Amidst the growing craze of gaming in the entire world and especially in India, Zaid Afsar, an esports athlete is all set to take potshots against the players of Pakistan and Nepal at the World Esports Cup 2021.
Hailing from Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Zaid’s first brush with video games happened in 2018 playing games casually for fun with friends and classmates on mobiles. It was around this time only that he came across the Free Fire tournament one day on YouTube.
The starting thought was difficult but Zaid’s resilience ensured he could not only play tournaments with his slow and low-end mobile but win them too.
In a span of six months, he managed to win 35 thousand as prize money from various online tournaments and was finally able to buy a high-end smartphone for his matches.
Ahead of the pandemic, Zaid had shifted to emulator but things changed drastically when the emulator got banned in February 2020. There were no matches and his teams had disbanded and everything came to a standstill and so did Zaid’s earnings.
However, he came across some quality gamers online and restarted his Esports career with a brand new team-Black Flag Army. As a team, their first official tournament was the Free Fire City Open where they finished second in state qualifiers and third in the Finals, just one point short of second place.
The team name is dedicated to his online mentor who he is yet to meet physically but he is confident of a great show at the World Esports Cup 2021 and is surely aiming for a top-class show.