Asian Games 2023: India Eliminated From Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
The ongoing Asian Games 2023 has seen several sports as well as esports athletes from India participate. The multi-sport event is taking place in Hangzhou, China. Esports was the recent addition made to Asian games and India had sent a fifteen member squad to participate in various esports titles like League Of Legends, EA Sports FC Online, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and DOTA 2.
There are 15 nations competing in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition at the Hangzhou event and Ayan Biswas and Mayank Prajapati were the players who represented India.
Ayan Biswas and Mayank Prajapati were eliminated
India's Ayan Biswas clinched the top 16 place before suffering a tough defeat against Yeh Man Ho of Hong Kong. Mayank Prajapati also exited the tournament on the opening day.
Both Mayank (MiKeYROG) and Ayan (AYAN01) started the tournament from the Round of 32.
Ayan clinched a sensational victory and had started his campaign on a winning note by going 2-0 against Nguyen Khanh Hung Chau of Vietnam, but he went down in a hard-fought 1-2 defeat against Alrayfal Abdulrahman Salem A of Saudi Arabia in the Winners Bracket Round 1. He then beat Vietnam's Nguyen again for 2-0 in the Losers Bracket Round 2. However, he fell short against Yeh Man Ho of Hong Kong in the Losers Bracket Round 3 and bowed out of the tournament.
Mayank began his tournament against Rajikhan Talal Fuad T of Saudi Arabia and fought valiantly in a fiercely contested 1-2 defeat. He then endured another loss against Al-Mannai Abdulla of Qatar for 0-2 and exited the tournament.
Mayank Prajapati and Ayan Biswas are among the top Street Fighter V players in India. The duo was able to qualify for the Asian Games 2023 event after winning the National Esports Championship (NESC) organized by the Esports Federation of India.