ESL expand Pro League Asia playoffs with India

October 10th, 2018 15:59

ESL introduced changes to the ESL Pro League Asia playoffs, and will now give a chance to Indian teams to qualify for the Pro League Finals in Odense, Denmark.

The addition of India comes after different investments and projects focusing on CS:GO popped up in the country, with OpTic India being the team to carry the flag forward. The team recently beat Beyond and put up a fight against MVP PK in the Toyota Bangkok SEA Qualifier, while also dominating in the national ESL league.

The path has been paved for an Indian team to reach the big stage again

Alongside the inclusion of an Indian team—which will be the winner of the ESL India Premiership Fall Finals—, the Asia playoffs have been expanded with another Chinese team. Now, the Asia playoffs will feature four teams—two from China, one from SEA, one from India—, and a single elimination BO3 bracket. Only the best team will book a spot in at the ESL Pro League S8 Global LAN Finals in Odense, Denmark in December.

The competition in the ANZ region has remained unchanged, and will still feature eight teams battling for one Pro League spot through a double-elimination bracket.

LOL nice!!!! India scene top5 in the next years!!!!!
2018-10-10 16:00
Denmark Asstralis 
Why is there a german in optic india
2018-10-10 16:00
Palestine zwe 
2018-10-10 16:01
India Cutlass 
Indian CS LUL
2018-10-10 16:47
It because of people like you , indian cs isnt growing , Optic India can break into international scene .
2018-10-10 17:26
+1 <3
2018-10-10 17:46
Nepal TYZ4 
2018-10-21 09:57
they would be as good as vexed maybe
2018-10-10 18:35
India Cutlass 
I'm not talking about Optic India. They have an EU igl, maybe he can tell them how a team works.
2018-10-11 04:57
Canada PwnNewb 
I think you are right, EVENTUALLY, if the scene is nurtured like this (which I think it is a great thing) but it will take years, look at South Africa they are trying and not there yet...Australia took a long time. But the fact India is getting into some of the qualifiers now is a step in the right direction!
2018-10-11 18:13
... unless a player ruins the reputation of the scene by blatantly cheating on LAN, of course.
2018-11-01 16:28
Canada PwnNewb 
that is a big blow but it won't last forever. French CSGO still exists right? I mean it sucks, but no one talks about them all being cheaters because kqly was banned cheating live during a stream...many other players have been caught also over the years, yet their bans do not make people think the whole country cheats. Give it some time, the CSGO community is very reactionary so right now it seems the reputation is ruined, but I am sure things got better for France pretty quick and it will for India too...someone else will cheat or throw or get caught and the next scandal will happen, and as more time goes on more people will blame foresaken and not just india.
2018-11-01 17:05
Pakistan Falconel 
2018-10-10 18:40
United States Howie2k 
Sumail will rekt them all Half paki here :)
2018-10-10 21:13
Canada PwnNewb 
why laugh at a scene trying to grow themselves, at least they are trying...are you jealous they are leaving pakistan in the dust?
2018-10-11 18:38
Pakistan Falconel 
Lmao I don't give 2 shits about pak cs, I've seen these Indians play though and it is laughable.
2018-10-12 12:00
hahahahaha +1
2018-10-10 22:41
India Reaper1 
i think because he likes butter chicken
2018-10-10 16:01
yes he likes l0000l
2018-10-10 16:06
Lmao +7
2018-10-10 16:13
+1 exactly!! fuck EU scene gimme good food I'm yours lmao
2018-10-10 17:46
2018-10-10 16:01
Canada PwnNewb 
because they need a guy with knowledge of toilets and toilet paper, to be the IGL
2018-10-10 16:02
2018-10-10 16:04
Canada PwnNewb 
im only half joking, he really is IGL, they had 5 indians but it didnt work
2018-10-10 16:06
He isnt the igl
2018-10-10 16:54
Canada PwnNewb 
yes he is bro, and he is also their coach
2018-10-10 17:14
Canada PwnNewb 
do you respect yb more now?
2018-10-10 18:19
I dont disrespect any pro player tho
2018-10-11 07:45
Canada PwnNewb 
there are some I dont throwers and stuff
2018-10-11 17:47
NiKo | 
India Yashwanth 
Because they needed an igl and coach. So he is handling both.
2018-10-10 16:23
Coach stand-in.
2018-10-10 16:54
Denmark GUNzales 
Cause it's easier for him to become "pro" in india i guess. Except if he just lives there :D
2018-10-10 17:00
Canada PwnNewb 
yb already was a low level pro, he isn't doing this to get pro or famous he is doing it because he wants to contribute to csgo and wants to live in India
2018-10-10 17:15
device | 
India lyncix 
Why there are Americans in MiBR?
2018-10-10 17:20
i wish i knew
2018-10-10 17:27
why is there a britisher in berling international gaming
2018-10-10 19:23
Psy | 
India Fluxie^ 
