As the Asian Games 2022 draw nearer, India’s prominent EA Sports FIFA athletes Charanjot Singh and Karman Singh are gearing up to showcase their dominance against the top athletes from south Asia and gain the best possible seeding for the country at the seeding event taking place in Seoul, South Korea, from August 2 to 6.
Being the country’s most distinguished FIFA athletes, Charanjot and Karman will battle it out against the leading athletes from Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in their seeding event fixtures that will commence on August 4. The matches will be played in the best-of-three format and will feature a total of 21 countries from the continent that will be participating in the 2022 Asian Games.
Charanjot Singh commented:
“This seeding event is a great opportunity to test my skills against some of the finest players from Asia and analyse my opponents’ strategies. While I have represented India at multiple international FIFA tournaments, doing so at a prestigious multi-sport event like the Asian Games is a feeling of great pride for me. I would like to express my gratitude to ESFI for the gaming gear and coaching support that has helped me improve my performance. I am confident of securing a favourable seeding here that will enhance my chances of a medal in Hangzhou.“
Vinod Tiwari, President, Esports Federation of India, added:
“Both Charanjot and Karman have consistently turned heads with their performances and their growth within the FIFA landscape has been nothing short of extraordinary. With the two athletes being amongst the top-ranked players in South Asia, we have no doubt in their ability to clinch a favourable seeding spot for India. Everyone at ESFI wishes them the best of luck and is confident that they will effortlessly sail through the seeding event fixtures.“
The two athletes, who are well-respected names in the nation’s FIFA community, sealed their place at the 2022 Asian Games after becoming the finalists of the National Esports Championships (NESC) organised by the Esports Federation of India (ESFI). In the closely contested final, Charanjot triumphed over Karman with a score of 4-1 and 6-5 and emerged victorious.
After its inclusion as a demonstration title in 2018, esports is going to make its full-fledged debut as an official medal sport at the 19th Asian Games, scheduled to take place from September 23 to October 8 later this year. India will be participating in four titles: League of Legends, FIFA Online 4, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and Dota 2.