GodLike Esports has plans to sign rosters for esports titles that have the potential to grow in India, according to Abhijeet Harishchandra “GHATAK” Andhare. He noted that signing a roster is a time-consuming process since the organization needs it to build a winning lineup. This is because the organization needs time to ensure that the lineup performs well and contributes to the success of the team.
GodLike Esports to sign roster in titles that have the potential to grow in India
GodLike Esports boasts a roster of multiple esports titles, including BGMI, New State Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, and FIFA. However, it does not field a roster in a few popular esports titles, like Valorant and Pokemon Unite. Although it signed a Valorant roster in December 2020, it was disbanded soon later.
In a recent livestream, a viewer asked GHATAK if GodLike Esports has planned to sign rosters in Valorant and Pokemon Unite. Responding to this, GHATAK stated that the organization has planned to field rosters in all esports titles that have the potential to grow in India. “I am telling you one thing, out of all the esports titles we have, we will sign teams for all those titles which have potential to grow in India, are already growing, and have chances of growth in the future. So, there will be a few announcements in the future,” GHATAK said.
GHATAK explained that the organizations could not randomly sign players and needed to build a winning lineup. He added that signing a roster is a time-consuming process. “The important thing is we cannot just sign anyone randomly just for the sake of it, we have to make a good lineup. We also need to have a winning lineup that has the potential. So, it takes a lot of time to find and scout players,” he said.
In June 2022, GodLike Esports signed TSM India’s former player Arjun “SHADOW” Mandhalkar, which turned out as a controversial transfer. TSM India alleged GodLike Esports of poaching SHADOW. Thus, it created a negative image of GodLike Esports, in terms of poaching. GHATAK noted this and stated that the organization adheres to all contracts and formalities while signing players. “Many have created a negative image of the members of our organization, that we poach players and all. Such things don’t happen in the industry, it’s common sense. Players go where they want to. There are contracts and formalities that we need to adhere to. We follow those things, it’s a simple thing,” he said.
Being one of the most prominent esports organizations in India, signing a roster in an esports title will be beneficial not only for the organization but also for the esports scene of that title. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for GodLike Esports.