The reigning national champion, Hemanth Kommu made his way into the Finals of 13th Esports World Championship (EWC) after a brilliant performance in the regional qualifiers. With a top-position finish in Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2021 in the South Asia Region, Hemanth also became the first Indian to seal a spot in the finals in the ongoing edition of the EWC.
The Vijayawada resident, who is currently pursuing his Masters from IIT Guwahati, was up against the athletes from Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Maldives and Sri Lanka in his respective South Asian Region at the regional qualifiers which were held online owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 24-year-old carried his winning form from the recent nationals into this prestigious event and showed an excellent display of strategic and skillful game. Kommu registered convincing victories against his opponents before securing himself a berth in the World Championship Finals, which are scheduled to take place offline in Eilat, Israel from 14th to 19th November.
“It’s a great feeling to represent India in the PES series, in a game which I have played since childhood. It was sheer dedication and hard work that resulted in me getting the spot in the finals of EWC 2021. It allowed me a chance to bring laurels to my country. The right mentality and proper grind towards the game makes everything possible and a sure-shot path to get the success,” an elated Kommu aka peshemak7 said after securing the finals berth at the World Championships.
A five-member team India CS:GO, comprising captain Ritesh Sarda, Shuvajyoti Chakraborty, Anshul Adardkar, Hrishikesh Shenoy, Harsh Jain, and Tekken 7 player Hitesh Khorwal will be seen in action in the regional qualifiers later as they will begin their quest for a place in the World Championship Finals on 5th October.The matches will be live streamed on the International Esports Federation’s official channels.
Esports Federation of India (ESFI) continued its partnership with Artsmith – Concepts & Visions, which continues its support as the communication partner for the prestigious EWC.
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