Asian Games 2022: Indian Street Fighter athletes set to begin
Two skilled athletes from different countries will compete against each other in an upcoming tournament. Mayank Prajapati, a seasoned athlete from the country, will face off against T.F. Rajikhan from Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, Ayan Biswas, another talented athlete, will take on K.H.C Nguyen from Vietnam. Both athletes will start their campaigns in the Round of 32, which follows a double-elimination format.
Asian Games 2022: Indian Street Fighter athletes set to begin medal charge against Saudi Arabia & Vietnam
As Mayank Prajapati reflects on the upcoming tournament, he expresses his awe and excitement. He acknowledges the arduous journey they have faced in reaching the Asian Games, but now that the tournament is imminent, the emotions are indescribable. Their team has spared no effort in their rigorous preparation for the championship, fully committed to pursuing the coveted title. Mayank feels immense gratitude towards ESFI for their unwavering support, which has encompassed top-of-the-line equipment and coaching, enabling them to perform at their peak.
A total of 35 notable athletes from 22 countries will be battling it out for a medal in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. All matches will be conducted in the best-of-three (BO3) format and the loser bracket final and grand final will be played in a best-of-seven (BO7) format.
Ayan Biswas expressed his excitement and gratitude for being selected to represent India in Street Fighter at a highly esteemed international tournament. He recognized this opportunity as a testament to the progress and recognition of Esports. Ayan acknowledged the weight of responsibility that comes with representing the entire nation and hopes to deliver outstanding performances that will make the country proud. The ultimate goal is to secure a historic medal at the tournament.
Mayank and Ayan earned their spots for the Asian Games 2022 by reaching the finals of the National Esports Championships (NESC) organized by the Esports Federation of India (ESFI) last year. The two players are well-renowned names in the Indian Street Fighter V community having dominated the game for a long period.
Mr. Lokesh Suji, Director of the Esports Federation of India and Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF) expressed his confidence in the medal prospects of their Street Fighter athletes in all the titles after the announcement of the draws. These athletes, who have made a significant impact on the Indian Street Fighter community, are ready to demonstrate their skills against the top talent from the continent on the global stage. Based on their dedicated training and competitive spirit, Mr. Suji believes they possess the qualities necessary to succeed and bring honor to the nation.
Artsmith-Concepts & Visions, a leading sports and Esports communication agency in the country will maintain its role as the official communication partner for the Esports Federation of India.
Having been featured as a demonstration event in 2018, Esports will be making its full-fledged debut as an official medal sport at the Asian Games 2022. The Esports event will be held in China Hangzhou Esports Centre from September 24 to October 2, with India participating in four of the seven total titles: DOTA 2, EA Sports FC Online, League of Legends, and Street Fighter V: Champion Edition.
On September 24, the Esports campaign of India will commence with the highly skilled EA Sports FC Online athletes. Charanjot Singh will compete against Liu Jiacheng from China, while Karman Singh will face A.A. Faqeehi from Bahrain.
Following EA Sports FC Online, the nation’s League of Legends which has been seeded directly to quarter-finals will commence its campaign against the winner of the group comprising Japan, Palestine, and Vietnam on September 27.
The national DOTA 2 team of the country has been placed in Group A, where they will compete against teams from Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines. The matches for their group are set to happen on September 29. The group winner will then proceed to face Nepal on September 30.