OpTic open tryouts for all-Indian roster

MIRAA
May 1st, 2018 12:45

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.

Can OpTic get an Indian team back to a Major?

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.

Good luck!
2018-05-01 12:45
When they go to LAN people will think they are tech support (just a joke, take it acordingly please :) )
2018-05-02 14:17
#469
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Norway YouWotm8! 
nice joke
2018-05-02 20:59
thank you, taking full credits
2018-05-02 21:16
#523
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Norway YouWotm8! 
u should
2018-05-08 18:41
thank u thank u!
2018-05-08 18:49
#4
Australia Rx777 
bold move
2018-05-01 12:45
#134
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India transformer 
+1, the Indian gaming scene will get boosted
2018-05-01 12:58
#238
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India Reaper1 
And a smart one as well, considering the scene is based on viewership numbers.. Indian market had to be tapped, I'm rather surprised that it took them this long to target Indian market.
2018-05-01 13:58
#305
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United Kingdom cacafuego 
do you watch cs in india?
2018-05-01 14:52
#340
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India Reaper1 
You mean Indian CSGO scene? Not even worth following lol
2018-05-01 16:20
The reason why indian scene is not growing. Indians feel ashamed when they think about indian scene. There is a lot of criticism given. Indian scene is still growing but it still needs support of indian viewers. With audience like you indian scene will degrade.
2018-05-01 17:08
+1 billion people in India yes how much of them play cs though?
2018-05-01 16:07
more than 100k own cs go
2018-05-01 16:13
#396
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Estonia swag420weed 
Loo, even more Estonians own CSGO
2018-05-01 18:46
#400
s1mple | 
Asia deTr0 
i can tell u the reason kids are forced to get grades parents think gaming is a disgrace so they dont buy paid games so most ppl play clash games such as COC and CR and hence there's no cs scene for us :( and not to mention we are given shitty laptops which dont even get 40 fps in csgo typical 3rd world :(
2018-05-01 19:20
true my friend :(
2018-05-01 21:22
A lot of em. I live and study in SG, but I've seen a lot of Indian esports fans.
2018-05-01 16:13
#341
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India Reaper1 
Metro cities have a lot of players, especially Mumbai, I cant really give you any numbers, you'll need some data analyst for that :D
2018-05-01 16:23
Yeah, it's nice to see an org like optic giving India some love, a lot of talent here, hope we won't disappoint them.
2018-05-01 14:01
The only problem is corruption. The players at the higher levels will play the veteran and sostronk staff friend card to get in. No new talent will be recognized.
2018-05-01 16:14
#353
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India naetu 
Talent ? Name a few please ?
2018-05-01 16:44
Marzil, Antidote, psy, ace, Ritz. There are many.
2018-05-01 16:57
#364
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India naetu 
Lol washed up. Can you compare their skills to bentet ? Or anyone in mvp ? XD
2018-05-01 16:57
Not at all, but with enough honing, maybe someday.
2018-05-01 16:57
#367
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India naetu 
I'd say get the best from faceit leaderboard and train them. At least optic won't have to see their ego. Those guys will at least show some courtesy and work their ass off. <3
2018-05-01 17:00
#466
smooya | 
Sweden jackir 
uhhhhhhhv either indian faceit is really fucking different or you have no idea wtf ur talking about
2018-05-02 19:08
#5
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Czech Republic thek!ng 
Lol
2018-05-01 12:45
#6
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Sweden Daquan 
indian esports lul
2018-05-01 12:45
#7
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
Lol
2018-05-01 12:45
Wtf
2018-05-01 12:45
#9
TACO | 
Brazil 1luucas 
Lul
2018-05-01 12:45
What about the Danes?
