Season 1 of the LG Ultragear TEC Gauntlet Valorant tournament recently concluded with Velocity Gaming taking down Global Esports in the grand finals to become the first-ever TEC Gauntlet Champions.
TEC Gauntlet was organized by The Esports Club, one of India’s leading esports organizations. The tournament, powered by WD Black and AMD Ryzen, was announced in May and it is the largest competitive Valorant league in South Asia featuring a prize pool of Rs. 52,00,000.
Velocity Gaming winning roster and tournament MVP
This was the winning roster of Velocity Gaming-
- Anuj ‘Amaterasu’ Sharma
- Tejas ‘rite2ace’ Sawant
- Vibhor ‘Vibhor’ Vaid
- Sagnik ‘Hellf’ Roy
- Agneya ‘Marzil’ Koushik
- Mohit ‘mw1’ Wakle
Player Ganesh ‘SkRossi’ Gangadhar from Global Esports was the WD Black MVP for season 1 the tournament while Mohit ‘mw1’ Wakle from Velocity Gaming was the Rookie Of The Season for season 1.
Speaking about the completion of Season 1, Ishaan Arya, Co-founder of The Esports Club said, “The LG Ultragear TEC Gauntlet Season 1 was a phenomenal success. The enthusiasm from the fans, the commitment and top performances from teams, and of course the invaluable support from our partners made it into the biggest esports spectacle in the region. We’re already looking forward to kick-starting season 2 next week with exciting new partnerships that will bring immense value to the teams and players!”
Speaking on their partnership, Jaganathan Chelliah, Director Marketing, India, Western Digital said, “We at Western Digital, are deeply focused and connected with the gaming community. Our innovative WD BLACK portfolio is built ground up for gamers and offers them lightning-fast speed. We are thrilled with the success of the TEC Gauntlet and how it has created an ideal platform for aspiring esports athletes in India.”
Mansoor ‘Nabu’ Ahmed’, Director of Esports, The Esports Club, speaking on the need for proper competitive opportunities, “At The Esports Club we always put players first. We set out to create an esports IP that would sit at the very top of the regional pyramid and drive real value to everyone involved; the TEC Gauntlet has done just that. Season 1 was a great success and our season 2 qualifiers have had another 250 teams competing for just 4 slots in season 2; it shows just how important the TEC Gauntlet is as a platform for Valorant players in the region.”
The grand finals between Velocity Gaming and Global Esports had a watching of over 15 thousand viewers taking the total views for the inaugural season to 5.5 Million. There are 3 more seasons to go after which the top teams will compete at the championship.