Noble Esports Announce Indian Valorant Roster

by in Valorant | Sep, 10th 2020

India desperately needed to see some good news on the esports roster, after all the PUBG Mobile ban news. That with the reveal of FAU:G, there hasn’t been a lot of positives to talk about. However, North America may have the answer. Noble Esports have looked to India for their Valorant roster! Now, there’s still no dedicated Valorant scene, but there could be.

Riot Games would be foolish to let it go and not make a Valorant League, but we think it’s pretty interesting that Noble Esports looked to India for their Valorant roster. It’s a huge esports nation, and perhaps it’s time that other regions look towards them to find some diamonds in the rough.

Noble and Valorant

Who is Noble Esports, though? It’s not clear when they were founded, according to Liquipedia. They haven’t racked up a ton of earnings, but they do field teams in quite a few titles including CSGO, World of Tanks, Gears of War, SMITE, League of Legends, and more. Interestingly, they turned to India for a Valorant team, instead of doing what everyone else seemed to – take an NA or European CSGO team and shift them to Valorant. Or you know, pick up a PUBG squad as 100 Thieves did.

Noble Esports has signed some of the biggest names in India esports to their Valorant roster. These players individually are incredibly talented. In particular, Simar “psy” Sethi is one of the absolute top CSGO players in India. It shouldn’t be hard for him to translate those skills into a game similar to CSGO in a few ways.

He’s not the only CSGO star joining the team, either. Tejas “Rex” Kotian and Rahul “t1to” Sridhar were a part of Phoenix Esports CSGO squad, so they at least will likely bring excellent teamwork and synergy. Going from being some of the best in Indian CSGO to Indian Valorant won’t be too much of a shock, we’re willing to bet. Next up is Harsh “Harsh” Arora, and Shakir “hikkA” Razak. Shakir is the only non-native Indian player that we’re aware of, being from Sri Lanka. He was also a Valorant player for ZeGG Esports and not an all-star CSGO player.

All told, this looks to be a solid team out of India. They have strong potential synergy and experience in CSGO as well as Valorant. Perhaps this could lead to a trend of other major esports teams coming back to India. Noble Esports isn’t the first team to look to India, but many of those were for a game that’s no longer playable (for the time being) – PUBG Mobile. We have no idea what the future holds, but we’re excited to see this incredibly bold move on Noble’s part. Hopefully, Noble Esports’ Valorant Roster succeeds and shows how strong the Indian scene can be.


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