The action-packed inaugural edition of the World Esports Cup 2021 (WEC ’21) concluded with a bang, with India’s Total Gaming demonstrating top talents and outclassing opponents from Pakistan and Nepal in the Global Finals.
World Esports Cup 2021, South Asia’s largest tri-nation esports competition, which was sponsored by smartphone maker Infinix Smartphones, attracted 1.2 million registrations from India, Pakistan, and Nepal, as well as a massive audience through India Today Gaming’s social networks (ITG).
The Global Finals featured a gripping showdown between twelve of India’s, Pakistan’s, and Nepal’s most stunning and competent teams. From the first day of the five-day final stage, India’s Total Gaming, Chemin Esports, Orangutan Elite, and Arrow Esports put on a strong performance. They trounced the teams from Pakistan and Nepal, finishing in the top four, thanks to superb offensive and defensive strategy, tactics, and teamwork.
Total Gaming, comprised of skillful and known players such as skipper Ajay Sharma, Hora Vetkumar, Narai Yadav, Daksh Garg, and Rohit Sarraf (sub), defeated other teams from three countries to win the coveted title with 342 total points (RP 198, KP 144) and INR 35 lakh. Chemin Esports and Orangutan Elite finished second and third, earning prize money of INR 15 lakh and INR 8 lakh, respectively.
For his impressive show throughout the tournament, Total Gaming’s Daksh aka Mafia, with 53 kills, was adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament and also received INR 50,000.
Mr. Vishwalok Nath, Director, WEC ’21, remarked of the World Esports Cup 2021’s successful conclusion, “The esports athletes from three countries exhibited their A-game in the global finals, and the competition was nothing short of top-class.” We are motivated by our collaboration with a group of brilliant players from India, Pakistan, and Nepal, which provides the ideal setting for us to push our branded property to new heights. The competing teams and individuals put up outstanding performances during the course of the five-day global finals. I applaud all of the teams because there is no such thing as losing when it comes to learning, which is what everyone gained from this event of the World Esports Cup. I hope that these athletes will take advantage of this opportunity and earn medals for their country in the future,”
The following is the final scoreboard, in order of their ranks, with total points and prize money awarded to each team:
WORLD ESPORTS CUP 2021 | FINAL LEADERBOARD
Country Teams Total Points Rank Points Kill Points Prize Money
India Total Gaming 342 198 144 35,00,000
India Chemin Esports 314 176 138 15,00,000
India Orangutan Elite 304 176 128 8,00,000
India Arrow Esports 299 159 140 6,00,000
Nepal 2B Gamers 273 149 124 4,00,000
Pakistan Legend Style ES 258 162 96 2,00,000
Nepal DADA Gang 220 129 91 1,50,000
Nepal KM Brotherhood 219 124 95 1,00,000
“In every sense, this debut edition has been a tremendous success. As competitions like these grow in size and prestige. We continue to witness a rise in the number of young people who want to pursue esports professionally. We also want to express our gratitude to all of our sponsors and stakeholders for their unwavering support and belief in us. “We’re already looking forward to the second season of our wildly popular IP Esports Premier League,” Nath said.
The World Esports Cup 2021, which was presented by Infinix, was held under the banner of the gamer-centric campaign #GameHaiToFameHai, which featured Tiger Shroff as the inimitable brand ambassador and urged players to exhibit their best game and gain recognition in the industry.