Carnival Gaming wins INR 100,000 Skyesports Showdown Counter-Strike 2 Esports Tournament

Carnival Gaming, a newcomer in the Counter-Strike 2 esports scene, won a major tournament, establishing themselves as one of the top teams in the country. Teams from across India competed, and after qualifiers and the live-broadcasted playoffs, Carnival Gaming emerged as champions, marking their first major victory in the new Counter-Strike 2 esports lineup.

Carnival Gaming wins Skyesports Showdown | © Skyesports

Carnival Gaming’s Roster

  • Jaspreet “SpawN” Singh
  • Vishwesh “CycloneF” Waradkar
  • Garvit “Ember” Nehra
  • Piyush “clouda” Kalwania
  • “Rider”

Carnival Gaming had a tough journey in the Skyesports Showdown Playoffs. After winning their first game 2-0 against Marcos Gaming, they faced True Rippers and initially won a game in the best-of-three series but ended up losing 2-1. They then dropped to the lower bracket and secured a comfortable 2-0 victory against Victores. In the Grand Finals, they faced True Rippers again and this time emerged victorious with a 2-0 win, becoming the Skyesports Showdown Champions.

Commenting on the team's journey from formation to this victory, Carnival Gaming's SpawN said, “Our start was rough because our roster was made up of players from different teams. So the mentality and synergy we had towards the game were different and it took us a while to adapt. A lot of people said that our roster wouldn’t work. But, within a month, we have been able to win this tournament.”

With the victory, Carnival Gaming will walk away with INR 70,000 of the INR 100,000 prize pool. Next up, the team will be preparing for the India Qualifier for the Skyesports Championship 2024. The main event of the Championship is set to take place as an on-ground event with teams from around the world competing for a share of the $200,000 prize pool.

Biswarup Sharma
Biswarup Sharma