In a surprising turn of events, Team Vitality has stepped foot outside Europe, and into mobile gaming. The Paris based esports giant announced an all Indian Call of Duty Mobile roster. They say it is a part of their commitment to esports in India. For the esports and professional mobile gaming scene in India, this is a huge step forward.
The roster comprises a balanced mix of well-established esports players, as well as the rising talent.
Here’s what Team Vitality’s Call of Duty: Mobile India roster looks like
The new team, led by Arav “MonK” Narang, includes an all-Indian roster: Armaan “Moonscope” Dharni, Priyank “DEATH” Birajdar, Akshan “Argon” Madhani, Samartha Ganesh “JOKOs” Ghadge, and Samruddha “SAMS” Ghadge. The team will be coached by veteran Call of Duty player, Harnoor “Toxy” Mutneja. They will also be by content creator Melson “mello” Miranda.
To elaborate a bit on the players, the Team captain and in-game-lead, MonK, is considered to be one of the best fraggers in India. Moonscope has been voted the second-best sniper in the world and referred to as ‘the sniping king of India’. JOKOs and SAMS are the ‘infamous CoDM twins’ who achieved a ton of success over the last 4 months. JOKOs was the highest fragger in the LOCO India Cup with over 155 kills. Argon and Death have also both been dominating the Indian esports scene during the last few months.
Here’s what officials from Team Vitality have to say
CEO of Team Vitality, Nicolas Maurer, speaking on the occasion said, “Our aim in India was to start an esports team that would have its own unique identity while imbibing core Team Vitality values. We are very happy with the roster as they have the right skills, as well as the potential to be no. 1 team, and eagerly look forward to making our mark in a brand-new category. We’re sure tons of additional support for the team will come via our fans – from India and the world over. The Call of Duty Mobile team is the first step towards the expansion of our presence beyond Europe, and in line with our vision of conquering the esports world. It’s also a very nice way to resonate with the Vitality history which started with the Call of Duty franchise back in 2013.”
Along with that, Team Vitality is planning a pan-India Talent Hunt to find and train new esports athletes across multiple rosters that the organisation intends to form in the country.