The new teams will be operating out of the state-of-the-art Team Vitality India Training Facility located in Mumbai, India.
Team Vitality, based in Paris, has announced its entry into the Indian markets for Free Fire Mobile and Battlegrounds Mobile (BGMI). This follows the company’s successful entry into Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM), with its lineup qualifying for the CODM World Championship Finals in 2021. Team Vitality enters India and reaffirms its commitment to a long-term investment in the Indian ecosystem, and its desire to dominate the region’s esports landscape, with an existing top content creator line-up and esports squads in currently three key titles.
Indranil “FABINDRO” Saha, the 2021 Esports Premiere League and Free Fire Tri Series champion, was hand-picked by Team Vitality to manage the Free Fire roster as Coach and IGL. Pratik “AURUM” Mehra, a BGMI veteran and fan favourite, will coach the BGMI team.
FABINDRO, formerly the IGL of Sixth Sense, TSM India, XTZ Esports, and Mumbai Marshals, is a Free Fire legend recognised for his passion and discipline in the quest of excellence.
“I have been looking forward to Team Vitality’s entry into Free Fire”, said Indranil. “Since the org announced its venture into India, it has been my desire to one day be part of it. So, it is truly a dream come true. I do have a couple of talented players in mind that will make a winning team. We will be making a mark very soon in Free Fire tournaments, both domestic and international.”
Pratik “AURUM” Mehra has also had one of the most illustrious PUBG mobile and BGMI careers. From coaching Team Fnatic to victory in the PUBG mobile All-Stars Championship in 2019, to representing India on international stages in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and China. Pratik is also well-liked in the Indian esports scene.
On the task of setting up the future BGMI/PUBG roster for Team Vitality, Pratik says “In order to excel as one team, the org, Coach, and every esports athlete, needs to believe in the same ideals and values. I’m completely aligned with Team Vitality’s vision for India and am proud that they are placing their trust in me. I will do whatever is necessary to ensure our BGMI roster reaches the top position.”
Speaking on the occasion, CEO of Team Vitality, Nicolas Maurer said, “2022 is off to a fantastic start for us. Following our industry-defining CS:GO and League of Legends roster reveals and announcing our multi-year partnership with Tezos, we are excited to share our further expansion into the mobile esports arena with Free Fire and BGMI. Both titles are immensely popular and have an unprecedented fan following in India and I am looking forward to seeing teams under the Team Vitality umbrella dominate the region and beyond.”
Randall Fernandez, Managing Director, Team Vitality India, added, “In our endeavour to become the best, we always on-board people who share a similar mindset and thought process as ours. Legends like FABINDRO and AURUM joining us is a big step in our plans to fortify our position in the country. We’ll be working closely during the next couple of days to finalize our overall approach on both new titles. Additionally, with our exemplary existing line-up of athletes, a fully equipped Training and Streaming Facility, and Team Vitality’s esports pedigree, we are confident to soon become the highest ranked teams in India and internationally, in Free Fire, BGMI, and CODM.”
The new teams will be operating out of the state-of-the-art Team Vitality India Training Facility located in Mumbai, India. A new announcement will be made shortly on Team Vitality’s Free Fire and BGMI rosters. You can follow their updates on Team Vitality India’s Instagram.