FanClash to host first CS:GO tournament of 2023 in India

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The top veteran CS:GO teams in the country will compete in the “CS:GO Reignite” tournament, which has been announced by FanClash, one of the largest Esports fantasy platforms in Asia. The tournament is set to take place from January 9-15 and will feature five teams competing with a prize pool of Rs 1 lakh.

Hyderabad Hydras, Velocity Gaming, Reckoning Esports, Revenant Esports and Orangutan will be participating in the tournament according to an official announcement from FanClash. The main goal of the tournament appears to be to bring back the original (OG) game in the mainstream competitive esports scene.

The winning team will take home Rs 65,000 for the first prize and the runner-up will be taking home Rs 35,000. The company claims that with all new games in the market, players are starting to forget the game that started the FPS PVP trend and want to make it mainstream again.

The co-founder, and CEO of FanClash, Richa Singh said, “In the wake of Esports officially being recognized as a multi-sport event by the government, we are extremely delighted to announce the launch of our premier Esports IP ‘CS:GO Reignite’. CS:GO is a legendary game deeply rooted within the Esports community.”

“With teams in the country branching out into multiple rosters across different PC Esports titles, this will proliferate CS:GO’s importance in the community and make it a major title for Esports tournaments in 2023. Our ultimate vision is to make sure India wins the Olympics and Asian Gold Medals in esports right from day one, the bus we missed in traditional sports and are still chasing. India has the opportunity to win new sports and FanClash wants to enable this for India,” she added.

A similar announcement to revive the OG games was also promised by Skyesports back in November 2022. The official announcement made by the founder and CEO of Skyesports revealed their plan to spend a minimum of $500,000 in CS:GO and Dota2 tournaments.