Yuvin Esports, an upcoming start up in Indian Esports Community

Yuvin Esports is an Indian esports organization focused on building and grooming South Asian and South-East Asian talent for competitive international arena founded by Sharang Naicker who retired from semi-pro gaming to concentrate on identifying talent, building and managing esports teams under the brand name of ‘Reckoning Esports’.

In 2016, Reckoning Esports’ first DOTA2 team started to compete at the highest level of DOTA India had to offer then. Next 1-1⁄2 – 2 years’ journey witnessed a lot of iterations in the team. This helped the team Reckoning Esports to progress from the rank below 150 in 2016 to 2nd best team in India in December 2018. 

Yuvin Esports is on the journey of building loyal, emotionally connected esports community by providing opportunities to talented players, influencers, sponsors and audiences. Yuvin Esports has plans to diversify across multiple esports titles under the brand ‘Reckoning Esports’ 

As of 2020, the roster under them was for 

• CS: GO

• DOTA2

• PUBG PC

• PUBG Mobile (onboarded in April’20)

• COD Mobile (onboarded in April’20)

• Rainbow 6 (onboarded in April’20)

Yuvin Esports has a 3-pronged strategy- having multiple teams for different esports titles, running and operating gaming lounges under the brand name Reckoning Ezone and organizing Yuvin Community Cup Tournaments for exchange of knowledge among teams from different nations 

The first series of Yuvin Community Cup Tournaments was held in 2019 and grossed over 6 lakh social engagements. Continuing under the series, the second edition is currently underway. It started from 24th June and will continue till 7th July 2020 with more titles, a greater number of teams and a much bigger prize pool and is sponsored by Cooler Master and powered by Creative Peripherals.

“After the grand success of Yuvin Community Cup Season 1 which attracted over 600k engagement across various social platforms, we are aiming higher now. We are extremely proud and looking forward to creating a festival of esports between multiple gaming communities. This is the first time but definitely not the last time that we’re organizing something of this scale and we are ready to give it our all. We thank Cooler Master and Creative Peripherals for trusting us with this opportunity and we look forward to many more such events in the future which will connect gaming communities from multiple regions and create a strong brand presence as well as revolutionize the esports market.” Sharang Naicker, Founder & MD of Yuvin Esports shared his thoughts on a quick chat. 

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Yuvin Community Cup Season 2. The gaming landscape has invariably been a dynamic one and it has garnered greater attention and enthusiasts more recently. Gaming is no more a hobby, but a passion and increasingly popular profession. This is our first time as a participant in Esports. We are certainly excited and view this as an excellent initiative to build our gaming vertical and serve our partners and gamers in a more robust manner” mentioned Ketan Patel, CMD, Creative Peripherals and Distribution Limited

“Gaming has always been the focus for us. Now the culture and approach of people towards esports has changed. People are more receptive, resourceful and the sport is now easily accessible to all. We are happy to be a part of this and help push esports to next level in India” shared by Shreyas Rege, Cooler Master 

The Dota 2 competition of YCC Season 2 has a mix of qualifying and invitational format.  29 teams from eight South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and India registered for the tournament. Considering the robust DOTA2 community, Myanmar based teams were special invitees in finals of YCC S2. The final was held on 29th June and the competition was won by Yangon Galacticos from Myanmar. DOTA2 has a prize pool of Rs.70,000/- Prize pool break up is winner Rs.45,000 and runners up Rs.25,000/- 

CSGO (12 teams) and PUBGM (24 teams) will see participation from only Indian teams. The tournament is going to be an amazing treat for the esports enthusiasts especially for DOTA2 lovers across South Asia and Southeast Asia regions.  

CSGO competition will be held between 30th June to 3rd July 2020 and has a prize pool of Rs.80,000/- Prize pool break-up is winner Rs.50,000 and runners up Rs.30,000/- 

PUBGM has largest prize pool of Rs.1.5 lakhs. Prize pool break-up is Winner Rs.80,000, 2nd Rs.40,000, 3rd Rs.25,000 and MVP Rs.5,000/- 

There are multiple engagement activities planned over the next few weeks. The matches will be streamed on Facebook The links are: https://www.facebook.com/reckoningesports/

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