2018-05-01 12:46
#43
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Korea EraXYT 
This will be a seperate team. :)
2018-05-01 12:47
#45
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Norway Phancy11 
India > Denmark confirmed
2018-05-01 12:47
already
2018-05-01 12:54
#410
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
This isn't cricket brah
2018-05-01 20:08
#70
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Czech Republic Rewask 
As I can see this will be a seperate team "Optic India" so Danes will just stay in "normal Optic"
2018-05-01 12:48
Okay Thanks
2018-05-01 12:48
#79
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Czech Republic Rewask 
np bro
2018-05-01 12:49
#226
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Denmark Twick_ 
nt prokda stop lying
2018-05-01 13:51
#242
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Switzerland Technofied 
Why
2018-05-01 14:01
#376
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Czech Republic Rewask 
im not prokda wtf
2018-05-01 17:24
#395
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Denmark Twick_ 
That's what all them prokdas say
2018-05-01 18:45
#397
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Czech Republic Rewask 
im not prokda so wtf
2018-05-01 18:47
#428
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Denmark monroEski 
Im not prokda wtf
2018-05-01 23:23
#444
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Denmark Twick_ 
I was not replying to you dumbass
2018-05-02 07:14
#369
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Kazakhstan TimaTea 
Normal Optic??? Fucking racist
2018-05-01 17:02
#374
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Czech Republic Rewask 
"normal optic" means the optic that was here longer and is the one we know ffs
2018-05-01 17:24
#378
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Kazakhstan TimaTea 
lol , just a joke man
2018-05-01 17:37
What
2018-05-01 12:46
Hahahahahahha
2018-05-01 12:46
LulZzZzZz
2018-05-01 12:46
Optic Gaming got actually a meme
2018-05-01 12:46
Wait wut?
2018-05-01 12:46
#18
kr4sylya | 
Sweden ZAE^ 
WTFFFFFFFFFFFF
2018-05-01 12:46
LMAOOOOO
2018-05-01 12:46
#20
NiKo | 
Austria Phil_1337 
xd
2018-05-01 12:46
#21
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Lithuania jegeris 
omega LOL
2018-05-01 12:46
#22
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Lithuania FakeLithuania 
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2018-05-01 12:46
#23
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Turkey ao1 
XDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-05-01 12:46
#24
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ 
Lulll
2018-05-01 12:46
#26
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
LUL
2018-05-01 12:46
#27
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Finland j3nk3m 
they have lost it
2018-05-01 12:46
#28
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India Ad1_KaM 
India top 1! xD
2018-05-01 12:46
no not india china always no wun
2018-05-01 12:55
#229
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India ashwani597 
Not top 1!! India Numba 1 xD
2018-05-01 13:52
#29
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Czech Republic Rewask 
WTFFFF LOOOL
2018-05-01 12:46
#30
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Lithuania andy_ 
OMEGALUL XDXDXD
2018-05-01 12:46
#32
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Canada MrChompysaur 
whens the last time Indian at a major lol would be fun to see
2018-05-01 12:46
I think Cologne 2014
2018-05-01 12:48
#92
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India AlmightyDuk 
Yep team wolf
2018-05-01 12:51
and only because it had some sort of indian qualifier
2018-05-01 12:52
I'm pretty sure their teams are pretty good, just that the SEA open qualifier servers give you shit ping from India. Just my guess.
2018-05-01 13:11
Nope. We just suck. As simple as that. Harsh but true :)
2018-05-01 13:29
lel +1
2018-05-01 13:43
lol +1
2018-05-01 14:10
#385
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India ashwani597 
And most of the high rank MM players in India are cheaters, wallers, aimbotters and what bot.
2018-05-01 18:15
#457
FalleN | 
India Da_to 
sed but true +1
2018-05-02 15:10
Indian cs is rip
2018-05-01 13:56
#245
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India Reaper1 
Not really, we're just not good enough. Also, they most probably want to increase their reach in terms of numbers and what could be better than a country with 1.2bn people! If it was about getting good teams which have no scene, they could have gone for Norwegian, UK or even CIS for that matter
2018-05-01 14:03
#266
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Portugal dracø 
+1, and using hltv as a sample, it is working. I've never seen so many Indians in a single post ever. It's always good to see fresh faces in the scene, hope this team shows up in a good way.
2018-05-01 14:10
+1 cs go is quite popular among Indians but most of them are not serious about competitive cs go because it was not a good job with temporary salaries and maybe no salary at all I hope it'll help the scene
2018-05-01 14:12
#382
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India Reaper1 
As much as I want this to go well, I heavily doubt it. 2 teams here already had salaries (+ bootcamp setups I guess) but sadly they just kept changing their lineups and did nothing significant from what I remember
2018-05-01 18:10
#398
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Portugal dracø 
Having salaries is not the same as having an org of this size backing you up. But I understand what you are saying. It might end up not leading to anything, but at least they'll get their chance
2018-05-01 18:48
We have an arrested scene in India because there are very few players who think that they can make it, so they get some normal jobs and play Indian tier pro cs when time allows. This move will allow us to at least take a shot or try to move for a full-time CS career.
2018-05-01 14:03
#354
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India naetu 
Best players in our country play in sostronk with other noobs to make themselves feel better. No one indian at the top of faceit leaderboard. Lul.
