18th December 2020, Mumbai: Esports India, a prominent member of the Global Esports Federation in collaboration with Football Freestyle India concluded its first online freestyle competition with live telecast on YouTube and Facebook on 13th December, 2020.
The competition attracted over 300 participants from every corner of the country to showcase their talent, amateur as well as professionals, out of which 100 athletes qualified. The preliminary qualification round was played on 11th and 12th December, 2020. Finally, 6 freestylers came out on top to play the final on 13th December.
“The success of the first ever online freestyle football competition was overwhelming and extremely encouraging. The talent of freestylers was truely of international level. We are optimistic about the future of eSports India and are looking forward to a revolution in sports.”, said Amit Gaikwad, President.
India’s top football freestyler Archis Patil, along with other prolific names from the circuit had joined the esteemed team of judges for this competition. Alankar Timber and Monish Nikam who also hold a world record conferred by the Guinness World Book of Records are lending their expertise and encouragement to all the athletes taking part making the event the first of its kind.
All the participants were awarded participation certificates, with the winners going away with cash prizes, medals and lots of confidence and encouragement. To sum it up the competition was a big success as it creates a solid foundation for more such freestyling tournaments to take place and promote the sport on a much larger scale in the country.
“The talent that India shows in freestyle football is promising on a global scale. Talent just needs the right platform that gives justice to their passion and that’s what ESPORTS INDIA has provided. We are sure to have many more freestyle stars in the upcoming years.”, said Archis Patil.
The competition is an extension of the mission started by the Global Esports Federation of trying to develop a community for esports in India, so as to encourage more and more athletes to take part and in turn become a part of a thriving global community