Tanmay Singh to ScoutOP: An Untold Story | Biography 2024

Gaming has evolved from being just a hobby for many to a full-fledged career option. And one such individual who has brilliantly turned his love for gaming into a thriving profession is Tanmay Singh, better known by his gaming alias, ScoutOP. Born on July 30, 1996, in Valsad, Gujarat, Tanmay has become a prominent figure in the Indian gaming and Esports community. His journey is nothing short of inspiring and is a testament to the power of determination and hard work.

In this blog, we will take a deep dive into the life of ScoutOp, exploring his journey from being an ordinary gaming enthusiast to a renowned e-Sport athlete. We will see how he overcame his early struggles and became India's one of top gamer. So, let's get started!

Who is ScoutOP?

ScoutOp aka Tanmay Singh is the India's one of the most popular eSports athlete, gamer, streamer and a YouTuber.

Scout op
Scoutop Gamer

Early Life and Introduction to Gaming:

Tanmay Singh was born in Gujarat, but he spent most of his formative years in the city of dreams, Mumbai. He was born in lower middle class family. His father was a businessman and his mother was a housewife.

Scoutop childhood pic
Childhood pic of Scoutop

Tanmay was fascinated by video games and would often spend hours on end playing them. His parents were like any other typical Indian parents. Initially they didn't supported him in gaming.

His first foray into the world of gaming came when he was just six years old. His father brought home a gaming console, and it was love at first sight for young Tanmay. He spent countless hours playing games like Contra, Mario, and Mortal Kombat, among others.

Scout op old pic
Old Pics during school


Talking about his education, he was really good at study in school. But only till 7th standard until he went to the hostel. During 7th to 10th standard, his attention shifted from study to something else, something that he got so addicted to. And it was Football.

ScoutOP's Passion for Football:

Tanmay had one more hobby. He loved playing football and he always wanted to be a professional football player. Gaming was just a hobby for him but his real passion was football. If you wanna know how much he loved playing football, then let me told you this story.

One day Tanmay wanted to go for football practice with friends. But his mother didn't allowed him and locked in a room. So he escaped from his room and went to the terrace. And then jumped from the terrace and ran away. His parents were also shocked to see such craze for Football.

Scout op playing Football
Tanmay Singh playing Football

Scout's father always supported him in dreams. Initially his father wanted Tanmay to join him in his business. But Tanmay didn't liked anything spoon fed to him. He always wanted to do something on his own.

Tanmay started playing football professionally. He went to national level. He was in Kolkata for professional division one team tryouts. It was one time chance and he had to prove himself there. But something unfortunate happened there.

During the tryouts, he tore his hamstrings. The moment he lost his hamstring, the first thought in his mind was “When is the next time I'm gonna be able to playing?“. And doctors told him that he needed to rest for at least 6 months. And this moment he felt like – His dream his dead here.

Young Scout Op
Young ScoutOp

The Birth of ScoutOP:

Tanmay was completely broke at this point. He didn't knew what he would do without football. But then he starting thinking about possible things he can do from home without going out. And there was only one thing – Gaming, his early hobby.

Even during his college time in 11th & 12th standard, he used to go to the gaming cafe for playing games after his tuition. There he got to know little bit about eSports & gaming competitions.

There he began exploring the world of online gaming. It was then that he came across the game that would change his life forever – PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). The battle royale game, which was gaining immense popularity worldwide, soon captivated his attention.

But he couldn't play that game as he didn't had pc & at those cafe, only CS GO 1.6 was available to play.

Tanmay Singh
Tanmay Singh with his dog

So scout started traveling from Daman to Mumbai via train just play PUBG pc. It had became his routine every weekend on Saturday & Sunday. It was around 2-3 hrs journey from Daman to those gaming cafe's at Mumbai.

There he made a good bonding with the cafe owner. So Scout asked him if he could stay at cafe at night during weekend. And he got the permission. So at evening they used to close the cafe shutter & play games whole night (Mainly CS GO & PUBG PC).

