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All eyes are on them as Indian Esports players qualify for the Asian Games 2022

Newsroom Apr 27, 2022
India has advanced to the Asian Games' Esports event
It will be held from the 10th of September to the 25th of Spetmeber
All the teams that have qualified!
The impact of being accepted in the Asian Games will have!

India has advanced to the Asian Games' Esports event, which will be held in Hangzhou, China, in September, igniting the country's fledgling gaming sector.

Esports, which debuted as a complete medal sport at the 2018 Asian Games, will make the same appearance at the 2022 Asian Games, which will be held from September 10 to 25.

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In each of the franchises: PUBG Mobile, Arena of Valor, FIFA, Dota 2, Dream Three Kingdoms 2, HearthStone, League of Legends, and Street Fighter V, eight gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded at the event.

Teams from India will compete in FIFA, Dota 2, League of Legends, HearthStone, and Street Fighter.

Because both PUBG Mobile and Arena of Valor are prohibited in India, it will be absent from both games.

The Esports Federation of India (ESFI) is holding a National Esports Championship to choose who will represent India at the Asian Games in Hangzhou. India has already qualified for FIFA and Street Fighter V, with Charanjot Singh and Mayank Prajapati securing spots in both Esports.

The top six players who will compete for a spot in the Hearthstone event are Tirth Mehta, Vinayak Subramanian, Karthik Varma, Vegesna, Shikhar, Adarsh Shivam, and Garv Arora. Mehta was a bronze medalist in the 2018 Asian Games' Esports demonstration event.

The finals of DOTA 2 feature Team Whoops, Serene Chaos, 1 Misal 3 Pav, Team Avengers, DMC, Digicont, Stylish Gamers, and New Gods. League of Legends will have four teams contending for a spot in the games.

The winners of the two national championships — HearthStone and League of Legends — will be announced on April 25. On April 26, the DOTA 2 qualifying team will be revealed.

Prajapati, a well-known personality in the online gaming community, said India's acceptance in this year's Asian Games would put the country's gaming culture on the world map.

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According to research by EY and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the number of Esports players in India rose from 300,000 in 2020 to 600,000 in 2021. (Ficci). From 60,000 in 2020 to 100,000 in 2021, the number of Esports teams has increased.

Multiple Esports tournaments have been held in India, notably the Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS) by Krafton, which has a total prize pool of Rs 1 crore, the most so far in the country. In 2021, the total prize pool surpassed Rs 20 crore.

The Esports industry's revenue increased by 29% from Rs 750 crore in 2020 to Rs 970 crore in 2021.

Esports is also attracting the attention of Indian enterprises, with Nazara Technologies predicting that it would become the largest segment in its portfolio this year. This year, INOX Leisure, a multiplex operator, established a partnership with ESFI to begin displaying Esports activities on the big screen during the Asian Games.

The addition of Esports as a medal sport at the Asian Games is expected to strengthen the gaming ecosystem, including education, training, and infrastructure, according to both players and Esports platforms. By the financial year 2025, esports is estimated to generate Rs 1,100 crore in income.

Well, that is all for this article, hope you learned about the Asian Games and the Esports section in it.

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