As Asian Games 2022 has been postponed what it would mean for Indian Esports players who were about to represent the nation?

The “Asian Games 2022” has been postponed now due to rising number of cases in Hangzhou, China and the decision was jointly taken by Chinese Olympic Committee ( COC) and  Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee(HAGOC) as the event was supposed to be held from September 10th to 25th September 2022.

The event had already generated lot of eyeballs, as Esports was one of the sporting events included in the marquee event on the grand scale and eight medal were up for grab but the postponement of Asian Games 2022 would mean what in reference to Indian esports player in terms of preparation or whether it will impact their gameplay. Let analyse everything in detail.

Based on the result of ESFI’s  National Esports Championship 2022 the following winners have been selected to play for India in the upcoming Asian Games 2022. They are as follows:

  1. FIFA 22- Charanjot Singh and Karman Singh Tikka
  2. Street Figher V- Mayank Prajapati and Aryan Biswas
  3. Hearthstone- Shkhar Choudhary and Karthik Verma
  4. DOTA 2- Captain Moin Ejaz, Krish, Abhisekh, Ketan, Darshan and Shubham
  5. League of Legends- Captain Akshaj Shenoy, Samarth Arvind Trivedi, Mihir Ranjan, Aditya Selvaraj, Aakash Shandaliya and Sanindya Malik.

Before we dive more into, few players reaction after postponement of Asian Games 2022 whether it will be important to share the reactions of respective federations on the postponement of Asia Games.

Mr Lokesh Suji, who is serving as the director of Esports Federation of India also currently holding the position of Vice President of Asain Esports Federation said “The well-being of the athletes is the top priority and this news as expected as there was, news floating about the COVID  resurgence in China. While the wait gets longer but the excitement remains the same. We should look as this as a blessing in disguise, giving our Indian esports contingent more time to sharpen their skills to further our chances of our podium finishes”

“Can’t wait to watch Indian Esports athletes in action on the Asian stage” he added.

Some of the Indian esports athletes, who got selected to play in Asia cup had expressed their disappointment after the marquee event was cancelled.

“All the athletes are gutted after they heard the news about the cancellation of Asian Games 2022 but at the same time it will give us more time to work on our skills so that we are better prepared once the  upcoming Asian Games happened” said Charanjot Singh who will be representing India in FIFA 22 esports event.

Street Fighter V athlete, Mayank Prajapati echoed the same sentiment as Singh but added that he will be taking this time positively will practice more and give us more time to add new skills in my armoury.

The biggest question which lies that whether more time given to these athletes considering the dates have been postponed will make them more prepared or will they become complacent not work too hard on their game considering the no new dates have been announced.

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