2018-05-01 16:47
#414
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India Blizzard_01 
faceit doesnt have servers in india ,how do you expect people to play on 100 ping on singapore servers
2018-05-01 20:56
#416
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India naetu 
I play on face it at 46 ping. And even sostronk has servers in Singapore which you get connected to sometimes. If you have high it's the routing of your ISP that's causing the issue. I think the top players have resources for that. Not a deal breaking reason to give.
2018-05-01 21:21
#193
dupreeh | 
Denmark Hety 
im not sure its so much about getting a major team from india, i think its about digging into an "unused" scene, sponsors,fans, its promo, and expanding a brand.
2018-05-01 13:31
#33
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Israel NickNiTRo2 
LUL
2018-05-01 12:46
#35
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Ukraine kek1 
WTF explain this
2018-05-01 12:46
#173
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
INDIA POGGERS
2018-05-01 13:15
#182
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Ukraine kek1 
india cs lul
2018-05-01 13:20
#252
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India Reaper1 
#245
2018-05-01 14:05
#36
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
easy for 1.3 billion
2018-05-01 12:46
Easy for orphans
2018-05-01 14:04
#403
s1mple | 
Asia deTr0 
ez for corruption :(
2018-05-01 19:28
#471
f0rest | 
India compL1 
EZ for bollywood :D
2018-05-03 14:34
what the fuck?
2018-05-01 12:47
#118
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India arp1t 
Literally my expression when I first read the news xD
2018-05-01 12:55
#39
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
wtf LUL
2018-05-01 12:47
#40
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United States paine445 
Gonna be really cool, excited to see what will happen in the Indian esports scene.
2018-05-01 12:47
#41
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China ___TyLoo___ 
go Gupta
2018-05-01 12:47
lets go india
2018-05-01 12:55
let's go
2018-05-01 14:14
XDDDDD wtf
2018-05-01 12:47
XDDD
2018-05-01 12:47
XD
2018-05-01 12:47
HAHAHAAHA
2018-05-01 12:47
#49
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Denmark monroEski 
Exciting
2018-05-01 12:47
#50
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Europe jesh 
OpTic with Indian flag wtf
2018-05-01 12:47
#51
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
Ok Mithun Chakraborty
2018-05-01 12:47
#368
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India Ad1_KaM 
You're gonna miss every shot when Mithun Chakraborty is dancing hard! xD
2018-05-01 17:00
#52
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Sweden pontus767 
Come again
2018-05-01 12:47
#53
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Indonesia p0p_ 
what the fuck lmfao
2018-05-01 12:47
helo cute coldzera pls show bob u very butiful
2018-05-01 12:47
Hahahaha lol
2018-05-02 19:07
INdian cs OMEGALUL
2018-05-01 12:47
#56
JZFB | 
Australia legesex 
Nice. They will rape any other team
2018-05-01 12:47
#259
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India as_7 
Lmao
2018-05-01 14:08
#381
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Greece hekzy 
Hahahahahaha
2018-05-01 17:49
add 5 shahzam
2018-05-01 12:47
#355
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India naetu 
A washed up player with some Indian players = major champions. xD
2018-05-01 16:49
UNEXPECTED
2018-05-01 12:47
#59
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World SPatrick 
SHAZAM
2018-05-01 12:47
#60
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Europe KRiSEF 
You couldn't make this up
2018-05-01 12:47
#61
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India swast1k36 
I really appreciate this move but I think my country still has a lot to learn about esports
2018-05-01 12:47
indian team just need good coach
2018-05-01 12:56
#219
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India Cutlass 
Need to sort out ego issues first lul
2018-05-01 13:47
yeah i agree
2018-05-01 13:55
+111111111
2018-05-01 14:14
#312
tarik | 
Brazil Flepo 
Ego issues and Optic... This gon be gud
2018-05-01 15:11
#318
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India Cutlass 
Indian players can't stay as a team for more than 6 months.
2018-05-01 15:50
#356
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India naetu 
They should first understand they've reached nowhere, and get a mind set to work for it. In India, pros just want some sponsorship and free money and play in some shitty reality shows with similar noobs.
2018-05-01 16:52
#360
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India Cutlass 
+111111 They can't work together as a team and acknowledge their faults. Most Indians can't. They are just too proud.
2018-05-01 16:55
#366
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India naetu 
Exactly my point.
2018-05-01 16:58
Hahaha you talking about v3nom right?
2018-05-01 22:45
#423
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India naetu 
Everyone bro. They are not understanding that they shouldn't get content with what they have. What they have is nothing. I felt very good seeing tyloo improve over the years. But not even a individual player from our country. At least the people who claim to be full time players should do better than us.
