After the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) roster for both male and female teams qualified for Asian regional, the Dota 2 roster have made their way into the Asian Championships LAN Finals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The team went on to defeat Pakistan and Sri Lanka on the opening day with a scoreline of 54-12 and 39-14 later beating Nepal by 47-24 and Bangladesh by 40-16 on day 2 of best on one qualifier matches.
Current roster for the Dota 2 team included Manav (mnz) Kunte, Vishal (HBK) Vernekar, Abhishek (Abhi-) Yadav, Shahbaz (PinkMaN) Hussain, Krish (Krish`) Gupta, and Jaikishan (KaEL) Malik as the substitute player.
The team finally secured their sport after defeating the Dota 2 team from Nepal in the best of three match with a scoreline of 34-27 and 36-34.
𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗗𝗢𝗧𝗔 𝟮 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗔𝘀𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽𝘀
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Sharing his excitement, captain of the Indian team, mnz said, “We came into the South Asian qualifiers with the goal of proving ourselves in the region, and we are proud to have achieved that. Defeating all the teams from the region with stunning performances and securing our spot in the Asian Championship is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and unity of our team.”
Celebrating their victory, President, Esports Federation of India (ESFI), Vinod Tiwaria said, “We are immensely proud of our Indian DOTA 2 team for their exceptional performance in the qualifiers, where they conquered all South Asian teams to secure their spot in the prestigious Asian Championship.”
“Everyone at ESFIs congratulates the team on their qualification and are looking forward to witnessing their amazing performances in the Asia LAN finals in Riyadh,” he added.
Indian FIFA team also qualifies for FIFAe Nations Cup 2023
Not only Dota 2 and CS:GO but the FIFA esports team also qualified for the upcoming ‘World Cup of FIFA esports’. Along with 20 other teams from around the world, the Indian team will be competing for the championship spot.
Despite having a bad opening with a loss against Indonesia in the double elimination brackets, the Indian esports team pulled back-to-back wins against New Zealand and Japan. The team have also previously qualified for FeNC but were not able to bring home the trophy. Active roster for the team includes Charanjot Singh (Captain), Saransh Jain, Siddh Chandarana and Saksham Rattan.
Congratulations to #eTigers , make India 🇮🇳 proud!!!#esports #indianesports https://t.co/G9IsTw9ILW
— Esports Federation of India (@esfindia) May 19, 2023
Captain of the team, Charanjot Singh said, “It is an amazing feeling to make the FIFAe Nations Cup for the second time in a row. I am proud of the way everyone performed. Hard work has paid off for us, finally. We practised hard to achieve this, and now it’s time to get even better and work harder for the off-line event.”