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Revenant Esports’ standout player, Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar, one of India’s most popular esports players who has represented the country in various occasions in VALORANT, has been enlisted by KREO, a pioneering consumer electronics brand catering to gamers and creators, as their first “KREO Athlete.”

Ishan Sukul, the CEO of KREO, expressed his enthusiasm for signing SkRossi as the inaugural KREO Athlete, stating, “We recognized Rossi’s talent even before we started Kreo. India needs more trailblazers in the gaming, esports sectors, individuals who become larger than life and inspire the next 10 million pros. After just one chat with him, we could see he’s destined to do larger things, not just for VALORANT, but for the entire esports sector in India. Our partnership with him is not quite simple, it’s a symbiotic relationship which we’ll both nurture to launch quality gear that brings in the next pros to the arena.”

SkRossi boasts a decorated gaming career encompassing more than 5 years, initially competing in Counter-Strike before transitioning to VALORANT. As a VALORANT competitor, he has earned accolades as one of India’s most distinguished athletes, securing numerous first-place finishes. Notably, he represented Global Esports in Riot Games’ VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Pacific last year, competing in South Korea.

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KREO, founded in 2022, has been pioneering the gaming consumer electronics space with an impressive lineup of products catering PC gamers, mobile gamers, and creators. Backed by prominent investors like Sauce. VC, Chona Family Office, Revant Bhate (Co-founder at Mosaic Wellness), and Bala Sarda (Founder at Vahdam Teas), the brand caters to all the hardware needs of a gamer ranging from audio and video to tripods and mousepads.

Expressing his excitement on being selected as the inaugural KREO Athlete, SkRossi said, “It’s an exhilarating feeling to be chosen as the first KREO Athlete. My objective has always been to continually enhance my skills while also serving as a source of inspiration for budding gamers across the nation. This vision resonates with KREO, and I am eager to collaborate with a brand that recognizes the needs of an average Indian gamer with budget-friendly and trustworthy products.”

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In the Indian esports landscape, which has predominantly revolved around mobile gaming, PC esports players like SkRossi have been forging a name for themselves with their impressive dedication and skills in PC gaming. SkRossi’s designation as a KREO Athlete marks a significant milestone in the Indian esports industry, positioning him as one of the few PC esports players to secure an exclusive brand partnership, a testament to 26-year-old player’s stardom.

Rohit Jagasia, the Founder and CEO of Revenant Esports, added, “We are immensely proud to have facilitated this collaboration between our peripherals partner, KREO, and our star athlete, SkRossi. I have had the privilege of knowing SkRossi for years, and his relentless commitment to his craft is truly commendable. Therefore, he is the perfect choice for a KREO Athlete, empowering him to further elevate his status by aligning with a pioneering peripheral brand for gaming. This alliance also underscores Revenant’s commitment to not only signing star athletes but also leveraging all available resources to ensure their optimal growth, both within and outside the gaming realm.”

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As a KREO Athlete, SkRossi will have access to official KREO products, and he will play a pivotal role in various KREO activations while contributing to the development of new products tailored to the needs of professional PC gamers.

 

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