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Asian Games 2022: India’s Street Fighter V Athletes Gear Up for Seeding Event in Hangzhou

As the highly anticipated Asian Games 2022 draws near, India’s Street Fighter V athletes, Mayank Prajapati (MiKeYROG) and Ayan Biswas (AYAN01), are gearing up to showcase their skills and determination on the international stage. The two-star athletes will compete against prominent fighters from Pakistan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Chinese Taipei in a crucial seeding event in Hangzhou. With their eyes set on securing favourable seeding for the 19th Asian Games, Mayank and Ayan are determined to make their country proud and etch their names in Indian esports history.

The Road to Asian Games 2022

For Mayank Prajapati, the journey to the Asian Games 2022 began with an unwavering passion for Street Fighter V. Balancing his responsibilities as an interior designer and a devoted father, Mayank dedicated hours of practice every night to hone his gaming skills. His dedication and perseverance paid off when he secured a spot on Team India, making his country and family proud.

Ayan Biswas, hailing from the quaint town of Birnagar, faced numerous challenges as he embarked on his journey in Street Fighter V. Starting as an inexperienced player, Ayan quickly rose through the ranks by studying and emulating skilled players. Countless hours of training allowed him to master the game and claim top positions in prestigious tournaments, both within India and on the international stage.

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Competing Against the Best

The seeding event in Hangzhou will see Mayank and Ayan pitted against formidable opponents from different countries. The event will serve as an opportunity for the athletes to analyze their opponents’ tactics and refine their own gameplay strategies. The outcome of the seeding event will determine their positioning in the Asian Games 2022, significantly impacting their chances of securing a podium finish.

Both athletes qualified for the Asian Games 2022 by excelling in the National Esports Championships (NESC) organized by the Esports Federation of India (ESFI). Mayank’s impressive victory over Ayan in the NESC finals earned him a well-deserved spot on Team India. Their domination in the Indian Street Fighter V community and their dedication to their craft have inspired aspiring esports athletes across the country.

ESFI’s Support and Esports Growth in India

The Esports Federation of India (ESFI) has been a driving force in supporting and nurturing India’s esports talent. Recognizing the potential in athletes like Mayank and Ayan, ESFI has provided them with essential opportunities and equipment to represent their country on an international stage.

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Esports has seen remarkable growth in India, and the inclusion of titles like Street Fighter V in the Asian Games is a testament to its rising popularity. As a demonstration title in 2018, esports has now evolved to become an official medal sport at the 19th Asian Games. India will be participating in four titles, including Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, showcasing the country’s prowess in the competitive gaming arena.

Artsmith-Concepts & Visions: Empowering Esports Communication

As India’s top sports & esports communication agency, Artsmith-Concepts & Visions, continues to support the Esports Federation of India as its official communication partner. Their collaboration is instrumental in promoting esports and highlighting the achievements of Indian athletes in the gaming world.

The Road Ahead

India’s esports athletes have already proven their mettle in other titles like League of Legends, FIFA Online 4, and DOTA 2, securing favourable seedings in various events. With the Asian Games 2022 on the horizon, the country’s esports community is eagerly awaiting the performance of Mayank and Ayan as they aim to make history and bring home medals.

As they embark on their journey to Hangzhou, Mayank and Ayan carry the dreams and hopes of the nation and aspiring gamers who dare to dream. Their success will undoubtedly inspire a new generation of esports enthusiasts in India and further solidify the country’s position in the global esports landscape.

The Asian Games 2022 promises to be a thrilling event for India’s esports community, with Mayank Prajapati and Ayan Biswas leading the charge in Street Fighter V. Their dedication, passion, and hard work have earned them a place on Team India, where they will face top athletes from Asia. The seeding event in Hangzhou will be a crucial test of their skills, and the nation eagerly awaits their performances at the 19th Asian Games. As they compete for favorable seeding, Mayank and Ayan are set to create a new chapter in Indian esports history and inspire countless aspiring gamers across the country.


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