The Esports Federation of India is all set to commence the National Esports Championships 2021 (NESC 2021) featuring some of the most popular competitive esports titles in the country.
From August 6 – August 22, players will engage in games like DOTA2, Tekken7, PES 2020, and CS:GO to showcase their skill and stand out from the rest. National Esports Championships 2021 will be held online because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“For the Indian Esports industry, this is our time in the sun. The increasing interest in esports in our country currently is encouraging us to push the envelope and give the athletes and the audience something new and exciting each time. We are extremely thrilled and excited to announce NESC 2021, it is a great opportunity for gamers to not only showcase their talent, strategies, and skills in competitive gaming but also make the country proud. While Esports is now going to be a medal event at the 2022 Asian Games as well as few other Asian Championship events and expected to be included in Olympics in the near future, we are committed to develop, support and grow the Esports ecosystem in India,” said Mr. Lokesh Suji, Director of Esports Federation of India and Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF).
National Esports Championships 2021 schedule
Registrations for DOTA2, PES2020, and Tekken 7 are already live. Registrations for DOTA2 end on August 5, for PES 2020 and Tekken 7 registrations end on August 19. Registration dates for CS:GO will be announced soon.
PES 2020 and Tekken 7 matches will be played between August 21 and August 22 whereas DOTA2 matches are scheduled from August 6 – August 15. All National Esports Championships 2021 matches will be played in a double-elimination format.
“As tournaments like these become bigger and grander, we are continuing to see a growing interest among the Indian youth to take up esports professionally. We’ve got some of the world’s most recognized competitive games in the tournament that are being mastered by highly skilled, motivated, and talented virtual fighters. We can expect an edge-of-the-seat thriller in this season of NESC 2021. This is a very interesting time for esports in India and tournaments like this will fuel their ambition to become the powerhouse of esports. All the very best to the participants for this tournament!” said Boban Totovski, Secretary General, International Esports Federation.