Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022: 2 Indian Teams to Participate in Dota 2 and Rocket League Tournaments

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Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 is just right around the corner, it’s time for Indian fans to cheer for their national teams in the event which is organized for the first time. This inaugural multi-national event is hosted by Commonwealth Games & Global Esports Federation and is set to take place at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham from 6-7 August.

Commonwealth Games Federation in partnership with Global Esports Federation is organizing Commonwealth Esports Championship with support from the British Esports Association. DOTA 2, Rocket League and eFootball from Konami are the three esports titles that teams would partake in the competition. India will participate in DOTA 2 and Rocket League Games.

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Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022: India to take part in DOTA 2 and Rocket League Titles

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Indian Contingent will have a team competing for both Rocket League and DOTA 2 at Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022. Hargun Singh will lead the Indian Rocket League team, which will also include Sandeep Sahani and Rushil Reddy. Team Dota 2 consists of captain Moin Ejaz, Ketan Goyal, Abhishek Yadav, Shubham Goli, and Vishal Vernekar. Both teams have already proven their worth by winning the tournament’s South Asian Regional Qualifiers last month.

Hargun, Captain of Team India, Rocket League, having excited about the event told, “I am really excited about esports being included in a Commonwealth event as this will really change how esports is perceived among people around the world. As a player, it’s a huge opportunity being given to us and we are really going to do our best to represent India as best as we can. All of us are putting in extra effort to maximise everyone’s potential and work together as a team.”

DOTA 2 Skipper Moin Ejaz also honoured the opportunity and stated, “The entire team is looking forward to playing against the best teams in the world and proves our mettle. We have been paying a lot of attention to our strategies and practising a lot in the hopes of a podium finish. Getting the chance to represent the nation in the very first Commonwealth Esports Championship is a very sweet reward to show for all of the efforts we have taken in playing this game at the highest level. A big thank you to ESFI for today’s send-off ceremony and especially for the sports psychology session that taught us a lot of valuable things.”

Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022: Schedule, Tickets and More

The Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 will be held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, with the involvement of the world’s top Esports teams. The preliminary rounds will take place from August 3-5 at Nottingham Trent University, with the Semi-Finals and Finals taking place on August 6-7 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. A total of seven countries have qualified for DOTA 2 and eight nations of the Rocket league have made it to this prestigious event.

In DOTA 2, India is in Group A with England, Wales, and Trinidad and Tobago. India is in Group B for Rocket League, along with Canada, England, and Wales. Fans can head over to the official website to book tickets for this prestigious event.

Day 1 – Session 1:

  • 10.30 am: Rocket Leagure (Open) – Third Place match
  • 11.30 am: Rocket League (Open) – Grand Final
  • 1.00 pm: eFootball Series (Open) – Third Place matchi
  • 1.30 pm: eFootball Series (Open) – Grand Final

Day 1 – Session 2:

  • 3.00 pm – DOTA 2 (Womens) – Third Place match
  • 6.00 pm – DOTA 2 (Womens) – Grand Final

Day 2 – Session 1:

  • 10.30 am: Rocket League (Womens) – Third Place match
  • 11.30 am: Rocket League (Womens) – Grand Final
  • 1.00 pm: eFootball Series (Womens) – Third Place Match
  • 1.30 pm: eFootball Series (Womens) – Grand Final

Day 2 – Session 2:

  • 3.00 pm: DOTA 2 (Open) – Third Place match
  • 6.00 pm: DOTA 2 (Open) – Grand Final

The Indian players also attended Mitesh Jain’s insightful sports psychology session “Building High-Performance Mindset” (Founder & Chief Sports Psychologist – Mandeha).  This included psychological exercises and activities to help the players develop their focus, thinking skills, self-confidence, motivation, and effective communication. The Indian contingent left for Birmingham early in the morning on Monday (Aug 1, 2022).

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Manoj is an avid BGMI fan who is pursuing his bachelor's in Computer Science. Besides playing BGMI for hours, he is a writer by heart, choosing games and esports as his mainstream work after working with publications like FirstSportz and in several niches with various companies.