Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

Team Top-G won the National Esports Championships (NESC) 2023, hosted by the Esports Federation of India (ESFI), showcasing outstanding coordination and fantastic skill, and earned a spot in the regional qualifiers for the Global Esports Games (GEG) 2023. To earn a spot in the global finals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the squad must now compete against Malaysia and Mongolia.

Both teams battled hard in the opening game of the championships, but Top-G prevailed 51–32 to take the lead. However, the second game was incredibly lopsided, as Top-G easily defeated The Mob 24-6 to win the title. Vishal and Ketan, two of the team's most well-known players, were additionally members of the legendary DOTA 2 squad that won the bronze medal in the Commonwealth Esports Championships in 2022.

Captain of Top-G, Manav Kunte stated after the thrilling win, “Winning the NESC 2023 for the second time this year is a surreal feeling. Securing our spot in the regional qualifiers for GEG23 is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and skill set of every team member. We want to express our gratitude to ESFI for providing the platform for us to represent India on the global stage and we are determined to make our nation proud."

On September 9, the national qualifiers for DOTA 2 will end, and the qualifiers for eFootball 2023 and Street Fighter 6 will begin. The NESC'23 will use a double-elimination style of play. 

The Global Esports Games 2023 (GEG23) are planned for December 11–16 and will include DOTA 2, Street Fighter, eFootball 2023, and PUBG Mobile as the four main games. All competitors must be older than 18 to ensure a fair and competitive atmosphere. DOTA 2, eFootball 2023, and Street Fighter 6 are the three games in the Open category in which India will compete.