2018-05-01 23:00
Cant agree more. Take a look at brutality, they have all the gear from sponsors that they need to excel, yet most of them are busy enjoying with what little they have. Honestly, I think they dont care about reaching at the top. Seriously optic should have invested in Indonesia instead. They dominate the sostronk scene as well and are far better than us.
2018-05-01 23:32
#433
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India naetu 
Yes. But if they pick raw skill I'll appreciate that. Get some new kids and build them from the scratch. At least they will get picked up by better teams and will motivate more players hopefully.
2018-05-02 00:15
#228
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Norway Phancy11 
Imapet are free now xD
2018-05-01 13:52
What we need is some advertising and public knowledge about eSports so it doesn't seem absurd or childish to the general crowd, once that's done, teams could go full time CS and not play CS alongside their normal jobs. This is a good move, would help the scene alot.
2018-05-01 14:05
#62
kalle | 
Germany CheckerZ 
expected
2018-05-01 12:47
#63
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Japan FaZeColdzera 
good move excited to see some asian scene finally
2018-05-01 12:47
OMEGALUL
2018-05-01 12:47
#65
Australia b34r 
really?
2018-05-01 12:48
#66
Respect | 
United Kingdom krazd 
bilal
2018-05-01 12:48
FGB whats your name? XDDD
2018-05-01 13:02
#68
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Asia CA1MAN 
yeah... wtf
2018-05-01 12:48
#69
n0thing | 
Argentina DevOnn 
Shazham :v
2018-05-01 12:48
#71
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Belgium sn0uby 
SoStronk, good to know what might happen ^^.
2018-05-01 12:48
#72
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Czech Republic NR.Kobra 
So why not :)
2018-05-01 12:48
Why not
2018-05-01 12:49
#78
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
That's nice, I'm all for investments like that, just sad the equality is so big that its only upper class who can afford computers, let alone electricity. And before you flame, yes I have travelled in India. And yes, a lot of places are damaged by poverty beyond measure.
2018-05-01 12:49
Almost everyone accept the people below poverty line in India can afford electricity now. It takes more than 3 weeks and a 4 city tour to understand India.
2018-05-01 14:07
middle class can easily afford computers,electricity lol only poor ppl can't afford
2018-05-01 14:16
#405
s1mple | 
Asia deTr0 
computers but not good computers they make a difference if u practice on 40 fps, it'll be of no use
2018-05-01 19:30
#413
shox | 
India Taan 
It is , harsher the condition better you get , trust me your reflexes get better and better your spray control will improve.
2018-05-01 20:23
#80
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India ashwani597 
All the Best to anybody who is gonna try at this :D
2018-05-01 12:49
would have tried but I've not played in 4 months and I'm dogshit now lol
2018-05-01 14:17
NOICE ... ?
2018-05-01 12:49
#82
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Germany juqqt 
yea fuck t0xfig and cajunfuck
2018-05-01 12:49
AHAHAHAHAHHA IM DONE
2018-05-01 12:49
Guys Shahzam is Pakistani ffs
2018-05-01 12:49
LOOOLLLLLL
2018-05-01 12:49
:DDDD
2018-05-01 12:49
#87
NiKo | 
India BCaddict 
Yaaaaay <3
2018-05-01 12:50
What?
2018-05-01 12:50
Tf even switzerland has a bigger scene than india lol
2018-05-01 12:50
#249
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Switzerland Technofied 
No
2018-05-01 14:04
#274
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India Reaper1 
but not the numbers xD all they care about is the number of followers on their social media, viewership on their games.. so a country with 1.2bn people should be an obvious choice! Although, I agree if talent was a measure, India wouldn't have gotten this investment
2018-05-01 14:11
Is this a fucking April's fools?
2018-05-01 12:51
2EZ4 INDIA :D
2018-05-01 12:52
Dw gonna have pakistan india rivalry now
2018-05-01 12:51
XD
2018-05-01 12:52
#97
tarik | 
United States Unluko 
xD
2018-05-01 12:52
#98
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Sweden Autistmeister 
hahahahahahahhahah
2018-05-01 12:52
#102
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Brazil Collee 
can't be worse than this recent lineup kek
2018-05-01 12:52
India cs > BR cs
2018-05-01 14:10
thanks daddy
2018-05-01 14:17
#310
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Denmark clutchkongen 
can't be worse than sk gaming xD luuuuuuuul!
