Meet India’s DOTA 2 heroes


Esports is set to make its full-fledged debut at the Asian Games 2022 as a medal sport. For years, DOTA 2 has flourished as one of the most iconic E-sports titles in India, cementing its prominence in the video-gaming community. So, it was not a surprise when it was this very title that served as the platform for the nation to clinch a historic bronze medal at the inaugural Commonwealth E-sports Championships in Birmingham last year.
Now with the game debuting as an official medal sport at the Asian Games 2022, taking place from September 23 to October 8, India’s DOTA 2 athletes will be going all out to achieve yet another monumental feat that will go down in the history of Indian E-sports. The dynamic unit of captain Darshan Bata, Krish Gupta, Abhishek Yadav, Shubham Goli, and Ketan Goyal who qualified for the prestigious tournament in Hangzhou by emerging victorious in the National E-sports Championships (NESC) organized by the E-sports Federation of India will be carrying the hope of the country on their shoulders, as per a press release from the E-sports Federation of India. Presenting the prominent athletes who will be competing against 17 other teams in the hopes of a medal.