Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022: ESFI provides a grand send off to the Indian contingent
ESFI hosts farewell ceremony for Indian contingent at Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022
Esports Federation of India (ESFI) hosted a grand send-off ceremony for the Indian contingent participating at the first-ever Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 on Sunday. The inaugural multi-nation esports tournament is organized by
Commonwealth Games & Global Esports Federation; scheduled in Birmingham from August 6-7.
Esports got its recognition at the Commonwealth Games 2022 for being a pilot event this year. The matches for different sports have commenced with India grabbing 3 gold medals already, it is now time for the Indian contingent of eSports to shine at the tournament.
Indian contingent sent for Commonwealth Esports Championship 2022
The members of the DOTA 2 and Rocket League, who will be representing the country at the prestigious event, were present on the occasion alongside Lokesh Suji, Director ESFI & VP- Asian Esports Federation, Satinder Sikri (VP-Haryana Esports Association) and Yash Bhalawala (Gen Sec-Esports Association of Gujrat) at INOX Insignia in Ardee Mall,
ESFI also unveiled the Indian team’s official kits for the Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 during the event. Emphasizing the atmosphere of the ceremony with his presence, Mr. Lokesh Suji, Director of ESFI commented-
“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."
The Indian team in the Rocket League will be led by Hargun Singh (Hargun <2) with Sandeep Sahani and Rushil Reddy being the other two members. Team Dota 2, on the other hand, comprises captain Moin Ejaz, Ketan Goyal, Abhishek Yadav, Shubham Goli and Vishal Vernekar.
Both the teams have already proved their mettle by clinching impressive wins in the tournament’s South Asian Regional Qualifiers last month. The leader Hargun Singh was quoted saying-
"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."
DOTA 2 skipper Moin Ejaz added, “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 Championships 2022 is a very sweet reward to show for all of the efforts we have taken in playing this game at the highest level.”
The players also took part in an enlightening sports psychology session “Building High- Performance Mindset” by Mitesh Jain (Founder & Chief Sports Psychologist – Mandeha). It included mental exercises and activities to improve focus, mental skills, self-confidence, motivation and communication skills for the players.
The Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 will be conducted at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham with the presence of the world’s top Esports teams on August 6-7, 2022. Alongside DOTA2 and Rocket League, PES2022 will also be part of the tournament.