National Esports Championships Underway

The much-awaited National Esports Championships 2022 (NESC ’22) began on April 18th with the Esports Federation of India (ESFI) set to select the Indian contingent for the upcoming 2022 Asian Games. Under the “AESF Road to Asian Games” program, the NESC ’22 will be conducted for five popular esports titles: Dota 2, Hearthstone, FIFA22, Street Fighter V, and League of Legends.

Esports have been added as a medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games for the first time. The best performers from the NESC ’22 will get the opportunity to represent India at the prestigious multi-nation event.

“The overwhelming response and the excitement we see among our esports players to be part of the Asian Games, gives us the confidence that they are aiming for something really big,” said Vinod Tiwari, President of Esports Federation of India, and Director of the Olympic Council of Asia – NOC and International Relations. “They want to take national pride, give a tough challenge to the world, and make the country proud. With their unmatched skills, Indian esports is expected to reach new heights. I wish the best for all the players for the upcoming tournament.”

The NESC ’22 will be conducted online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(All information was provided by The Times of India)

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