2018-05-01 15:01
#412
k0nfig | 
Denmark nalleB 
SK :DDDDDDD
2018-05-01 20:22
#103
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Russia Glihhh 
Bob and vagene
2018-05-01 12:52
#105
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Czech Republic dreamARTz 
w t f
2018-05-01 12:53
tech support cs LUL
2018-05-01 12:53
#107
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Russia sneakyboy 
india to win major
2018-05-01 12:53
#109
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United States hudas321 
call them smell me gaming
2018-05-01 12:53
#110
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India AlmightyDuk 
Haha just here to brag im in the candidates list... Ul see me no.1 soon.. Wish me luck
2018-05-01 12:54
#188
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India poojan34 
good luck bro
2018-05-01 13:25
good luck
2018-05-01 14:19
bold and cheap move, indian cs omegalul
2018-05-01 12:54
Lol streetshitters
2018-05-01 12:54
#114
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United States hudas321 
i think they can win major if enemy no gas mask ez pz hahaha
2018-05-01 12:54
#117
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Brazil skyreach 
OMEGAOMEGALUL
2018-05-01 12:55
Wait and watch ;-)
2018-05-01 14:43
LOOOL
2018-05-01 12:57
?????????????? (REPLY CONTENT)
2018-05-01 12:57
#127
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MRYENER 
LMAO
2018-05-01 12:57
#128
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Poland Astoner55 
Ohhh yeah
2018-05-01 12:57
#129
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Finland kallepiispa 
What world do we live in
2018-05-01 12:57
seems like optic is going down as an org... shit choices after shit choices
2018-05-01 12:57
It might seem easy to keep itself in the top tier level, but definetely that's not the case. I never liked optic being honest, but I might agree with you although I don't think in this case they have the best options among the free agents, and every new roster is a new challenge and it takes time and dedication from the players to achieve success.
2018-05-01 13:34
#276
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India Reaper1 
#245
2018-05-01 14:12
0/8 it's the best investment you have to pay almost nothing and you can get a lot of following and popularity in a country with population of 1.3 billion
2018-05-01 14:20
#131
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Denmark clutchkongen 
Good for shazam, he will get another chance on an all Indian line up
2018-05-01 12:57
next major to india ezyy pzyy
2018-05-01 12:57
India CS IN 2018 LUL
2018-05-01 12:58
india.... anyone remembers IGC India Gaming Carnival? :DD "M5 SCAMMED, ROBBED IN INDIA" hltv.org/news/8440/m5-scammed-robbed-in-.. hltv.org/gallery/view/22723 best pic, combined with the story!!
2018-05-01 12:58
still stuck in 2012
2018-05-01 14:21
There is a big market in India.
2018-05-01 12:58
#138
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United States PapaObama 
GUPTACLAN CSGO TEAM
2018-05-01 12:58
ANELE Clap
2018-05-01 12:58
#140
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Spain JasonRacism 
Wtf
2018-05-01 12:58
i am indian and let me tell you, being indian is actually a great thing. we have beautiful people and we have ugly people. just like any race. I for 1 am a great person, have great friends, and i take care of every one that is in my life and i am glad to do it, and for that i have people that love me around me. also, indian parents are one of the best parents you can have. sometimes they can be really strict, but they will take care of you no matter what, and they will buy you what ever it is that you need. as long as your not a selfish ****head. Also, we all have great jobs, lots of money and a family that we all love and take care off
2018-05-01 12:59
+111111111111111
2018-05-01 14:09
#431
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United States TriHardSeven 
Sounds like something Donald Trump would say.
2018-05-01 23:40
bad investments these last days for optic
2018-05-01 12:59
lol it wouldn't even cost them much and they already have 2 franchise in overwatch and LoL
2018-05-01 14:21
This is going to be fun
2018-05-01 12:59
#144
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
OPTIC INDIA LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL
2018-05-01 12:59
#145
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
INB4 OPTIC INDIA 55 MAJORS POGCHAMP
2018-05-01 12:59
#146
rain | 
India Tochu08 
Watch out Bois India is coming :)
2018-05-01 13:00
Lmaoooo
2018-05-01 13:00
#148
XigN | 
United States Plactus 
Loooooooool
2018-05-01 13:02
#150
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India BJH 
omg is this a dream?
2018-05-01 13:02
xD
2018-05-01 13:02
may fools? a thing?
2018-05-01 13:02
#153
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Malaysia byaIi 
Gupta_Clan_is_ready
2018-05-01 13:03
OPTIC READY
2018-05-01 14:08
lmao why
2018-05-01 13:04
What is optic doing lol
2018-05-01 13:06
XDDDDDDDD
2018-05-01 13:07
why tho
2018-05-01 13:09
optic brings in street shitters
2018-05-01 13:09
#161
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Lol
2018-05-01 13:10
#163
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Netherlands Deji 
ez for india
2018-05-01 13:11
#165
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
1.3b people. Should be able to find 5 to compete in Asia.
