India’s female CS:GO team secures Asian Championship spot

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The all female Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team from India has also made their way on top of the division securing a spot in the upcoming Asian qualifiers that will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia a few days ago.

In their most recent match, the Indian CS:GO team defeated the team from Sri Lanka with a score line of 16-3 on ‘Anubis’ map and a flawless 16-0 on ‘overpass’ map, winning the best of three by 2-0 scoreline.

The team consisted of Swayambika “Sway” Sachar acting as the IGL, Nidhi “Stormyyy” Salekar, Shagufta “xyaa” Iqbal, Dilraj “COCO” Kaur Matharu, and Astha “CrackShot” Nangia with Priyanka “ALEXAA” Choudhary as the substitute player.

‘We are extremely proud’ – Sway

Speaking on the team’s success, Sway said, “We are extremely proud to have secured our spot in the Asian qualifiers and to represent India amongst all the elite teams from the continent. The team has improved significantly in the last few months, and we are constantly working on improving our gameplay by strategizing and practising rigorously.”

“We want to be at our very best when we compete in the offline qualifiers in Riyadh and are determined to secure a spot for the Grand Finals in Romania” she further added.

The team also became the first to qualify for the South Asian regional qualifiers. They will now be facing teams from Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Australia, and one more qualifying country to get a chance to secure a spot in the 15th World Esports Championships (WEC) in Iași, Romania.

President of the Esports Federation of India (ESFI), Vinod Tiwari also commented on the team’s success saying, “As they embark on the upcoming Asian Championship, we extend our heartfelt wishes for their continued success and firmly believe in their ability that will help them advance to the 15th WEC.”

The news came a few days after the male CS:GO roster also secured a spot in the Asian regional qualifiers and will also be competing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for a chance to qualify for the WEC.