lot traction the shooter would get within the nation.

In a rustic which is simply obsessive about cellular esports, an IP that’s (for now) completely for the PC platform goes to have a a lot tougher time gaining reputation and a stable participant base.

Nevertheless, NODWIN Gaming’s very first Valorant Invitational, which was held yesterday, shocked us all with the quantity of potential that Valorant has in India.

Not solely did the match boast a whopping prize pool of Rs.1,75,000 nevertheless it additionally had a cumulative viewership of over 500,000 energetic viewers all through everything of the Invitational. NODWIN’s stream alone caught the eyes of round 350,500 viewers, and as a few of the gamers had their very own relative streams dwell, the overall variety of views shot up well past the 500,000 mark.

The Skills concerned within the NODWIN Valorant Invitational

The NODWIN Valorant Invitational featured a few of the largest names from the Indian esports trade. From widespread on-line streamers like Shagufta’ XYAA’ Iqbal and Rohan’ HydraFlick’ Ledwani to PUBG icons like Team Fnatic and Tanmay ‘Sc0utOP’ Singh, there have been numerous heavyweight personalities.

Former CS: GO professionals like Tejas ‘Rite2Ace’ Sawant and ‘Antidote’ have been additionally part of the competitors together with Ankit ‘V3NOM’ Panth, who was accompanied by ‘Psy’, ‘Robo’, ‘EXCALI’ and ‘Kappa’.

Workforce V3NOM have been the winners of the NODWIN Gaming Valorant Invitational and secured themselves the primary prize of Rs. 75,000. 

 A tackle the finals of the NODWIN Valorant Invitational

Display Seize from NODWIN’s Stream

It was fairly shocking for some followers when Team 8BIT Thug weren’t in a position to qualify for the finals. Rite2Ace and his gang suffered a loss by the hands of Workforce Xyaa, who beat them with a 13-Three scoreline. 

The 8BIT Thug line-up was additionally headlined by arguably the highest-profile participant attending the match, Tanmay ‘ScoutOP’ Singh, India’s PUBG Cellular Famous person.

Divyansh ‘Scarg0d’ Jain popped off within the match and secured a complete frag depend of 30 kills, making him probably the most worthwhile participant of the match. 

Screen Grab from NODWIN
Display Seize from NODWIN’s Stream

Nevertheless, within the semifinals towards Workforce V3NOM, the match didn’t go in addition to he would have needed it to, and Workforce Xyaa misplaced with a 13-6 scoreline. Scarg0d was nonetheless the highest fragger within the squad. 

The finals between Workforce V3NOM and Workforce International Esports may need began out as a detailed affair however that was till Akshay “KappA” Sinkar and Karan “Excali” Mhaswadkar took over the rounds. 

Nevertheless, it was not simply KappA and Excali who performed properly within the video games. Each member of Workforce V3NOM had a pop-off efficiency and even their captain, Ankit ‘V3NOM’ Panth, scored an ace on the primary map.

Team comp in Bind (Screen Grab from NODWIN
Workforce comp in Bind (Display Seize from NODWIN’s Stream)

Simar “Psy” Sethi confirmed some unimaginable sniping abilities and persistently received picks on the opponent along with his Operator. 

Team Comp in Split (Screen Grab from NODWIN
Workforce Comp in Break up (Display Seize from NODWIN’s Stream)

Vatsal “Nghtmre2k” Uniyal, was by far the perfect participant within the International Esports line-up. He had a imply Raze macro and was, in lots of rounds, efficiently in a position to stave off aggressive pushes from Workforce V3NOM all by himself. Nevertheless, his arduous carry efficiency didn’t assist his staff win out within the finals, and so they misplaced 13-6 and 13-1 in Bind and Break up respectively.

The extent of competitors was fairly fierce within the NODWIN Valorant Invitational, and with the quantity of fan assist that the match received, it’s protected to say that the sport certainly has a really vibrant future in India.

Revealed 05 Aug 2020, 12:31 IST