ScoutOP hairstyle
ScoutOP Hairstyle

So after his hamstring injury, he used those 6-8 months of bed rest period for gaming and learning eSports. And once he get good at it, he decided to turn that hobby into profession. When initially he told parents about his new dream of becoming eSport athlete, they didn't supported him. Scout had already left his school for becoming a football professional. And how he had left football career and wanted to peruse his new career into gaming.

His parents were not aware of eSports and world of online gaming. So scout had to explain them everything.

Launch of PUBG Mobile:

Scout didn't had pc so he started looking for ways to play PUBG Pc on mobile. He was randomly searching online and he came across other games like Rules of Survival, etc. While playing those games one day he randomly saw one post – “PUBG PC launching on mobile”.

Scout PUBG Mobile

Once PUBG mobile was launched, he started playing that game during those bed rest period. And one day suddenly he goes onto the leaderboard in the rankings. And that's where he first got knows as “First Indian to goes into Top 100“.

During that time there were very few people's in PUBG mobile community. He got known among them. He got some international friends. They told him that there are also PUBG mobile tournaments.

And fortunately at end of that year there was one PUBG mobile tournament in India where scout participated. He got 16th rank in that PUBG MOBILE Star Challenge 2018, Asia.

Scout Team Ind Gameplay

On March 5th 2019, Scout joined Team Ind. There he played “PUBG MOBILE Club Open Spring Split India” and got 2nd rank. Also it was during this event he met Goldy Bhai. Scout was little upset for getting 2nd rank and was sited at one corner. Then Goldy Bhai came to him & took him to dinner.

Scout with Goldy Bhai
Scout with Goldy Bhai

It is one of the main reason scout have a very strong bond with Goldy Bhai. He always say – “Goldy Bhai came to me when I was no one and when I needed him the most”. Then on August 5th – Sc0utOP left Team Ind and joined Team SouL. On October 17th 202, he left Team SouL.

Here is the full list of all the teams Scout played for:

  • January 2019 — 04 March 2019: GodLike Esports
  • 04 March 2019 — 05 August 2019: TeamIND
  • 05 August 2019 — 10 September 2019: Team SouL
  • 10 September 2019 — 18 October 2019: Xspark
  • 18 October 2019 — 02 July 2020: Fnatic
  • 02 July 2020 — 10 August 2020: Fnatic (Inactive)
  • 02 July 2020 — 10 August 2020: Orange Rock (Loan)
  • 10 August 2020 — 04 December 2020: Fnatic
  • 07 July 2021 — 17 October 2021: Team SouL
  • 17 October 2021 — Present: TeamXSpark
Scout Esports Journey – From Team Ind to Team OR

In 2017, Tanmay decided to create a YouTube channel to share his gameplay and tips with other gaming enthusiasts. Thus, the gamer known as Scout Op was born. The name ‘Scout‘ was derived from his love for sniping in games, while ‘Op‘ is a gaming term that stands for ‘Overpowered.'

Initially, s YouTube channel didn't gain much traction. However, he wasn't disheartened and continued to create content and improve his skills. His persistence paid off when one of his videos went viral, and his subscriber count began to skyrocket.

ScoutOP YouTube stats
Completed 1 Million Subscribers on YouTube

On 6 April 2020, ScoutOP completed 1 Million subscribers on YouTube. Same year on August 22, he completed 2 Million followers on Instagram. His growth continue to skyrocket after that. Today his YouTube channel has over 4.7 Million subscribers and has over 3.7 Million followers on Instagram.

Success & Fame:

With each passing day, his YouTube channel grew in popularity. He gained thousands of subscribers and became a well-known figure among Indian PUBG players. His exceptional gaming skills and entertaining commentary made his videos a hit among viewers.

