World Esports Championship: India to Participate in CS:GO, Tekken 7 and eFootball in Bali Next Week

The upcoming 14th IESF World Esports Championship organized by the International Esports Federation (IESF), will include pro athletes from over 120 nations participating in six various Esports titles.

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The 14th IESF World Esports Championship is just right around the corner and the Indian contingent is about to participate in three different titles featured in the upcoming global event. The Indian CSGO team will be taking part in the 14th IESF World Championship and they will be locking horns with Tajikistan in their opening match on 2 December.

The upcoming 14th IESF World Esports Championship organized by the International Esports Federation (IESF), will include elite athletes from over 120 nations participating in six distinct Esports titles—CS: GO, Dota 2, Tekken 7, eFootball, as well as debutants PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Bang. The event will be held in Bali from December 1 to 12 and will feature a massive prize pool of USD 500K (roughly INR 4 crores). Team India will be taking part in the event with the same athletes who competed in the previous World Esports Championship in Eilat and won the National Qualifiers (NESC2022).

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Indian to Participate in Three Games at 14th IESF World Esports Championship

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The Indian CS: GO consists of the following players:

  • Ritesh Sarda (Defaulter) – Captain
  • Shuvajyoti Chakraborty (Mcg1LLzZz)
  • Anshul Adarkar (KiiLSwitCh)
  • Hrishikesh Shenoy (Crazy_Gamer)
  • Harsh Jain (lynX)

The team was placed in Group C along with Tajikistan, Team IESF and Chile. After their eighth-place finish in the last edition of the tournament held in Eilat, Israel, the team will be determined to clinch a podium finish this time around.

The skipper Ritesh Sarda stated that it had been a great honour to represent India back-to-back in the WEC. He also added that his team is excited and prepared to play in the upcoming WEC starting in Bali and the world finals would be a spectacle.

Besides CS: GO, India will also participate in the Tekken 7 and eFootball titles. Hitesh Khorwal (Rcool) and Hemanth Kommu (Peshemak7) will represent India in the Tekken 7 and eFootball titles respectively.

Khorwal will compete in Group E against competitors from Pakistan, the Bahamas, Venezuela, and Palestine, beginning his fight on December 3 against Lucius Antoine of the Bahamas.

The Indian’s match against Pakistan’s Arslan Siddique on the same day as his first game would be one to watch. Arslan has previously won the VSFighting X, Dreamhack 2022, and Combo Breaker 2022 championships.

Kommu, on the other hand, will compete in Group P against athletes from Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Guinea. On December 3, he will face Guinean Cheick Conde in his maiden encounter. Hemanth stated, “It’s an amazing feeling and honour to represent our country at the 14th WEC. It’s a huge opportunity for me to play at such a big event with the top players from different countries competing. I’m confident with my grind and will try my best to get the best results in the tournament and want to bring some glory from it back home.”

The group stage games for Tekken 7 will be played in a best-of-three format, while CS: GO will be played in a best-of-one format.

Following the end of the group stage, the top two teams from each group will advance to the next round in the CS: GO and Tekken 7 titles, while only the top team from each group will advance to the next round in eFootball.

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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.