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Jochebed Mendes
Posted on 26 May, 2021
By Jochebed Mendes
On 26 May, 2021
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By Jochebed Mendes
On 26 May, 2021
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All India Football Federation Makes Its Debut In Esports


It’s evident that Indian football is making its presence known all across the globe. According to a report by LATESTLY, a team of 16 eligible playstation gamers represented India in the FIFAe Nations Online Qualifiers. This marked a new beginning for All India Football Federation (AIFF) as they made their debut in esports. Even though India missed out on creating history on 2 May, 2021 by not qualifying for the FIFAe Nations Cup 2021. The team finished third in the competition. This was team India’s debut in the Middle East and Africa Zone of the FIFAe Nations Online Qualifiers. 60 nations had competed in the Online Qualifiers and to finish third was a great milestone for the Indian team. 

Reports stated that the winners of the national tournament were Charanjot Singh (18) from Chandigarh and Siddh Chandarana (20) from Mumbai. They represented India in the FIFAe Nations Online Qualifiers where they finished third. 

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Further, the reports stated that esports is scaling new heights in India. There are about 300 million gamers in the country, thus making way for great opportunities and possibilities. 

The FIFAe Nations Cup is a global esports tournament organized by FIFA (the governing body of football) and its partner – EA Sports. The tournament was established in 2019. The 2021 edition is the second edition and features 24 of the world’s best eNational teams.

AIFF making way for esports in India:

According to a report by LATESTLY, in February 2021, the All India Football Federation had announced that they would host a national tournament ‘AIFF eFootball Challenge’ to build an E-National Squad for India. The team would then represent India at the FIFAe Nations Series 2021. 

Reports stated that the competition consisted of the top 16 eligible PlayStation gamers of the country. The 16 gamers had to represent the nation which would be a proud moment for any individual. But, since the majority of the traditional population does not consider video games as a professional career, winning would be overwhelming for the players and the country as well. 

Further, reports stated that as the esports industry is booming across the globe, AIFF’s major step to enter the world of esports would bring a twist in terms of professional gaming in India. The report also added that this would create a pathway for other sports federations to try out esports and create a mark for India on a global platform. 

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