Gamer in Focus - Ritesh "RiTz" Shah - U Mumba Esports

Gamer in Focus - Ritesh "RiTz" Shah - U Mumba Esports

Manish Rajesh | 09 Dec 2019

Gamer in Focus is a segment that is dedicated to esports players who are toughing it out in the Indian gaming scene right now. We reached out to professional esports players in the country across different games with a few questions.

Ritesh "RiTz" Shah

How did you get into gaming?

I started playing quake 2, Half-life around the age of 14. At 15, he was introduced to CS 1.5 by one of his friends while they were skipping school sessions.

The game you play and why you love it

CS:GO - I love the game because it has highly skill and strategy based game.

A little on the team you play for

I play for U Mumba eSports (CS:GO division), it’s a great organisation with some really good experienced players on the roster.

Any specific team/player you would like to play against?

I would like to play against Astralis.

Favorite gaming moment across gaming

Winning the WCG India in 2009.

Most unforgettable game/match you were part of

The WCG final against team brutality, we were trailing the game at half time and one of their teammate was trolling us since we were trailing the game 12-3, but in the end, we had the last laugh.

Favorite Esports personality

Gla1ve, because he is a great in-game leader and also because he has the calibre to turn a game around single-handedly.

Is Esports your primary profession?

No, I am also a stock market broker and investor.

Age - 31

Your thoughts (in brief) on the Esports scene in India right now

There are a lot of good gamers in India but there are a very few professional organisations and tournaments. Also, the tournament prize money is quite low making it unsustainable for us gamers.

Your current rig

Intel Core i7-8700 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 256GB SSD, Redgear MK881 Invador keyboard, Redgear Z1 mouse, Redgear Comet 7.1 headset, LG 27, 240 Hz monitor, 16GB DDR4 RAM.

Disclaimer: Team affiliation is accurate as per date of publishing.

Manish Rajesh

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