Scout and Mortal
Scout and Mortal

ScoutOp's success was further propelled when he joined Team SOUL, one of India's most popular PUBG Mobile teams. The team, led by Naman “Mortal” Mathur, consisted of some of the country's best PUBG players. Under the guidance of Mortal, he honed his skills further and became an even more formidable player.

Team SOUL's performance in various tournaments, both domestic and international, was impressive. They consistently ranked among the top teams and gained a massive following among Indian esports enthusiasts. It wasn't long before ScoutOp became a household name in the gaming world.

The Ban on PUBG Mobile in India

In September 2020, the Indian government imposed a ban on PUBG Mobile, citing security concerns. This decision came as a massive blow to the entire gaming community, including ScoutOp. With the game that had catapulted him to fame now banned, Tanmay found himself at a crossroads.

pubg banned in india
PUBG Banned In India

However, rather than wallowing in despair, he decided to adapt and continue pursuing his passion for gaming. He started playing other games like Call of Duty: Mobile, Garena Free Fire, and Valorant, among others. His dedicated fanbase continued to support him, and his YouTube channel kept thriving.

The Launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI)

In June 2021, PUBG Mobile's Indian version, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), was launched. The gaming community, including ScoutOp, rejoiced as their beloved game was now back in action. Tanmay wasted no time in getting back into the groove and started streaming BGMI on his YouTube channel.

World Record BGMI Gameplay

The Formation of Team XSpark:

In 2021, Tanmay decided to form his esports team called Team XSpark. The team consisted of talented players like Vishal “ViS” Sharma, Arsh “MoNsT”deep Singh, and Suraj “Paradox” Singh, among others. Team XSpark aimed to dominate the Indian esports scene by participating in various tournaments and showcasing their skillsin games like BGMI, Valorant, and other popular titles.

Team xspark
Team XSpark

Under Tanmay's leadership, Team XSpark quickly gained recognition in the Indian esports community. The team's performances in tournaments were impressive, and they consistently ranked among the top contenders. With each victory, Team XSpark solidified their position as a force to be reckoned with in the gaming world.

ScoutOp's Impact on the Indian Gaming Community

Tanmay Singh, through his journey as ScoutOp, has left an indelible mark on the Indian gaming community. He has inspired countless young gamers to pursue their passion for gaming and consider it as a viable career option. His success story serves as a reminder that with hard work, dedication, and a never-give-up attitude, dreams can become a reality.

ScoutOP wins
ScoutOP Wins

He has also played a pivotal role in popularizing the esports scene in India. His involvement in various tournaments and his association with renowned teams like Team SOUL and Team XSpark has helped bring esports into the mainstream. As a result, the Indian esports community has witnessed tremendous growth, with more and more youngsters taking an interest in competitive gaming.

The Future of ScoutOP:

As for the future, the possibilities are endless. Tanmay Singh, at the age of 26, has already achieved more than most people could dream of in their lifetime. However, knowing his passion for gaming and his relentless drive to succeed, it's safe to say that he's just getting started.

Team Fnatic
Scout Team Fnatic

One of the biggest dream of Scout is to win the tournament at the international level while representing India. All of his aggression and grinding that you see is to get better at gaming and ultimately achieve this goal.

Tanmay has expressed his desire to take Team XSpark to greater heights and make a name for himself on the international esports stage. With his exceptional gaming skills, charismatic personality, and unwavering determination, there's no doubt that he ill continue to scale new heights and break new ground in the world of gaming.

Team Fnatic vs cloud9 cs go
Team Fnatic vs Cloud9

Hobbies and Interests:

Scout loves travel & adventure since the beginning. He always wanted to have an adventures life. He have been to many foreign countries in the past including Singapore, Bangkok. He loves playing sports, especially football. And his most favorite hobby is playing games.

scout at Singapore
Scout in Singapore

Daily Routine of Tanmay Singh:

Tanmay spends most of his day playing games only. As soon as he wakes up, he takes his gaming controller and starts playing FIFA. He plays that game for around 2 hours. After that he get fresh, do brushing and bathing and then starts playing his main game – PUBG Mobile/BGMI. He gives around 6-7 hours for that game. It includes gameplay, practice, team discussion, etc.

