India’s Esports Contingent was present with the mainstream sports athletes who were awarded for bringing laurels to the country at the Commonwealth Games
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) congratulated the medal winners of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Team India at the Ashok Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on the evening of August 13. All Bronze Medalists of Team India DOTA 2 – Moin Ejaz (Captain), Ketan Goyal, Abhishek Yadav, Shubham Goli and Vishal Vernekar received the Memorial of Appreciation at a congratulatory ceremony for their outstanding achievement during the Recently concluded Commonwealth Esports Championship.
Several dignitaries including AIO Acting President Mr. Anil Khanna, Secretary General Mr. Rajeev Mehta, Treasurer Mr. Anandeshwar Pandey, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Chef de Mission of Team India, Mr. Rajesh Bhandari, the team’s General Manager, Mr. Maninder Pal Singh, and former AIO President, MN Ramachandran, honored the occasion and congratulated the medal winners.
It was the very first time that an Indian esports contingent was invited to the congratulation ceremony along with the other traditional sports medalists.
“It is an unforgettable day for the rest of the team and me. Having the opportunity to be here with the other medalists from various sports and to be awarded by the Indian Olympic Association for a medal in Esports is a very special achievement. All the hard work we’ve put in along our journey has finally started to pay off, and this is just the beginning. We’re going to go with twice the energy and motivation into the Games Asians to do even better for the country. said a proud Moin Ejaz, captain of the Indian DOTA 2 team.
The Indian contingent met renowned sports personalities such as Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain of India Women’s Cricket Team), Bhavina Patel & Sonalben Manubhai Patel (Para TT Player) and Deepak Punia (Indian Wrestler) and enlightened them on the ‘Esports as well as on the basics of DOTA. 2, the video game in which they won the bronze medal. The contingent also indicated that esports will be a real medal-winning event at the upcoming 2022 Asian Games.
“Finally, Indian Esports has found a place on par with other sports in the country. To be recognized by the IOA for the achievement of the DOTA 2 contingent among the best athletes in the country is like icing on the cake to win the bronze medal. The trajectory of esports in India has seen its fair share of ups and downs, but with the Asian Games coming up, the only path seems to be upwards from here. Expectations are without any Doubt high now due to the bar that has been set, but we have full confidence in our Esports athletes to take this form to future international competitions and make the country proud., said Lokesh Suji, Director of the Indian Esports Federation and Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation.
IOA officials congratulated the DOTA 2 team on their historic bronze medal, which ESFI says speaks to the relevance of the Commonwealth Games given the growing popularity of esports in India at the time. sequel to the national team’s medal-winning feat in the inaugural edition of the Commonwealth Esports Championship.
Artsmith – Concepts & Visions, one of the country’s leading sports and esports communication companies, INOX and India’s leading sports psychologist organization, Mandeha, continue their support as communication partners, multiplex and sports psychologist from ESFI, respectively.