OpTic Gaming, one of the largest esports organizations in the world, has announced its foray into Indian esports by announcing plans to pick up an all-Indian CS:GO squad. Their Indian expedition will be carried out in partnership with AFK Gaming and SoStronk. The squad will be known as ‘OpTic India’ and will be a part of the official OpTic Gaming organization. In addition to being paid competitive salaries, the players will be provided with a state of the art boot camp facility along with access to OpTic Gaming’s international resources, including coaches and analysts to help the team hone their skills.

Tryouts for the team will be organized 7th May onwards. The candidates will first undergo an extensive evaluation based on psychometric and theoretical tests in addition to role-based and in-game analysis. Shortlisted candidates will then be put through a practical evaluation where they will play multiple matches while being monitored by OpTic Gaming’s scouts and SoStronk’s coaches and analysts. This final stage of the selection process will be organized at LXG, Banglore on 12th and 13th May. The selection process will be led by Ali Saba, OpTic Gaming Scouting Director, with support from Prashant ‘Aequitas’ Prabhakar and the SoStronk team.

We are very excited to be working alongside the excellent teams at AFK Gaming and SoStronk for our expansion into India. At OpTic Gaming, we are passionate about growing and supporting exciting new regions, so India was a natural next step due to the support of so many Indian fans in both India and around the globe” – Nick “ashes” Ridgeway, Head of Player Support – OpTic Gaming

SoStronk is proud to announce a partnership with Optic Gaming for their Optic India Draft. Optic India wants to build out an Indian CS:GO team and is looking for candidates. The tryouts are is live at Optic India Draft

Open Evaluation [1st – 6th May]

If you think you have what it takes to be a pro player – go enroll now at Optic India Draft

  1. Registration Period : 1st – 6th May
  2. Requirements : Pick your role and answer the role based test.
  3. Shortlist Announcement : Once the Optic Scouts & SoStronk go through the candidates, we will shortlist and announce the final list on 8th May.

Closed Evaluation [1st – 6th May]

This is a pre-vetted list of candidates by Prashant ‘Aequitas’ Prabhakar that will then be further shortlisted by Optic’s head scouts. We are looking at notable achievements, best performances, statistics and many other factors in deciding these candidates.

  1. Registration Period : 1st – 6th May
  2. Requirements : You will be recieving an email if you are selected, follow the instructuions there.
  3. Shortlist Announcement : Once the Optic Scouts & SoStronk go through the candidates, we will shortlist and announce the final list on 8th May.

LAN Tryouts [12th – 14th May]

The final shortlist will need to attend the LAN Tryouts. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be evaluated by some of the best scouts in the business. Optic’s staff will be on the ground looking for the next top indian talents.

  1. Venue & Dates : LXG on 12th – 14th May
  2. Requirements : If selected, be at LXG on those days.
  3. Shortlist Announcement : Once the Optic Scouts & SoStronk go through the candidates, we will shortlist and announce the final list on 8th May.

So if you ever dreamt about one day being a professional CS:GO player, earning salaries, travelling the world and competing in big tournaments. This is your opportunity. Start your tryout process at – Optic India Draft

Good luck on your journey,

SoStronk

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