2018-05-01 13:12
Street shitters.. Really?
2018-05-01 13:12
yes we feed our shit to africa
2018-05-01 13:32
#235
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
dont reply to these comments dude.. :(
2018-05-01 13:57
#358
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Korea Evap0rate 
yeah hltv toxic af nowadays
2018-05-01 16:52
optic think india will be the next brazil like finding the new "SK"
2018-05-01 13:12
WAIT WHY
2018-05-01 13:13
#169
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Serbia SF94 
LUL HAHAHAHAHAHA
2018-05-01 13:13
PAKISTAN ZINDABAD
2018-05-01 13:15
#174
s1mple | 
Europe SQXZAF 
ahahahahhah
2018-05-01 13:16
#175
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Turkey orox2 
send hedshots and vegene pls
2018-05-01 13:17
#176
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United Kingdom tomtmh 
+1
2018-05-01 13:17
#179
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Estonia teremartin 
ez for indian optic
2018-05-01 13:19
HAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH
2018-05-01 13:19
#181
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India baRRa.wow 
Indian CS needs exposure
2018-05-01 13:19
wtf
2018-05-01 13:20
#184
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
LUL WAT?
2018-05-01 13:21
lol muthu hahahahha!!
2018-05-01 13:24
lul
2018-05-01 13:30
XD! Tak rosters? Dannish and Indian? Nice
2018-05-01 13:30
unexpected
2018-05-01 13:31
wtf ?
2018-05-01 13:31
#197
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Poland TheTytek 
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-05-01 13:32
Can't wait for OpTic South Korea roster
2018-05-01 13:32
Are you fukin kidding me?
2018-05-01 13:33
ANELE OMEGALUL
2018-05-01 13:34
#206
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
OMG yessssssssss That's such an unexpected news. I hope Indian players can stand up to the expectations.. GG optic for thinking out of the box..... GL
2018-05-01 13:37
#207
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
afk gaming ROFL
2018-05-01 13:37
#208
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Poland crouzzz 
WAIT.... WHAAAAAAAAAT?
2018-05-01 13:39
obviously good choice, optic probably needs to pay 300e/player/month for salary and maybe still be succesfull.
2018-05-01 13:40
true, has to be the main motivation. But the india scene is non existent so good luck training 5 randoms to a level they can compete with international teams.
2018-05-01 13:46
well i tought at least India has some sort of tier3-4 teams. we will see
2018-05-01 13:58
wtf optic, alot of money on bank to invest on indians?
2018-05-01 13:41
LOOOOOOOL
2018-05-01 13:42
#216
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
nani dafuq???
2018-05-01 13:45
I am an Indian but trust me India is not ready for esports
2018-05-01 13:45
This attitude is the reason why india is not growing in esports There are many players like you who are not supporting our teams and are so criticising. Change your thinking.
2018-05-02 09:49
#499
Nifty | 
India dkp213 
not good bro you cant even support something good going in your country!!!
2018-05-05 21:29
OMEGALUL
2018-05-01 13:48
ANELE GAMING LUL
2018-05-01 13:49
#225
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
Hold my beer
2018-05-01 13:50
Kingfisher?
2018-05-01 21:28
#420
NiKo | 
India Sishir 
I'm drunk. So can't read the name.
2018-05-01 21:29
LMAO XD
2018-05-01 13:51
open bob an vegne
2018-05-01 13:53
#232
ropz | 
China seekerNN 
reported everyone for being racist
2018-05-01 13:55
dunno india has a few talents... Havok JustNation Nami Greenz all pretty nuts against AU / Asia as well as their middle eastern opponents so who knows lmao xd
2018-05-01 13:56
only havok is indian
2018-05-01 14:07
#272
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China zhoQueeN 
Hahahhahahahahahah im dying
2018-05-01 14:11
#237
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Australia closet 
S U P E R T E A M B Y 2 0 2 0
2018-05-01 13:58
#239
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Norway vargvikernes 
INDIAN CS OMEGALOL
2018-05-01 14:00
#241
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African Union mikecool 
WTF!??!?! LOL - UK CS HAS A BETTER CHANCE
2018-05-01 14:01
#243
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India alphasoham 
yusss Indian CS atlast
2018-05-01 14:01
Gg les go!!!
