Charanjot Singh, one amongst India’s finest FIFAe players, clinched decisive victories against Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. This win has made him the top-seeded player hailing from South Asia for the forthcoming Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China.
The sportsman, originally from Chandigarh, got off to an impressive start securing consecutive victories against Sameer Gurung from Nepal and Dishan Sheruban Nithianathan from Sri Lanka with 2:1 wins in both matches.
Afterwards, he scored a 2:0 triumph against Bangladesh’s Oytijjho Al Aff Tajwar Majumder and upheld his winning streak during the seeding event.
“Strategizing and practicing for long hours against my opponents prepared me well for the competition. I’m satisfied with the outcome. I am fully aware that the competition in the Asian Games will be challenging, yet I believe in my skills. My aim is to strive to bring home a medal,” stated Charanjot.
Another Indian FIFAe sportsman for the Asiad, Karman Singh Tikka, managed to secure the fifth rank during the seeding event.
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Both athletes made their way to the Asian Games through the National Esports Championships (NESC) administered by Esports Federation of India (ESFI).
A total of 21 top FIFAe squads from across the continent will vie for the coveted title during the Asian Games 2022. This will be Esports’ debut as an official medaling event at this tournament.
Four titles will be played at the tournament with India participating in – League of Legends, FIFA Online 4, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, and DOTA 2.
India’s League of Legends team secured a solid start after going undefeated against Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan during the LAN seeding event in Macau. At the same time, the DOTA 2 team secured the second spot in their seeding group, finishing amongst the top eight at the online event.
India’s top Street Fighter V competitors, Ayan Biswas and Mayank Prajapati, secured the fifth and sixth spots respectively in their seeding event.