Team Vitality enters Indian esports scene: Here's what that means for players
French esports organization Team Vitality has announced its expansion into the Indian sub-continent after they gave a hint about such move last year. A formal announcement was made on the new Team Vitality India's Instagram page.
Another foreign Organization with Indian roster?
Team Vitality first entered the LoL and Rainbow Six Siege competitive scenes in 2015 where they had a decent showing. They entered the competitive CS:GO scene in 2018 where the line-up, especially their primary AWPer Mathieu 'Zywoo' Herbaut put up an impressive performance with his aggressive gameplay. He was ranked as the best player of 2019 by HLTV.
Team Vitality's entry in India suggests that they might be looking to build Indian roster for esports titles, possibly Valorant. The competition in India for Valorant is cut-throat and a lot of tournaments are frequently being organized to give the players a chance to showcase their skill. If Team Vitality brings an Indian Valorant Roster, they won't be the first foreign organization to do so. Last month, Noble Esports entered the Indian Valorant scene with a new roster.
CEO Nicholas Maurer had explained why the organization is looking to expand in India. Maurer said, “We are totally convinced that there's a lot of potential in India because there is a very big interest, not only in esports but in gaming. A lot of people are very passionate there, but it's hard to predict the time it takes for a European brand to be seen as legitimate to an Indian audience.”