“While Global Esports has already secured a partnered seat at this prestigious International League, together, S8UL & GE aims to increase VALORANT’s footprint in India.”
INDIA – S8UL and Global Esports, two of India’s prominent gaming organizations, have announced a strategic partnership to promote the VALORANT ecosystem in the country. Lokesh “Goldy” Jain, Co-Founder of S8UL, stated in a press release that the partnership aims to enhance the presence and opportunities for VALORANT players in India and to consolidate teams and content under one roof.
The extent to which the partnership between S8UL and Global Esports will encompass joint ventures, cross-promotion, or resource sharing is yet to be made public.
S8UL’s re-entry into the VALORANT scene and the combined strengths of both organizations are expected to create opportunities for aspiring VALORANT players in India. “This is a reiteration of the commitment both organizations have towards the community and the collaboration which has been a part of the Indian gaming and esports industry from its very inception.” the announcement reads.
S8UL stands as one of India’s top esports and gaming content organizations, boasting a rich history in PUBG Mobile and BGMI Esports. At the Esports Awards 2022, S8UL was named “Content Group of the Year”, outpacing notable competitors such as 100 Thieves, FaZe Clan, OTK, G4TV, and Tribo Gaules.
Lokesh “Goldy” Jain, Co-Founder of S8UL, said, “With what GE has already achieved in PC gaming combined with what we have done in mobile gaming and gaming content between 8bit, Soul, and S8UL, this collaboration makes us quite a force in the industry. With this, our shared aim is to scale new heights, especially for VALORANT in India, which includes expanding possibilities for our players and bringing our teams and content under one umbrella. The S8UL family has the largest fan following in the entire region, [and] our goal is to put India on the world map and make it the hub for everything gaming and esports.”
This partnership represents a noteworthy moment for India’s gaming and esports industry, known for its history of collaboration and community backing. The outlook for the VALORANT ecosystem in India remains bright with the collaboration between S8UL and Global Esports.
Dr. Rushindra Sinha, CEO of Global Esports, said, “We are thrilled to be joining forces with S8UL to create even more unexpected connections and give our audiences authentic and memorable esports experiences like never before. This partnership will help us achieve our shared vision of creating a thriving and supportive gaming community in India.”
Global Esports are set to compete at the upcoming VCT LOCK//IN kickoff tournament on February 24, facing Team Vitality in the opening match at 1 AM SGT (UTC+8).
Cover photo courtesy of Global Esports