The 91th Asian Games 2022 was originally scheduled to take place from 10th to 25th September 2022 but was later postponed an entire year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Happening in Hangzhou, China, the 19th Asian Games Feathers, for the first time, eSports as an official medal event. The games Kicked off on 23rd September and will conclude on 8th October. Introduced India’s 15 Member ESports Squad participating In Asian games 2022
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T ESports program at the Asian Games 2022 includes seven medal events, and two demonstration events in robotics and virtual reality. Tournaments have been scheduled for Arena of Valor, Dota 2 Dream of the Three Kingdom’s 2, EA Sports FC, League of Legend’s, PUBG Mobile, and Street Fighter V. While Hearthstone was Originally Intended, it was later Dropped after NetEase Ended it’s licensing Agreement In China With Blizzard Entertainment at the start of 2023.
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As a member of the South Asian zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), India has Participated in the Asian Games since it’s inception in 1951. This year, apart from Sending top athletes and teams to participate in the traditional sports, India is also fielding teams to fight for the wins in various eSports titles at the Asian Games 2022.
Asian Games 2022 India Looks to Shine in the ESports Program
India named a 15-member ESports team to Compete at the Asian games 2022 at the start of the year. Firstly, India is fielding eSports teams as the asian games 2022 for following eSports titles
• Street Fighter 5
• EA Sports FC Online (Formerly Known as FIFA Online 4)
• League of Legends
• Dota 2
India was originally scheduled to Compete in Hearthstone also but the event was removed from the eSports program In march this year due to licensing issues. Notably, Arena of Valor and PUBG Mobile Asian Games Version Remain banned in India While Dream Three Kingdom’s 2 is not available in the Country. This Players Could not Compete in the three other medal events.
Asian Games 2022. India’s Squad Participating in Street fighter 5
There will be a total of 15 nations competing in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition at the Asian Games 2022 ESports event.
Representing India in the Street fighter 5 event in the 19th Asian Games are ESports athletes mayank ” MikeYROG ” Prajapati and Ayan “Ayano1 Biswas. The duo made it to Hangzhou by winning the national eSports Championship (NESC) organised by the ESports Federation of India (ESFI).
Prajapati early achievement include winning the best of thr best Tournament for Nodwin in 2015 and Finishing in the Top 16 in intel Qualifiers for Southwest Asian Countries. Apart From this, Prajapati has picked up several achievement through the years.
Biswas, meanwhile, has also numerous achievement in this title. He won the Dew Arena and Dreamhack Mumbai in 2018 Followed by sweet victory in the India ESports Tournament in 2020.
The Group stage of the event is scheduled to begin on 26th September and will conclude on 28th September with the grand finals.
India’s ESports Team For Asian Games EA sports FC Online
A total of 21 top EA ESports FC Online Teams From the Continent Will play at the Asian Games 2022. Charanjot Singh abd Karman Singh Tikka will be representing India at the Games for the EA Sports FC online Event.
Charanjot Singh was undefeated at the Asian games 2023 FIFA Online 4 Seeding Events for the South Aisan Countries where he beat players from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka in a best of three format. Likewise, Karman Singh Tikka aka tikkatown Secured fifth Position at the seeding Event.
Both players qualified for the Asian Games by Reaching the finals of the NESC by ESFI.
Notably, the EA Sports FC Online qualification is scheduled to kick off on 24th September with the Grand Final on 27th September.
League of Legends Indian squad for 19th Asian Games
League of Legends, one of the most popular 5vs5 MOBA Games in the world, is one of the Star attractions at Hangzhou. Representing India is a six member League of Legends team
• Akshay “Kai Shenoy (Captain)
• Samarth Arvind Cranko Trivedi
• Mihir Lotus Ranjan
• Sannidhya Deadcorp Malik
• Aakash Infi Shandilya
• Aditiya Krow Selvarai
Notably, the six Events athletes qualified for the Asian Games 2022 by Winning the NESC organized by the ESFI. Following this, the team had an unbeaten run at the league of Legends seeding for team India at the main events in Hangzhou.
As a result, team India will be playing directly in the Quarterfinals in the Knockout stage jn the League of Legends Asian Games 2022 event