The Indian team that will compete in the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championship leaves on Monday for Birmingham, the venue for the event. From August 6–7, a multi-nation esports competition will be held under the auspices of the Commonwealth Games and Global Esports Federation. CWG 2022 Esports
The Commonwealth eSports Championships will be staged in connection with the Commonwealth Games 2022, which are scheduled to be hosted in Birmingham, England. August 1 to August 7 will see the first eSports competition. The eSports Championships will have its own medal and branding even though this is not an official CWG medal event, which is a tremendous move toward pushing eSports into the spotlight.
The competition will include three games: eFootball, DOTA 2, and Rocket League. The final two matches have been saved for the Indian eSports team. A seat in the Commonwealth eSports Championships was won by the DOTA 2 team, which consisted of five players: Moin Ejaz (captain), Ketan Goyal, Abhishek Yadav, Shubham Goli, and Vishal Vernekar. They won four of the six matches in the regional qualifiers. The same group competed for India in DOTA 2 in the Asian Games in 2022.
SCHEDULE AND GROUPS:
Team India departed today for the Commonwealth Esports Championship, Birmingham.
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— Esports Federation of India (@esfindia) August 1, 2022
The preliminary rounds of the Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 will be hosted at Nottingham Trent University from August 3–5, and the semifinals and finals will be held at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on August 6–7. For DOTA 2 and Rocket League, respectively, seven and eight nations have qualified for the competition. India is included in Group A for DOTA 2 together with Trinidad & Tobago, England, and Wales. India is in Group B for Rocket League together with Canada, England, and Wales.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
Day 1 – Session 1:
- 10.30 am: Rocket League (Open) – Third Place match
- 11.30 am: Rocket League (Open) – Grand Final
- 1.00 pm: eFootball Series (Open) – Third Place match
- 1.30 pm: eFootball Series (Open) – Grand Final
Day 1 – Session 2:
- 3.00 pm – DOTA 2 (Women’s) – Third Place match
- 6.00 pm – DOTA 2 (Women’s) – Grand Final
Day 2 – Session 1:
- 10.30 am: Rocket League (Women’s) – Third Place match
- 11.30 am: Rocket League (Women’s) – Grand Final
- 1.00 pm: eFootball Series (Women’s) – Third Place Match
- 1.30 pm: eFootball Series (Women’s) – Grand Final
Day 2 – Session 2:
- 3.00 pm: DOTA 2 (Open) – Third Place match
- 6.00 pm: DOTA 2 (Open) – Grand Final