With esports making its debut at Asiad, gaming geek Charanjot eyes medal in FIFA Online 4

He is an avid gamer and passionate Chelsea football club fan. On X (previously known as Twitter), he goes by the username @chelseaCJ12. Let’s meet Charanjot Singh, India’s finest FIFAe player, who will be representing his country in the FIFA Online 4 category at the Hangzhou Asian Games. This event will mark the debut of esports as a medal sport in the Asian Games.

Esports made a notable appearance as a demonstration event at the Jakarta Asiad in 2018. However, the medals won during that event were not officially counted. In contrast, this time around, gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded in each competition. A total of 21 medals will be up for grabs for the esports participants.

Charanjot expressed his hope that people will start viewing esports more seriously as a competitive sport rather than just a recreational activity. He believes that the Asian Games will help change this perspective and elevate professional gamers to a higher level of recognition.

At the Hangzhou Asian Games, competitors will take part in seven different events: Arena of Valor Asian Games Version, Dota 2, Dream Three Kingdoms 2, FIFA Online 4, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile Asian Games Version, Street Fighter, and Champion Edition. However, India will only be represented in four of these events: Dota 2, FIFA Online 4, League of Legends, and Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. It’s worth noting that Arena of Valor and PUBG Mobile Asian Games Version are prohibited in India, and Dream Three Kingdoms 2 is inaccessible