Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Moinuddin Amdani and Abhinav Tejan will represent India in PES and Tekken7 at the 12th Esports World Championships Finals scheduled to take place in Eilat, Israel in February 2021.
Dominating performances by Moinuddin Amdani and Abhinav Tejan and other gamers from India in the South Asian Regional Qualifiers has drawn praise from International Esports Federation’s (IESF) General Secretary Boban Totovski. So impressed was Totovski withy Indians showing that he termed them as dark horses and a threat for other participating teams at the Finals. “It was amazing to see the way India dominated the Regional stage.
We know the potential of Indian players, somehow they couldn’t capitalise at the past championships, but this time other nations need to be cautious when playing against these two Indian players,”
“Esports Federation of India (ESFI) is a member of the world body and under the leadership of its Director Lokesh Suji, they have been working closely in collaboration with IESF for the growth of the sport in India,” Totovski said.
“Esports since the last couple of years has seen a phenomenal growth in India and a win at the World Championship Finals can provide the necessary impetus to encourage many other Indian gamers (esports) to pursue Esports as a serious career option.
Lokesh [Suji] and his team have been working to create a strong Esports environment and I must congratulate the Indian body and hope India emerges as an Esports powerhouse pretty soon,” he opined.
Esports has seen an exponential rise in the recent past and the sheer potential of a number of players in this country is surely something that excites the IESF, which currently has 90- countries as its members.
Its aims is to create a robust Esports ecosystem globally and develop big-ticket as well as events at grassroot level to improve the economic dynamics and the popularity of Esports in member countries in a more aggressive manner.