A fiery squad dominating the Indian CS:GO Scene: BL4ZE Esports
BL4ZE Esports, currently one of the best performing teams in the Indian competitive CS:GO scene was founded in July 2019 by Arnav Chand and Praveen Kumar Chand who are both partners and owners of the organization.
Arnav Chand says, "We acknowledged the huge potential of the Indian market for esports and being lifelong fans of esports, we felt like we could conquer the PC sphere, with a top tier team. We had a mutual contact with Punith 'StiNG' Kumar, a former member of our current CS:GO roster, who helped us build the team.
From there we've had a number of changes in our roster but we've also risen to the very top of Indian CS:GO with those changes. With the current lineup, we hope to achieve a number of things in the Asian scene, as we already believe we have conquered South Asia.
As mentioned before we had our eyes set on ruling the PC domain, and Valorant seems like the next obvious step. There's a lot of investment going around in mobile games such as PUBG Mobile and COD: Mobile, but we're looking to make a name for ourselves in the category we feel most comfortable in.
For now, that is, we will eventually venture into all the branches esports has to offer, such as mobile gaming, content creators, merchandise, and organizing events, but a lack of sponsors in these harsh times is holding us back from reaching our true potential."
Leading the BL4ZE Esports roster is Agneya “Marzil” Koushik who along with Kiran "Rossi" R joined the team in July 2019. Portuguese talent Rafael "Raph" Marҫal and Iman "Cara" Jeffery from Malaysia joined the team in November. Their 5th member Rishi “RvK” Vijayakumar recently joined the roster after replacing Ganesh "SKRossi" Gangadhar who left the team to pursue a career in Valorant.
Agneya “Marzil” Koushik
Iman “Cara” Jeffery
Kiran “Rossi” R
Rafael “Raph” Marҫal
Rishi “RvK” Vijayakumar
The first couple of months of 2020 were rough for the BL4ZE roster but they were soon back to their hard-hitting ways and since September 2020, they have utterly dominated the scene by winning eight back-to-back tournaments including the Loco Battlezone tournament and VLT CS:GO Cup in September which they won on the same evening.
WESG South Asia Closed Qualifiers, December 2019
IEM Katowice Asia Open Qualifiers, December 2019
ESL India Winter Masters Season 2019, February 2020
ROG Showdown Series 1, April 2020
CSGO2ASIA Grassroots Cup 2020, April 2020
ASUS ROG Showdown Series 2, April 2020
INNO3D Champions League, May 2020
EliteHubs CS:GO Community Cup 1, May 2020
ESamurai Games DojoMasters Season 1, May 2020
EliteHubs CS:GO Community Cup 2, May 2020
Yuvin Community Cup Season 2, July 2020
ESEA Season 34, July 2020
ESL Summer Split 2020, July 2020
VLT CSGO CUP, Sept 2020
LOCO Battle, Sept 2020
ROG Showdown Series 3, August 2020
ESL INDIA PREMIERSHIP 2020 CS:GO FALL SEASON, Nov 2020
TEC PRO LEAGUE SEASON 1, Nov 2020
Elite Hubs CS:GO Community Event, Nov 2020
TEC Pro League Season 2, Nov 2020
Taiwan Excellence Cup, Dec 2020
The road ahead
Currently, BL4ZE Esports are playing the TEC Division 1 Season 3 tournament. Going ahead, they have more tournaments lined-up-
Asus ROG Showdown Finale
BL4ZE Esports have already made their presence felt in the Indian, South-Asian, and Sout-East Asian regions. Founder Arnav Chand says that "We're looking to expand into Valorant soon and also plan on getting big content creators under our wing."