2018-05-01 14:03
Revolution in CS
2018-05-01 14:03
this team will rape every team
2018-05-01 14:07
do u guys even read properly?
2018-05-01 14:09
#265
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Lithuania YungDavid 
yes?
2018-05-01 14:10
#264
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Lithuania YungDavid 
lul
2018-05-01 14:10
#269
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China zhoQueeN 
is this a joke? indian scene is shit no offense..
2018-05-01 14:11
that's why they are picking an Indian team to make the scene good
2018-05-01 16:18
D E S I G N A T E D
2018-05-01 14:11
#277
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United Kingdom tr4c 
p o o i n l o o
2018-05-01 14:12
winnetou lol
2018-05-01 14:13
#280
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Portugal dracø 
ImAPet was on optic.. ImAPet1 is a good coach.. Optic Indian lineup with ImAPet1 as a coach.. ????????? Ez
2018-05-01 14:13
#289
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Czech Republic chort 
expected
2018-05-01 14:21
#291
LUq | 
Poland dnbk1ng 
WHAT XDDDD
2018-05-01 14:21
#293
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World spaaace 
velly gud
2018-05-01 14:29
#295
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India cap7ainskull 
the amount of potential that can show up , should be nothing less than crazy
2018-05-01 14:30
optic open bobs
2018-05-01 14:31
#297
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Iceland _meehow 
finally money for building a toilet
2018-05-01 14:32
#298
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Denmark aCggg 
great business opportunity haahhaahah
2018-05-01 14:33
#300
ave | 
India Axelinpro 
Trust me guys ,indian community has so much talent , they need opportunity . They is no support from in this field because this is new to them . Trust me optic India will be the next new thing in csgo community. Big thanks to optic , afk gaming and sostronk .
2018-05-01 14:38
omg!!! this is happening....
2018-05-01 14:44
nt
2018-05-01 14:44
Tbh indian viewership could be very beneficial for cs
2018-05-01 14:45
+11
2018-05-01 16:17
#347
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India grinchxd 
+1 but this team is never gonna work out lol
2018-05-01 16:27
#306
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United States E_K_U_L 
........ ok
2018-05-01 14:53
better try here .. in Mongolia lul
2018-05-01 14:54
Ez 4 shazam
2018-05-01 15:01
#309
kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
I RETURN AFTER 9 MONTHS TO SEE THIS JOKE HAHAHA
2018-05-01 15:01
#386
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India Reaper1 
9 months? Too long bro! 3-4months should be enough xd
2018-05-01 18:15
Give me ur paypal
2018-05-01 15:10
easy havok from risky
2018-05-01 15:16
#317
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France TROIIDA 
It's time for optic to focus on CoD instead of Cs.
2018-05-01 15:39
#322
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Hungary Shiron212 
OpTic open tryouts for a full Indian Tech Support roster xaxa glhf
2018-05-01 15:55
They will make their opponents surrender with the smell of shit and curry
2018-05-01 16:05
LUL speaks the syrian guy
2018-05-01 16:15
#345
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India cap7ainskull 
At least we made it to group stage in a major
2018-05-01 16:27
Oh wait C9 won a major.
2018-05-01 16:43
#462
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India cap7ainskull 
shut up refugee. Don't get triggered or you may blow up your neighborhood .
2018-05-02 16:19
Astralis lost to a team with standin.... xdd
2018-05-06 15:47
#501
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India cap7ainskull 
Were you waiting so long just to prove this point . It shows how insecure you are . Plus where is C9 ? Even tyloo best them . So....
2018-05-06 17:28
#346
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India grinchxd 
Get back to your closet mate oh wait Syrians don't have homes
2018-05-01 16:27
OpTic_gupta confirmed?
