Intending to further and encourage women in esports, Global Esports, India’s leading and Asia’s fastest-growing premier esports organisation recently announced the launch of GE.Rayne, it’s all-female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) division. Helmed by the talented Saloni ‘Meow16k’ Pawar as the captain of the team, GE.Rayne participated in the recently concluded Lenovo Legion of Valkyrie 2019 held in Thailand. With a stupendous performance at play, the team secured the second position at the coveted competition and won prize money of USD 3000.
GE. Rayne is India’s best competitive women’s CS: GO team which was formed in November 2019, to participate in female CS: GO events all over the world. The idea was to dispel the stereotype that the Esports scene is a male-dominated niche industry.
GE. Rayne line-up for Lenovo Legion of Valkyrie was as under:
- Saloni ‘Meow16k’ Pawar – Mumbai
- Dilraj ‘COCO’ Kaur – Mumbai
- Neha ‘CaspeRR’ Sottany – Mumbai
- Mansi ‘Matka QueeN’ Sottany – Mumbai
- Pannakarn ‘Angelica’ Udomyart (Stand-in)
- Saharyar ‘Badman’ Shaikh (Coach)
- Vatsal Uniyal (Manager)
Expressing their achievement Saloni ‘Meow16k’ Pawar, Captain of GE. Rayne expressed, “It’s a very proud moment for team GE.Rayne as we are the 1st runner up of Lenovo Legion Valkyries 2019. It was a great experience and we performed beyond our expectations with a last moment changed line-up. My team and I take this opportunity to thank our parents who have let us pursue our passion and seize this opportunity to build a career in esports. We’re also extremely thankful to Global Esports who have constantly encouraged us and guided us throughout to achieve this high point as gamers.”
This is the best placement for an Indian CS: GO team (both male and female) in an international CS: GO tournament ever.
Dr Rushindra Sinha, CEO and co-founder and Mohit Israney, MD and co-founder of Global Esports said, “We are extremely elated with team GE.Rayne’s achievement, though they did not win the tournament, securing a second position at a large scale International platform is very commendable. This is just a beginning for the team and we are sure that with their hard work the team will go on to win different tournaments and make the country proud.”