CWG 2022: ESFI gives grand send-off to Indian contingent of 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships
CWG 2022: Esports Federation of India (ESFI) hosted a grand send-off ceremony for the Indian contingent of the 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships.…
CWG 2022: Esports Federation of India (ESFI) hosted a grand send-off ceremony for the Indian contingent of the 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships. This summer’s 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will see esports feature as a pilot event, titled the Commonwealth Esports Chmpionships (CWEC). Commonwealth Games & Global Esports Federation will come together to host the CWEC 2022 from August 6-7. For the latest updates on CWG 2022 and CWEC 2022, follow InsideSport.IN.
CWG 2022: Indian teams in the Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022
The Indian team in the Rocket League will be led by Hargun Singh, with Sandeep Sahani and Rushil Reddy as the other two members. Team Dota 2, on the other hand, comprises captain Moin Ejaz, Ketan Goyal, Abhishek Yadav, Shubham Goli, and Vishal Vernekar. Members of both the teams were present at the occasion where ESFI unveiled the Indian team’s official kits for the Commonwealth Esports Championships during the event.
Speaking about esports and its prospects in India, Lokesh Suji, Director ESFI & VP – Asian Esports Federation, had the following to say:
“Esports is like every other sport and we wanted to make sure that we bid farewell to our Indian contingent in the best way possible ahead of the big event. We are grateful to INOX for helping us organize this wonderful send-off ceremony. The rise of Esports in India in the last few years has truly been remarkable and the participation of two teams on behalf of the nation on the global stage is a result of that. We, at ESFI, wish the best of luck to the Indian contingent and we are confident that they will make the nation proud. We are honored and super excited to be part of this inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championship and there is a high probability that esports will be a medal sport in the next Commonwealth Games scheduled in 2026.”
Both the teams have already proved their mettle by clinching impressive wins in the tournament’s South Asian Regional Qualifiers last month. Members from both teams shared their thoughts and feelings before setting off for the Commonwealth event, and it is safe to say that they are veyr hopeful about their performance.
Rocket League team’s Hargun Singh shared his thoughts about the inclusion of esports in CWG 2022, and said the following:
“I am really excited about esports being included in a Commonwealth event as this will really change how esports is perceived among people around the world. As a player, it’s a huge opportunity being given to us and we are really going to do our best to represent India as best as we can. All of us are putting in extra effort to maximize everyone’s potential and work together as a team.”
On the other hand, DOTA 2 skipper Moin Ejaz added the following:
“The entire team is looking forward to playing against the best teams in the world and proves our mettle. We have been paying a lot of attention to our strategies and practicing a lot in the hopes of a podium finish. Getting the chance to represent the nation in the very first Commonwealth Esports Championship is a very sweet reward to show for all of the efforts we have taken in playing this game at the highest level. A big thank you to ESFI for today’s send-off ceremony and especially for the sports psychology session that taught us a lot of valuable things.”
The 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships will be conducted at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham with the presence of the world’s top Esports teams. Preliminary rounds will take place from 3rd August to 5th August at Nottingham Trent University and Semi-Finals & Finals will take place from 6th to 7th Aug at ICC, Birmingham. Alongside DOTA2 and Rocket League, PES2022 will also be part of the tournament, although India will not be participating in the same.
For the latest updates on CWG 2022 and CWEC 2022, follow InsideSport.IN.
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