National esports from April 4 will choose the Asian Games team

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National esports championships will kick off on April 4 to select India’s squad for the upcoming Asian Games, where the discipline is set to make its debut.

With esports included as a medal event for the first time at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou from September 10-25, registrations are now open for NESC 2022, the eSports Federation of India announced on Saturday.

There will be competitions in DOTA 2, Hearthstone, FIFA22, Street Fighter V and League of Legends.

Professional esports athletes as well as enthusiasts from all over the country can register and it is open to everyone with no gender restrictions. The tournament will take place over a period of 15 to 20 days.

The deadline for registration will be April 1st.

The NESC 22 winners will compete in the AESF Road to Asian Games Regional Qualifiers (June-July 2022), which will run for seeding at the main event in China.

Regardless of the outcome of the regional qualifiers, all players will compete in the main event of the Asian Games, in China. “We urge all esports athletes to participate in great numbers and be part of this historic event where esports makes its debut as a medal-winning event at the Asian Games,” said ESFI President Vinod. Tiwari.

In the last Asian Games held in 2018, when Esports was included as a demonstration event, India’s Tirth Mehta grabbed the Hearthstone bronze medal.

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