2018-05-01 16:08
yes
2018-05-01 16:15
lol ez mao de obra barata
2018-05-01 16:17
this is actually pretty cool, i love seeing new places developing scenes
2018-05-01 16:24
#344
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India grinchxd 
only if you send vagene pics tho
2018-05-01 16:25
This is a great move! There are a lot of players there and hey play for many years , way before the kids commenting here even learnt about HLTV. All they lack is proper exposure like the Europeans teams get. India has a lot of CSGO players. This is the best move to capture the market before any other top teams enter. For any educated person, they will understand that this is the smartest business move made by an ESports company. Tryouts and examination sounds perfect as it's the best way to pick 5 random people and put them into a team. No friendship bs
2018-05-01 16:33
#349
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India Agni39 
LoL
2018-05-01 16:35
People are gonna laugh at the voice comms 100%
2018-05-01 16:35
Inb4 thet make a tier 2 team, go to the major and one of the players takes a shit on the pc after a match
2018-05-01 16:41
#357
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Korea Evap0rate 
LMFAO INDIAN SQUAD LETS GOO, WE NEED CURRY IN CSGO NOW
2018-05-01 16:52
Very interested in how this will play out. Hopefully this will lead to more organizations branching out to more countries that don’t really have a lot of players in the scene yet like India. Good luck optic
2018-05-01 16:55
o shit boi
2018-05-01 16:55
DAFUQ? First PGL ties up with COBX to hold dota event in India Now optic wants to enter Indian market.... GG>
2018-05-01 17:15
Money baby
2018-05-01 23:17
+Shahzam +FNS +Valens ez
2018-05-01 17:36
#379
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Korea KasPro 
XD
2018-05-01 17:43
India Numba wan
2018-05-01 18:13
#498
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Mexico Tbonto 
+1
2018-05-04 14:13
#388
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Sweden KarlXII 
INDIAN?!!?!?!?! Why not China/Korea or just a EU/SA lineup?
2018-05-01 18:16
hello bitch lasagna
2018-05-01 18:22
#391
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World Nydhogg 
OPTIC. Mithun Chakraborty
2018-05-01 18:23
#393
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Serbia whoa!! 
Really good sign. CS viewership has become stale these days and this could be something which might boost it again. We need them asian viewers like dota and LoL.
2018-05-01 18:31
#401
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Denmark beastd 
INDIAN OMEGALOOOOOL
2018-05-01 19:21
why did you kick Shazzam then....what a joke
2018-05-01 21:24
#424
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Denmark AdvisorEd 
Give them time guys. Soon they'll be raping everybody.
2018-05-01 23:01
Lol Indians r chutia players
2018-05-01 23:17
#430
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Latvia AFANACEV 
it would be better to invest money to promote Indian porn than this
2018-05-01 23:35
#434
rain | 
Bolivia Natusch 
INDIA OMEGA FUCKING LUL
2018-05-02 00:16
#497
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Mexico Tbonto 
+1
2018-05-04 14:13
very good, but india have electricity cuts everyday
2018-05-02 00:38
two teams?
2018-05-02 02:15
#440
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India Reaper1 
this won't last for long and won't have any relevance till it lasts.. so not really 2
2018-05-02 05:15
i just want to see the new danish team
2018-05-02 05:28
nice
2018-05-02 03:38
#441
chucky | 
Brunei aspexo 
from shitting in the streets to csgo major ? I aren't think that
2018-05-02 05:19
#445
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Asia ZirkonX 
You should be happy that the scene is expanding and its going to asia which means it'll be one of the only cs games that will have almost every Region playing in the pro scene There are some really good indian cs go players:P people talked about brazil the same way they talk about asia region back then, Tyloo is now performing against good teams i feel like other asian teams can as well PS India have the second largest population, imagine if a indian team succeeds in big stages this could mean huge for cs go as esport
2018-05-02 07:17
That was unexpected
2018-05-02 08:17
#496
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Mexico Tbonto 
+1
2018-05-04 14:13
How it is with internet in India? :D
2018-05-02 11:26
#451
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India RrOuTe_FoRcE 
Huge improvement in internet quality in the country, specially in the past couple years or so. Not even close to the internet quality in many other Scandinavian or western countries, but yeah.. huge improvement, very playable.
2018-05-02 12:22
nt optic
2018-05-02 12:57
AAHAHHA EZ RAPE COMING
2018-05-02 13:04
When they go to LAN people will think they are tech support (just a joke, take it acordingly please :) )
2018-05-02 14:17
#456
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Portugal PirataFaria 
Good Luck for the Indian scene.
2018-05-02 14:25
Don't know how will sharma ji and his son respond to this move. lul. Even though i want esports in india to grow. Seriously.
2018-05-02 15:15
#459
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Kazakhstan ezBORAT 
wotofok
2018-05-02 16:01
Very nice, hope they manage to make good team
2018-05-02 16:02
Damn, it looked like they forgot that 1st of april (april fools) was month ago and it was a joke... But it seems to have some truth in it.
2018-05-02 19:04
#467
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United States Grady8_ 
Optic just losing more money. But I do wish India does well in CS:GO it would be cool to see.
2018-05-02 19:11
#468
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Russia GramDEL 
Optic, stop... If u have a lot of money that doesn't mean that you should spend 'em on Indian boys OMEGALUL, you'd better spend 'em on improving your main roaster.
2018-05-02 20:53
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