With World Esports Championships scheduled to be held later this year, Esports Federation of India (ESFI) has announced the registration for the national qualification tournament – National Esports Championships (NESC 2022) – to select the Indian esports contingent for the 14th edition of the mega event, which well be organized at Bali in Indonesia. The registrations for the NESC 2022 have started today (June 1) with the last date being June 15.
The National Championships will be held virtually with top athletes from across the country engaging in a high-voltage competition in the popular games: eFootball 2022, CS:GO and Tekken7.
The DOTA team, comprising veteran athletes like Moin Ejaz (captain), Krish, Abhishek, Ketan & Darshan, which qualified for the 2022 Asian Games, will be part of Team India for the 14th World Esports Championships.
Lokesh Suji, Director – Esports Federation of India, and Vice President – Asian Esports Federation, said, “We urge all esports athletes to participate in large numbers and become a part of the Indian esports contingent for the 14th edition of the World Esports Championships. The increasing interest for esports in our country currently is encouraging us to push the envelope and give the athletes and the audience something new and exciting each time.”
“This year’s World Championships will be the biggest in history with around 1,000 pro teams/athletes expected to participate. We also have multiple prestigious tournaments coming up like Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, etc. This truly is the esports fraternity’s time as the ‘rising-sun’ and ESFI is all geared up to make India an esports powerhouse globally. I am certain that our esports contingent will not only put up a strong fight but also strive for a podium finish,” Suji added.
The Indian contingent, selected based on their performances in the NESC 2022, will take part in the World Esports Championships Regional Qualifiers, for which dates will be announced soon by the IESF. The Regional Qualifiers will be organised along with the other continental federations.
The Global Finals of the World Esports Championships will take place in Bali, Indonesia from November 27 to December 9. The country’s one of the top sports and esports communication agencies, Artsmith-Concepts & Visions, will continue its support to the Esports Federation of India as their official communication partner.
Over 120 countries from all over the globe are expected to participate in the IESF’s flagship event where the prize pool has been increased from $55,000 in 2021 to $500,000 this year.
The link and other details for registration are available on the ESFI Discord server: https://discord.gg/esfi. The NESC 22 will be played in a double-elimination format. The exciting action from the Championships will be streamed live on ESFI’s official YouTube and Facebook page.