Team India dominate League of Legends seeding event

June 24, 2023

Asserting their supremacy, the Indian League of Legends team produced dazzling displays in the Central and South Asia seeding event and recorded statement victories against Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to secure favourable seeding at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou.

All three games witnessed a stellar display of skill and teamwork from Team India, captained by Akshaj Shenoy (Kai) and comprising Samarth Arvind Trivedi (CrankO), Mihir Ranjan (Lotus), Sanindhya Malik (Deadcorp), Aakash Shandilya (Infi) and Aditya Selvaraj (Crow). The team started their campaign by convincingly defeating Sri Lanka and Kazakhstan, beating them both with a 2-0 scoreline, on the opening day before triumphing over Kyrgyzstan with the same scoreline in the Best-of-3 fixtures.

Having made their way to the Asian Games by prevailing in the National Esports Championships (NESC) organised by the Esports Federation of India (ESFI), Team India proved their mettle by consistently performing to the best of their abilities. With their resounding victories in the seeding fixtures against top teams from Asia, they have firmly established themselves as the team to watch out for in the highly-anticipated tournament.

Akshaj Shenoy, Captain of Indian League of Legends team, commented:

It feels amazing to have secured a favourable seeding for the Asian Games 2022 in such a dominating fashion. Each of the victories is a testament to the countless hours of practice and strategy planning it has taken for our team to reach this point. Our journey till now has been remarkable and we are fully prepared to face any challenge that comes our way. We want to extend our sincere gratitude to ESFI for providing us with this wonderful opportunity and we will make sure to leave no stone unturned in our quest to secure a podium finish at the Asian Games.

Lokesh Suji, Director of the ESFI and Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation, said:

Team India’s scintillating performances in the League of Legends seeding event is a sign of what is to come in Hangzhou. We are not only proud to witness their achievements but are also confident that they will make India proud on the international stage against the leading teams from Asia. Everyone at ESFI extends its complete support to the team as they gear up to bring laurels to the country at the Asian Games.

The Asian Games will feature 19 notable League of Legends teams from the continent that will battle it out for glory at what will be esports’ debut as an official medal event at the tournament. All matches till the final will be played in the Best-of-3 format, while the gold- and bronze-medal matches will be contested in the Best-of-5 format.

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