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Team India dominates at FIFA seeding event for Asian Games

Team India’s FIFA star Charanjot Singh secured a clean sweep against Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to gain a favorable seeding for the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou.

Team India dominates at FIFA seeding event for Asian Games

FIFA esports athletes Charanjot Singh (right) and Karman Singh will represent India as the sports makes its debut at the 2023 Asian Games.


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 5 Aug 2023 12:42 PM GMT

Star FIFA athlete Charanjot Singh showcased his dominance at the South Asia seeding event and recorded stellar victories against Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to secure favorable seeding for the country at the upcoming Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou.

By displaying a combination of precision and strategy, Charanjot outclassed his opponents in remarkable fashion in the best-of-three matches. The Chandigarh-born athlete got off to the best possible start with successive triumphs against Sameer Gurung of Nepal and Dishan Sheruban Nithianathan of Sri Lanka with identical 2:1 scorelines. He then prevailed against Oytijjho Al Aff Tajwar Majumder of Bangladesh by a 2:0 scoreline to ensure an unbeaten run at the seeding event.

Sharing his feelings on the results, Charanjot Singh expressed, "Reflecting on the results, I feel proud to have got the opportunity to showcase my skills and gain a favorable seeding for India. I had put in long hours of practice and strategizing in order to prepare for my opponents and I am glad that it all worked to perfection. The level of competition at the Asian Games will be fierce, but I have full faith in my abilities. I will be giving my all to bring home a medal.”

Karman Singh, another distinguished FIFA athlete who will be representing the country at the prestigious tournament in Hangzhou secured fifth position at the seeding event. Both athletes made their way to the Asian Games by prevailing in the National Esports Championships (NESC) organized by the Esports Federation of India (ESFI).

A total of 21 leading FIFA teams from the continent will lock horns at the Asian Games 2022 in what is Esports’ debut as an official medal event at the tournament. India will be participating in four titles at the tournament – League of Legends, FIFA Online 4, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, and DOTA 2.

While India’s League of Legends team secured favorable seeding by going unbeaten against Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan at their LAN seeding event in Macau, the nation’s DOTA 2 team came second in their seeding group, finishing in the top eight in the overall event that was conducted online.

The country’s ace Street Fighter V athletes Ayan Biswas and Mayank Prajapati secured fifth and sixth place respectively in their seeding event.

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