OpTic Gaming have announced that they will hold open tryouts for an Indian Counter-Strike team in partnership with AFK Gaming and SoStronk.
The tryouts for the team, who will be called 'OpTic India', will begin on May 7, with candidates first undergoing "an extensive evaluation based on psychometric and theoretical tests in addition to role-based and in-game analysis," according to a press release issued by the North American organisation.
Shortlisted candidates will then be put to the test as they will play multiple matches under the eye of a team led by OpTic Scouting Director Ali Saba and SoStronk's Prashant "Aequitas" Prabhakar, with the selection process culminating at the LXG Arena, in Bangalore, on May 12-13.
With this move, OpTic "aims to be a pioneer in the Indian Counter-Strike space that identifies and nurtures talent from the country’s immense player base". Selected players will be offered "competitive salaries", a "state-of-the-art bootcamp facility" and "access to OpTic's international resources, including coaches and analysts to help the team hone their skills."
"We are very excited to be working alongside the excellent teams at AFK Gaming and SoStronk for our expansion into India," OpTic Head of Player Support Nick "ashes" Ridgeway said in a statement.
"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."
More information and a registration link can be found over at sostronk.com/optic.