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India’s Esports scene has been witnessing remarkable growth day by day. This achievement has been possible due to the rapid development in infrastructure which has proved detrimental in providing better training to the players and supporting them. The stakeholders have indeed put in effort to foster the talent to be able to compete at the global scale. The Indian Esports Team will now represent India in the 19th Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China.
The Aichi-Nagoya Asian Games Organizing Committee (AINAGOC) has made an official announcement, declaring Esports as a medal sport in the upcoming 20th Asian Games Aichi-Nagoya 2026. This marks a significant milestone for Esports, as it will make its official debut as a recognized medal sport during the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
Seven games are set to feature in this event: Arena of Valor Asian Games Version, Dota 2, Dream Three Kingdoms 2, FIFA Online 4, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile Asian Games Version and Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. However, the Indian team will only compete in four of them.
India has thus named a 15-member esports team which is set to compete at the Asian Games 2023, scheduled to be held in Hangzhou. The Indian Esports team is set to participate in four distinct games of Hangzhou Games, namely DOTA 2, FIFA 22, Street Fighter V, and League of Legends, with competitions scheduled from September 23 to October 8.
The Indian esports team is one of the most diverse in the world, with players from all over the country. The team is also one of the most talented, with players who have been competing at the highest level for several years.
The squad, sure enough, has a good chance of winning medals at the 2023 Asian Games. The team is well-prepared and has gained a lot of experience from their preparatory phase.
Asian Games 2023 Esports: India team
FIFA Online 4: Charanjot Singh and Karman Singh Tikka
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition: Mayank Prajapati and Ayan Biswas
League of Legends: Akshaj Shenoy (captain), Samarth Arvind Trivedi, Mihir Ranjan, Aditya Selvaraj, Aakash Shandilya and Sanindhya Malik
DOTA 2: Darshan (captain), Krish, Abhishek Yadav, Ketan Goyal and Shubham Goli
The Future of Esports in India
The Indian esports team is one of the most talented in the world, and the popularity of esports in India is growing rapidly. Several factors are contributing to the growth of esports in India. One major factor attributing to this is the increasing availability of high-speed internet, while another factor is the growing popularity of mobile gaming.
The Indian government is also supportive of the growth of esports. The government has launched several initiatives to promote esports in India.
With the right support, esports has the potential to become a major sport in India. The Indian esports team is a sign of the progress that has already been made, and the future looks bright for esports in India.