National, July 31, 2023: The PNC 2023 Qualifiers, powered by Skyesports concluded with Enigma Gaming emerging as the champions and scripting history. With their resounding victory, the team is set to become the inaugural Indian outfit to take on that mantle and hone the national colours at the international tournament in Seoul, South Korea from September 15 to 17.
India was given a slot at the PNC 2023, which has a whopping $300,000 prize pool for the very first time this year. The five-man unit comprising Trnsluc3nt, Toretto, Salman, Unforgiven and Raxial will now compete as Team India against 16 countries from around the world at the prestigious PC gaming tournament in the South Korean capital.
Commenting on representing the country internationally for the first time, Enigma Gaming’s Team Captain Salman Patel said, “Really proud of our team and their stellar performance. It’s always an honour to represent our country, we’ll do our best to make India proud. Now It’s time for the rest of the world to #FearTheEnigma”
The PNC 2023 Qualifiers featured an open-for-all format offering all Indian PC gamers a chance at going pro. After an intense qualifier round and the semifinals, the top 16 teams from the country competed in the PNC 2023 Qualifier Finale from July 28 to 30.
Enigma Gaming was the dominant force in the PNC 2023 Qualifier Finale as they swept through the competition with an aggressive and dominant strategy. With a consistent performance, they accumulated 165 points in the Overall Standings, 21 ahead of the second-place 4guys.
Enigma Gaming will also walk away with Rs. 600,000 for their victory in the Indian qualifiers. The PNC 2023 India Qualifiers, with a Rs. 2,000,000 prize pool, was one of the biggest PC gaming tournaments to date.
Commenting on the exciting tournament, Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO, Skyesports, said, “We are proud to have executed the PNC 2023 Qualifiers providing a #RoadtoSeoul for an Indian team in the international tournament for the first time. It’s important for the esports industry of India to diversify across multiple PC and mobile games, and publisher-supported events like these help us in realizing that goal. We saw a great level of competition for the game with all teams playing fabulously. I wish Enigma Gaming the best of luck as they hone the Indian colours in Seoul, South Korea.”
The Enigma team members who will be holding the national flag at this international event are:
1. EG_Salman- Salman Patel
2. EG_Unforgiven- Tejasvi Vashist
3. EG_Toretto- Arjun Purohit
4. EG_Trnsluc3nt- Hemang Singh Chandel
5. Raxial-Balaji Suresh Rahul
(Inputs from Press Release)