Exclusive: OpTic Gaming may shut down India operations after disqualification from eXTREMESLAND Asia
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Exclusive: OpTic Gaming may shut down India operations after disqualification from eXTREMESLAND Asia

Following their disqualification from the finals of eXTREMESLAND Asia due to a stunt pulled on by one of their players, Nikhil ‘forsaken’ Kumawat, OpTic Gaming might shut shop in India.

OpTic’s CS: GO team was chucked out of eXTREMESLAND 2018 Asia finals when one of their team members, Kumawat, was caught using an aimbot program.

According to our source who is in the know-how of these things, this event has spiraled down deep into the gaming community and OpTic Gaming. The company is now calculating its options and in a drastic development may move out of India altogether.

After disqualification, OpTic India also released the contract of the rest of the rosters allowing them “to pursue new opportunities with other competitive options.”

In an interview to HLTV.org, Jesal Parekh, International Development Director, OpTic Gaming revealed that the rest of the four players “had no knowledge of this [Kumawat’s cheating] and would never have agreed to even play if there was even the slightest hint of it."

Having said that, this wasn’t the first time Kumawat was caught using unfair means to have an edge over opposing players. Complaints have been lodged against him earlier when he was playing for SemperX.

To recap, during eXTREMESLAND 2018 Asia elimination round, Kumawat used an aimbot program which automates shooting an opponent player as they appear within his field-of-view. After a thorough investigation, he was found guilty which led to his disqualification and Vietnam’s Revolution won a free pass.

Also read: OpTic India’s Nikhil ‘forsaken’ Kumawat busted for cheating during CS: Go finals