The Indian DOTA 2 team is returning from the first Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 with a bronze medal after an interesting run. The whole team played with determination and grit which got awarded in the end. This is the first time esports is being held as a medal event. The Indian team’s win on this international stage is a big moment for all Indians. The title was won by the guys in blue after a convincing victory over New Zealand in the decisive series.
The Global Esports Federation and Commonwealth Games Federation are hosting the multi-nation competition, which is backed by the British Esports Association. Teams from different countries played in three esports games at the event: DOTA 2, Rocket League, and Konami’s eFootball.
In the DOTA 2 Open event, Malaysia won gold, England won silver and India won bronze. The Rocket League team representing India crashed out earlier so all hopes were on the DOTA 2 team to win a medal and they didn’t disappoint.
Details of the match
The contest for the Bronze Medal was played in a best of three formats, where India and New Zealand played three matches against each other. India won the contest by winning the first two matches and was awarded with a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022.
India dominated the opening game, which resulted in an easy victory for the team. The second game began with New Zealand having a tiny advantage in kills and economy, but towards the middle of the match, the teams were evenly matched. In the end, Team India was able to overcome the odds and win the second game, earning them the bronze medal.
In India, esports started late compared to China, South Korea, and western countries. But as with all sports we Indian esports athletes showed true grit and determination to win a bronze medal in an international event. The government of India should take notice and help in boosting the infrastructure and environment of esports. The victory represents a great moment for the Indian esports community. All the esports athletes in India will be motivated and they will be striving for more success in the future.