India Win Bronze in Dota 2 at Inaugural 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championship
The team representing India in the Dota 2 tournament at the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championship 2022 won a bronze medal on Sunday. India beat the team representing New Zealand 2-0 in a best-of-three match to win the medal. India also won a bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games and are now looking to make an impact at the 2022 Asian Games, where esports is a real medal. The team representing the Rocket League could not win any medals.
The Indian Dota 2 team included Moin Ejaz (captain), Ketan Goyal, Abhishek Yadav, Shubhnam Goli and Vishal Vernekar. With intense gameplay and multiple strategies, Team India beat Team New Zealand 2-0 in a best-of-three format. India also won against Wales, earned a bye against Trinidad and Tobago, but lost to England. They were then defeated by the Malaysian team and beat New Zealand to win the medal. Malaysia won the gold medal of the Dota 2 tournament.
“This win symbolizes the amount of hard work the team has put in over the years and we dedicate this win to our country. Winning a Commonwealth medal was a dream for us and we are very proud as a team,” said Moin Ejaz after the recent conclusion of the Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Birmingham on August 6-7, 2022. .
It was the country’s first-ever esports medal at the Commonwealth Games. India also won a bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games. Lokesh Suji, director of the eSports Federation of India and vice president of the Asian eSports Federation, said that the next stage will be the 2022 Asian Games, where eSports is a real medal. event . “Our goal is to excel in the tournament with multiple podium finishes and bring the laurels to our country. and the support that any sports community and athletes would receive,” Suji said.
India also participated in Rocket League and the team was led by Hargun Singh, Sandeep Sahani and Rushil Reddy. They lost to Canada 3-0 in the best of five series in their first group stage match. The team also faced defeats against Wales and England, eventually dropping out of the Championship early in the group stage. Alongside Dota 2 and Rocket League, PES 2022 was also part of the tournament.
Malaysia leads the medal table with three gold medals. Host England took second place with one gold, three silver and one bronze. Wales completed the top three with a gold, silver and bronze medal.