Esports will make its formal competition debut at the Asian Games in 2023 after being showcased at the previous iteration.
Seven separate esports titles will be up for grabs. DOTA 2, EA Sports FC 24 (formerly called FIFA Online 4), League of Legends (LoL), and Street Fighter V: Champion Edition (SFV) are the four tournaments in which India is scheduled to compete.
EA Sports FC 24 (formerly FIFA Online 4)
EA Sports FC 24 is a virtual football game where players control teams made up of real-world football players. It is similar to playing a real football match, but on a console where you control the players and their actions.
Two players play against each other in a match that lasts almost 15 minutes with a halftime break in between and the player with the most goals scored wins. Players can select any players who are currently playing or legends from the past to play in their customised team.
The player has to make multiple strategies for different formations and select the right players to defend, pass, and attack with precision in order to prevail. Players have fixed ratings given by the game’s publishers according to their performances in real life and the pace of a player is the key factor as everyone usually prefers faster players to help them win.
League of Legends
League of Legends is a team-based strategy game where each player controls a powerful fantasy character. Two teams battle against each other across a map and work together to defeat their opponents by taking down their base.
The first team to destroy a structure known as the Nexus, lying at the back of each team’s base, wins the match.
There are five positions in a team as follows:
Players who win gold on the map can use it to buy items from a shop located at the fountain. Items include everything from armour to magic resistance, attack damage to speed, and ability power. Players can carry six items at a time.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
Street Fighter V is a one-on-one fighting game where players choose a unique character with special moves and abilities. They face off against each other in exciting battles, much like a martial arts tournament.
Players can select any character they like out of the 40 available, each of which has its own abilities. They have to build combos and strategies to master attack and defence in order to defeat their opponents.
A Street Fighter V match usually lasts between 1-2 minutes and comes to an end when one of the players defeats their opponents in two rounds.
DOTA 2, which stands for Defense of the Ancients 2, is another team-based strategy game. There are two teams of five players each who are tasked with destroying the enemy’s Ancient, which is the central structure in their base, and protecting their own.
Players in the game take control of a hero — each with their own unique set of attributes, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses — and must team up to get strong enough to take down their Ancient. An average DOTA 2 match lasts between 30-40 minutes.
A Lane is one of three paths connecting the two Ancients and there are three lanes: Top lane, which runs along the left and top edges of the map, Middle or mid lane, where the lane creeps clash in the river and Bottom or bot, which runs along the bottom and right edges of the map.
There are five main roles in Dota 2 as follows:
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