He spends 1-2 hrs in gym. And again at night he go back to gaming after the dinner.

ScoutOP's Tatto & It's Meaning:

Scout has a beautiful tattoo on in left hand. That tattoo represents his entire journey in gaming. On top side of the tattoo you can see an iPhone with which he began his journey. Connecting to it there's PS4 controller which he bought after making money with his iPhone.

Scout Tattoo

On bottom side there's mouse design dedicated to CS go. At middle there's one joystick with an eye. And on very top of his hand there's Mario design – A game that he loved since childhood. On inner side, Thor's Hammer is present which electrifies entire tattoo.

Scout explaining meaning of his tattoo

Family and Friends:

Friends and family members are the real backbone of scout. He have got constant support from all of his friends.


In his family he have his mother and father. His father is a business man. His father always wanted Tanmay to help him in his business. But Tanmay always wanted to craft his own path.

On the other hand his mother is a housewife.

Scout Father
ScoutOP's Father
Scout Mother
ScoutOP's Mother


Scout has many friends both in personal life and his online gaming community. He have collaborated with many popular youtubers like Mortal, Triggered Insaan, CarryMinati, Payal Gaming, Kaash Plays, Ashish Chanchlani, Harsh Beniwal, Techno Gamerz, etc.

ScoutOP Girlfriend:

In the past, Tanmay was in open relationship with another gamer and streamer named Zara. She was from Bali – a city in Indonesia. Zara was a member of EVOS Esports. They both had been together for a while but their long distance relationship didn't last for long and they had a breakup.

ScoutOP girlfriend
ScoutOP Girlfriend Zara

Currently in 2023, Scout is not in any kind of relationship and his is single. There hand been some rumor's of him being in relationship with Indian gamer Kaashvi Hiranandani aka Kaash Plays. But we are not certain. They haven't publicly revealed anything yet and they have been just friends.

Scout with Kaash Plays
Scout with Kaash Plays

Net Worth and Income:

Scout has estimated net worth of around $1.5 million. He has multiple sources of income. He get fixed salary, some of his earning comes from brand deals and sponsorships. But most of his earning comes from AdSense and gaming tournaments.

Tanmay showcasing his new house

Car Collection:

Scout has very expensive luxurious cars. His cars include Mustang & his new Audi.

Scoutop car collection
ScoutOP car
ScoutOP Car Collection

Final Thouts:

The life of Tanmay Singh, AKA ScoutOp, is a testament to the power of dreams and determination. From being a young gaming enthusiast to becoming a renowned eSports professional, his journey is nothing short of inspiring. His impact on the Indian gaming community is undeniable, as he has played a pivotal role in popularizing eSports and inspiring countless young gamers to follow in his footsteps.

As we follow his journey, we're reminded that with hard work, perseverance, and a true love for what we do, we can overcome obstacles and achieve greatness. Here's to ScoutOp and his continued success in the captivating world of gaming and eSports!

Biography 2023:

Real name:Tanmay Singh
Father Name:Mr Singh
Mother's name:Sasmita Singh
Nick name:Scout
Ex Girlfriend name:Zara
Dog Name:Luffy 
Email id:businessforscout@gmail.com
Phone No:Not Available
Address:Mithun Park, B_wing, 301, Vapi 396191, Gujrat.
Birthplace:Valsad, Gujrat, India
Residence:Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Date of Birth:30 July 1996
Age:26 years (As of 2023)
Monthly Income:2 Lakh+
Net Worth:$1.5 million
Languages Known:Hindi, English
Height:5 Feet 7 Inch
Weight:62 Kg approx
Profession:eSports Player, YouTuber, Gamer
Favorite Actress:Disha Patani
Main YouTube Channels:@sc0utOP

ScoutOP Biography

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