The National Esports Championships (NESC) 2023 would be the primary selection event for India’s delegates at the eagerly awaited Global Esports Games (GEG) 2023 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, according to plans revealed by the Esports Federation of India (ESFI). The GEG23, which will feature popular games like DOTA 2, Street Fighter, eFootball 2023, and noticeably absent PUBG Mobile, is set to take place from December 11 to December 16. This absence comes after a deliberate choice to limit participants to those who are at least 18 years old in order to guarantee a level playing field.
The NESC 2023, which will be a turning point in India’s esports history, is expected to spark fierce rivalry and build a strong team for the GEG23, when India will compete for triumph on the world stage. On September 4, the national DOTA 2 qualifiers will start, while on September 9 the qualifiers for eFootball 2023 and Street Fighter 6 will begin. The regional competitions for each championship will then pit qualified competitors against outstanding athletes from throughout Asia.
On September 9, the representatives of India will compete in the regional DOTA 2 qualifications against Malaysia and Mongolia. The regional competitions for Street Fighter 6 and eFootball 2023 have not yet been given dates. The nation’s diverse esports strength is demonstrated by India’s involvement in three Open category games: DOTA 2, eFootball 2023, and Street Fighter 6.
Views Of The head of the Indian Esports Federation
The head of the Indian Esports Federation, Vinod Tiwari, expressed his excitement for the fair and thorough selection procedure of NESC 2023, saying, “The NESC 2023 has always ensured a fair selection of our supremely skilled athletes to represent our country on the international stage and we look forward to more of the same this time around.”
The NESC this year will feature a double-elimination format, which ups the stakes and the excitement for both competitors and spectators. Candidates can sign up for the preliminary stages in order to guarantee their place in the tournament. DOTA 2 qualifier registration will be open until September 2, and eFootball 2023 and Street Fighter 6 qualification registration will be open until September 6.
ESFI had also set qualifiers for DOTA 2 in the women’s division in an effort to foster inclusion. Unfortunately, no registration entries came from women’s teams, suggesting that there may be room for development and participation in the esports industry.
As ESFI plans to webcast the NESC 2023 on its official YouTube and Facebook pages, enthusiasts and fans need not miss a second of the action. The platforms will ensure that even those who cannot physically attend the matches can share in the esports fervour by bringing the thrill and intensity of the competitions to screens across the country.
The National Esports Championships will feature DOTA 2, Street Fighter, and eFootball 2023, although PUBG Mobile will not be present. This choice supports the overall objective of fostering a fair and competitive atmosphere for individuals over the age of 18. All eyes are on the NESC 2023 as the esports community prepares for this exciting trip, eagerly anticipating the formation of India’s top esports team for the Global Esports Games 2023.