Why is there a japanese, a turkish in MIBR? Why is there a british dude in BIG? Why is there a brazillian (actually 2) in liquid?
2018-10-11 05:57
India Blizzard_01 
2 swedes in cloud 9 ,.. who expected that
2018-10-11 15:38
Psy | 
India Fluxie^ 
+1 almost forgot.
2018-10-12 04:24
nice edit
2018-10-10 16:00
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
2018-10-10 18:26
2018-10-16 12:29
rallen | 
Brunei m!ch! 
2018-10-10 16:00
Indonesia Astranesia 
Fucking wasted spot Look at those indians LUL
2018-10-10 18:49
2018-10-10 16:01
India Blizzard_01 
2018-10-10 16:06
India MistaJ 
2018-10-10 16:01
2018-10-10 16:02
For the record i have never been scammed, i just think what goes through their head when they try to scam people. Innocent fucking people and you think it's unfair to be judged? Think again.
2018-10-10 16:08
What do u mean bro
2018-10-10 16:15
Curry takeover.
2018-10-10 16:09
shox | 
India iejesus 
Fuck Yeahhhhhhh
2018-10-10 16:13
shox | 
India iejesus 
Optic India > Optic
2018-10-10 16:14
India Jan7Y 
2018-10-10 17:34
2018-10-10 17:47
India Fukuforsaken 
2018-10-10 19:52
Optic India beat Astralis to win ESL Pro Leaque finals in odense
2018-10-10 16:26
What an obnoxious call.
2018-10-10 16:33
u will be surprized after odense final
2018-10-10 17:29
i think Indians are going to be very hot in Odense
2018-10-10 18:17
Wouldn’t be surprising
2018-10-20 12:55
hahahaa i am fucked
2018-10-20 12:57
Psy | 
India Fluxie^ 
2018-10-10 16:28
s1mple | 
United States Weskerz 
2018-10-10 16:31
s1 | 
Ukraine mple 
They are not gonna be good at Overpass, since none of them will know how to hold toilets
2018-10-10 16:33
Hong Kong MannaharaHK 
O M E G A L U L 10/10
2018-10-10 17:23
device | 
India Bob__ 
2018-10-15 13:19
2018-10-15 21:42
Sweden Bangs 
India will both be a superpower and have the best scene in 2020
2018-10-10 16:34
Singapore pimple 
2018-10-10 16:44
Germany add_aykeN_ffs 
GL yb! Couragious Step, hope its worth it.
2018-10-10 17:10
beginning for worldwide cs
2018-10-10 17:15
2018-10-10 17:21
There will be no india scene ..recently or in years to come . Children are not encouraged to play computer games . Parents have awful lot of control over childrens future . For india to have a scene in any esports ,cultural changes need to be enforced. Which is not going to happen for atleast another 4-5 generations. Good luck to all those who cheer india in cs go.
2018-10-10 17:39
2018-10-10 18:24
Negative and hopeless people like you are the only one responsible for the hindrance to change.
2018-10-10 18:54
Psy | 
India Fluxie^ 
+999 he has such an orthodox mentality
2018-10-11 05:54
You are a retard . Where did i say ? That i am stopping anyone ? I myself play hours of csgo whenever i can (playing cs 1.6 since 2008 amd go since 2017). I am just stating the truth. Say whatever you will but what i have written is every inch of truth. Be delusional if you want to but that is the truth.
2018-10-11 13:42
but things are changing in india... cant u see??
2018-10-17 19:01
Like hell they are
2018-10-17 19:41
Lmao.. yes they are
2018-10-20 12:55
You played 1.6 nick as "-Minus" ? Just asking
2018-10-20 12:45
2018-10-20 15:21
Shit man. I was so happy. There was a guy I found in an Indian cs 1.6 server few years back .then I moved to another country and I lost touch with him. He used to play with nick as Naughty Potato. I thought you same that guy. Server was called lamda cs or some shit.
2018-10-20 15:25
I used to play on lambda server till last year.
2018-10-20 15:56
nick? Me and my ex gf used to play there. My gf was playing for a clan called HHZ, I was in Mystic Clan. Best clan was Apex
2018-10-20 15:58
My hltv name .....i never used to play clan or competitive ... i used to play pub mostly ....played in lambda ...ecs ...l2k ....
2018-10-20 19:49
If parents have so much control , how are they always asking for bob and vagene pics on the internet everytime?
2018-10-15 21:45
gl Optic India we'll still love you if you don't make it to the finals! <3
2018-10-10 17:48
Nice. EZ for Entity.
2018-10-10 18:24
India Jan7Y 
entity is not even in the fall finals
2018-10-10 18:28
Finally . GG
2018-10-10 18:26
United States TriHardSeven 
Nice, love to see new scenes. GL to the Asian scene.
2018-10-10 18:32
NiKo | 
India jatin0297 
Lets go optic india
2018-10-10 19:19
United States fatburger 
2018-10-20 12:48
-yb +MODI
2018-10-11 16:04
well that escalated quickly :/
2018-10-20 12:45
escalated and flew off like a helium balloon.
2018-10-20 12:47
tbh I'm sad as a 3rd worlder. We get very rare hopes like these 1 in a million chances, org like Optic visit 3rd world and sponsoring for gamers from growing/poor countries without getting any financial benefits. This incident will keep EU/USA orgs away from 3rd world for decades.
2018-10-20 12:53
+1 man so true That cunt spoiled everything
2018-10-20 15:26
2018-10-20 15:27
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