This will be the first time two female CS:GO teams compete at the National Esports Championships.
18 March 2023, New Delhi: To add to the excitement of the National Esports Championships (NESC) 2023, the country’s two leading teams, Top-G and Purr-ple, are set to make history by becoming the first all-female CS:GO teams from India to compete for a place at the World Esports Championships (WEC) global finals when they face off today (Saturday, March 18). Famous all-female CS:GO teams Top-G and Purr-ple will compete in the National Esports Championships 2023.
The ongoing NESC 2023, hosted by the Esports Federation of India (ESFI), will choose the Indian contingent for the next 15th World Esports Championship (WEC) in Iasi, Romania, and is attracting 275 athletes from four distinct titles – CS:GO, DOTA 2, Tekken7, and eFootball 2023.
Swayambika Sachar (Sway) leads Team Top-G, which also includes Nidhi Salekar (Stormyyy), Priyanka Choudhary (ALEXAA), Dilraj Kaur Matharu (COCO), and well-known gamer Shagufta Iqbal (xyaa). Because of the roster’s high-quality gaming, tactics, and attacking ability, they have become an all-around efficient team that performs at the highest level.
Commenting on the historic encounter, the team captain of Top-G, Swayambika ‘Sway’ Sachar stated, “I am really pleased that ESFI has given us this fantastic opportunity to compete on such a prominent stage and I hope that our team can make the most of it. Our squad has spent numerous hours practising and scheming for this battle, and we will show it by putting up a strong fight. We aim to make history by becoming India’s first female CS:GO team to compete in the World Esports Championships, but we also want to inspire more women to pursue their interest in gaming by making it a legitimate career option. I am convinced that the team will give it their all-in tomorrow’s competition.”
Team Purr-ple is led by skipper Mansi Rajesh Sottany (MatkA QueeN), and includes Uzma Zaki (Meowkasa), Mrinal Baranwal (Jollies10), Pragnya Spruha (P1Xie), Avantika Pal (Avantiee), and Manpreet Kaur (MkS). The team is noted for its brilliant strategies, spectacular performances, and exceptional technical abilities.
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“We are excited to participate in the national qualifiers to compete in a title that we have been playing for so many years. With the rise of female gamers, India’s Esports business is undergoing a paradigm shift, and I am pleased to be a part of the community that is significantly contributing to the sector’s growth. My teammates are well prepared for the game tomorrow, and I am confident that they will use their skills to lead the team to victory. “I’d like to thank ESFI for providing us with this opportunity to demonstrate our ability in front of the country,” stated Purr-ple team captain Mansi ‘MatkA QueeN’ Sottany.
The victor of this high-intensity encounter will compete in a friendly match against another female CS:GO team from a different country to secure their spot at the WEC 2023.
“I am happy to be a member of Team India at this competition. The opportunity to potentially represent my country on a global scale is a dream come true, and I am willing to go all out to bring home the victory. With women’s empowerment on the rise in Indian Esports, these qualifiers offer an opportunity to inspire every aspiring female gamer in the country.”
The prize pool for the 15th Global Esports Championship 2023 will be $500,000 (INR 4.12 crore), and it is expected to be the largest edition of the competition to date, with at least 130 countries competing. The prestigious tournament’s global finals will be held from August 24 to September 4, 2023.
Artsmith-Concepts & Visions, one of the country’s leading sports and esports communication companies, will continue to support the Esports Federation of India as its official communication partner.
The match, which will be contested in a best-of-3 style, will begin at 8 p.m. and will be televised live on ESFI’s YouTube, Facebook, and Glance Gaming channels.
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