India seals 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships berth in DOTA 2 and Rocket League

The regional qualifiers for the 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships are over and the wait for the main event begins. India’s esports team has qualified for Rocket League and DOTA 2 and will compete with other qualified nations in the 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships which are set to take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on August 6-7, 2022. For the latest updates and guides on Esports and Gaming, follow InsideSport.IN.

India seals 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships berth in DOTA 2 and Rocket League

Rocket League team: Led by Hargun Singh (Hargun <2), other members include Nirjhar ‘josce.’ Mehta and Rushil ‘Rushil_Y’ Reddy Yarram. All the players hold Grand Champion Rank in the game. The team emerged victorious in all the qualifying matches to grab a seat in the finals in the 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships.

DOTA 2 team:  Moin Ejaz (Captain), Ketan Goyal, Abhishek Yadav, Shubham Goli, and Vishal Vernekar claimed four victories out of six matches in the regional qualifiers.

Captain of the Indian Rocket League team, Hargun Singh spoke about the growth of the esports scene in the Indian subcontinent and beyond.

My experience in the whole regional qualifiers so far has been an eye-opener with regards to how esports is expanding so quickly in regions like South Asia, especially in rocket league. Considering how much potential there is, this regional event will help motivate the rocket league community to participate in every competition and keep them motivated to improve in this game, seeking more opportunities to pursue esports events in general. We would like to thank the federation [ESFI], who has been very supportive & helped us to sail through the regional qualifiers smoothly. We will perform at our level best in the main championship and try to put a podium finish at the event.”

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Indians teams qualify for 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships for Rocket league and DOTA 2 (Image via CW Games)

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DOTA 2 team captain Moin Ejaz also provided his two cents on the preparation to take on the qualified nations in the 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships.

India seals 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships berth in DOTA 2 and Rocket League

“We are happy and a bit disappointed as well for our run in the regional qualifiers as we were expecting a clean sweep. We will continue our grind and have to study good teams in our Esports title and learn better strategies, skills, coordination, and teamwork. We are very excited to face good teams around the world at the main event”

The DOTA 2 is also set to represent the country in the Asian Games 2022. Esports is going to make its debut as a medal sport in this year’s edition of the Asian Games. Director ESFI & VP- Asian Esports Federation, Shri Lokesh Suji, also believes esports will soon become a medal sport in the CW Games.

“Just like Olympics, “esports” is one of the recommendations outlined in the new Commonwealth Sport 2026/30 Strategic Roadmap. Commonwealth Games is another big sporting event in line with Asian Games, it’s reassuring to see that Commonwealth has also openly decided to engage with esports (with this side event), and soon esports will be a medal sport in CW games too. I congratulate our Indian contingent as they displayed their top gameplay, skills, and strategy to secure their maiden Commonwealth Esports Championships berth.”

2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships will take place in Birmingham on August 6-7, 2022.

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