An elaborate send-off ceremony for the Indian team competing in the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championship was held on Sunday by the Esports Federation of India (ESFI). The first international esports competition is being put on by the Commonwealth Games and the Global Esports Federation, and it will take place in Birmingham from August 6 to 8.
At the event at INOX Insignia in Ardee Mall, Gurgaon, Lokesh Suji, Director ESFI & VP- Asian Esports Federation, Satinder Sikri (VP-Haryana Esports Association), and Yash Bhalawala (Gen Sec-Esports Association of Gujrat) were also present. These players will represent the nation in DOTA 2 and Rocket League at the prestigious competition in Birmingham.
The athletes also participated in Mitesh Jain’s insightful workshop on “Building High-Performance Mindset” in sports psychology (Founder & Chief Sports Psychologist – Mandeha). It had mental exercises and activities that the players could utilize to sharpen their concentration, mental abilities, self-confidence, motivation, and communication skills.
The participants then enjoyed a special movie screening as they unwinded before their long travel. On Monday morning, the Indian delegation departed for Birmingham (1st Aug 2022).
As ESFI’s official communication partner, one of the best sports and Esports-focused communication companies in the nation, Artsmith – Concepts & Visions, will continue to promote the competition. The International Convention Centre in Birmingham will host the 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships with the participation of the world’s top Esports teams. Alongside DOTA2 and Rocket League, PES2022 will also be played in the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championship.
“Esports is like every other sport and we wanted to make sure that we bid farewell to our Indian contingent in the best way possible ahead of the big event. We are grateful to INOX for helping us organize this wonderful send-off ceremony. The rise of Esports in India in the last few years has truly been remarkable and the participation of two teams on behalf of the nation on the global stage is a result of that. We, at ESFI, wish the best of luck to the Indian contingent and we are confident that they will make the nation proud,” said Lokesh Suji, Director ESFI & VP- Asian Esports Federation. He further said, “We are honored and super excited to be part of this inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championship and there is a high probability that esports will be a medal sport in the next Commonwealth Games scheduled in 2026.”