ESFI’s National qualifiers to select Indian contingent for 14th World Esports Championships

Industry Watch | June 20, 2022 | News


The national qualification tournament, National Esports Championships (NESC 2022), to select the Indian esports contingent for the 14th edition of the International Esports Federation’s (IESF) World Esports Championship to be held in Bali, Indonesia from November 27 to Dec 7. 

The NESC’22 will be conducted virtually with athletes from across the country competing in the popular games like eFootball 2022, CS:GO, and Tekken7. The qualification tournament will be executed under the aegis of the Esports Federation of India (ESFI). 

The DOTA team, comprising of veteran athletes like Moin Ejaz (captain), Krish, Abhishek, Ketan, and Darshan, which qualified for the 2022 Asian Games, will be part of Team India for the 14th World Esports Championships.

Lokesh Suji, Director of Esports Federation of India and Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation, said, “We will now proceed with the tournaments witnessing top esports athletes giving cut throat challenges in different categories to make it successfully to the WEC. It will be a gruelling event as the players will have to showcase their best strategy, skills and presence of mind, upon with the pressure to make the cut to be part of the Indian contingent for WEC’22. It will be an action-packed and edge-of-the-seat thrilling tournament for sure.”

This year’s World Esports Championship will boast a massive prize pool of USD 500,000 (~Rs 4 crore).

The Indian contingent, selected based on their performances in the NESC2022, 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 other continental federations.

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The NESC’22 will be held virtually with top athletes from across the globe competing and showcasing their skills and strategies.

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