Starting from one of the biggest competitive teams in the country, Ronak has had a an interesting ride, to say the least.
From PUBG Mobile to BGMI, it has been a long journey for many. Players have come and gone, but some have sustained themselves and reached new highs regardless of what the game threw at them. One such name is Harpreet Singh Janjuha, aka SGXRonak or Ronak BGMI for Google.
BGMI events are all the rage in India, and everyone from professional players to spectators is looking forward to watching furious battle royale encounters. Skylightz Gaming is one of the teams with a BGMI roster ready to compete in big tournaments.
Ronak himself has seen a lot of ups and downs in these three years. Starting from one of the biggest competitive teams in the country, Ronak has had a an interesting ride, to say the least. In a conversation with Sportslumo, Ronak opens up about his time in the Indian Gaming Community, dealing with toxicity, how he has trained over the years, and being managed by a team now.
How has your journey in the igc been so far?
I have completed nearly 3 years in the Indian gaming industry. The journey has been an exciting one till now. I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to make a career out of something I am extremely passionate about. There have been ups and downs throughout the journey but they have helped me reach the level where I am today. I am extremely grateful for the wonderful opportunities I have had. And I always believe that the best is yet to come.
How do you deal with the toxicity?
Toxicity is something that you will face in every field. I believe that one should not pay heed to such things. It is important to focus on the positives and learn from mistakes, and work on how you can improve yourself. It is also crucial to prioritize your mental health, do what’s best for you and work towards achieving your goals.
How do you prepare yourself for big tournaments—skyesports mobile open or the BGIS?
Big tournaments such as skyesports mobile open or the BGIS are always nerve-racking. As a team, we prepare for tournaments by sticking to our practice routine. We always have long discussions where everyone shares their opinion on how we can improve our gameplay and implement new tactics. The key is to improve from the mistakes we have made in the past. We also watch matches of other teams to understand their gameplay. On d-day, it’s crucial to trust your skillset and your teammates. If you work hard enough, the benefits will reap naturally.
Skylightz Gaming is the part of Group A. BGIS quarter finals will start from January 2. Check out BGIS quarter finals schedule, timing and live stream.
What is your one piece of advice as an OG for kids who are willing to join competitive?
It’s all about consistency. Work hard every day without losing focus on your end goal. Practice every day so that you improve your skillset. Winning and losing are part of the game, the key is not to let either of them get to you. If you’re consistently working hard you will reach the highest level, slowly but surely.
Does a big organization banner really matter when starting out in gaming?
Playing under a big organization banner does have its advantages when it comes to things such as credibility, facilities, and other resources. However, an athlete who is just starting should not be demotivated if they are not playing under a big organization banner. The player should focus on improving their skills and use that to reach the highest level and achieve their goals.
How important it is for an agency such as Cornerstone Sport to enter the Esports industry? How does it feel to be the first eSports athlete to be represented by them?
An agency such as Cornerstone Sport would bring in the much-needed structure for the Indian gaming industry. They have been in the talent management space for around 13 years now, managing some of the biggest cricketers and celebrities. Their entry into esports will definitely help develop the gaming industry. I was excited when they approached to represent me. They are the best in business and I look forward to working with them for years to come.