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The Indian Esports Federation (ESFI) is set to roll out the 2021 edition of the highly anticipated National Esports Championships (NESC) which is scheduled for August 6-22.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Championships will be held virtually with top athletes from across the country competing and showcasing their skills and strategies. Popular games DOTA2, Tekken7, PES 2020 will be part of the event alongside CS: GO.
NESC 2021 will be played in a double-elimination format with the last registration date being August 19 (PES2020 & Tekken7), August 05 (DOTA2) and registration dates for CS: GO will be announced soon.
The matches of the popular Esports titles PES 2020 and Tekken 7 will be played August 21-22, while the online combat arena multiplayer video game, DOTA2 is scheduled for August 6-15.
“For the Indian esports industry, this is our moment in the sun. The growing interest in esports in our country currently encourages us to push the boundaries and offer the athletes and the public something new and exciting every time. We are extremely excited and excited to announce NESC 2021, it is a great opportunity for players to not only show their talent, strategies and skills in competitive play, but also to make the country proud. While Esports will now be a medal event at the 2022 Asian Games as well as a few other Asian Championship events and is expected to be included in the Olympics in the near future, we are committed to developing, supporting and growing the Esports ecosystem. in India, ”said Mr. Lokesh Suji, Director of the Indian Electronic Sports Federation and Vice President of the Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF).
NESC 2021 winners will be selected to represent India at the 13th World Esports Championship by the International Esports Federation (IESF); these athletes will pass regional online qualifiers scheduled for September-October through to the world final in Eilat, Israel, November 14-19. The cost of air travel and accommodation for athletes traveling to Eilat will be covered.
“As tournaments like these become more and more important, we continue to see a growing interest among Indian youth to get into esports professionally. We have some of the world’s most recognized competitive games in the tournament that are mastered by highly skilled, motivated and talented virtual fighters. We can look forward to a top notch thriller this NESC 2021 season. It is a very exciting time for esports in India and tournaments like this will fuel their ambition to become the powerhouse of esports. All the best to the participants for this tournament! said Boban Totovski, secretary general of the International Electronic Sports Federation.