DOTA 2, one of India’s most iconic Esports titles, has been a central part of the country’s gaming community for years. Given how popular and successful it has become, it came as no surprise when the country won a historic bronze medal in the first Commonwealth Esports Championships in Birmingham last year. Now that DOTA 2 will be a recognised medal sport at the Asian Games, Indian DOTA 2 competitors are preparing for yet another historic achievement that could change the course of Indian eSports.
The Dynamic Unit
The Indian DOTA 2 squad comprises Krish Gupta, Abhishek Yadav, Shubham Goli, and Ketan Goyal and is captained by Darshan Bata. They won the Esports Federation of India’s (ESFI) National Esports Championships, which earned them a spot in the coveted Asian Games competition. These gifted athletes are carrying the hopes of the country on their shoulders as they compete against 17 other teams for a gold.
Darshan Bata – The Visionary Leader
Darshan Bata, a Mumbai native who goes by “A35,” is the captain of the Indian DOTA 2 team. He is 28 years old. Darshan is committed to guiding his team to success and is renowned for his keen strategic thoughts and knowledge. In 2019, he won the ESL India Premiership Fall Masters, Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup, and IGE South Asia Cup Online, thanks to his dedication to collaboration and continual progress. Darshan is motivated to make a name for himself on the worldwide stage and elevate India’s DOTA 2 squad to the top of the world rankings with his excellent in-game ranking of Immortal.
Krish Gupta – The Precision Navigator
Krish Gupta, a player from Pune, is well-known in the DOTA 2 community for his quick reactions and astute judgment. His squad won the ESL India Premiership 2019 Winter and Fall Masters League Finals under his outstanding leadership, and he furthered his worldwide recognition by taking home the titles of the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup 2019 and IGE South Asia Cup Online. Krish, who plays DOTA 2 as Immortal-60, is driven to encourage aspiring players by demonstrating how skill and perseverance can lead to gaming and real-life success.
Abhishek Yadav – The Rising Star
Abhishek Yadav, only 21 years old, is a rising star in Indian esports. At the Commonwealth Esports Championships, his impressive gaming prowess made India’s bronze medal possible. Abhishek, from New Delhi, has made his mark on Indian competitions by guiding his teams to victories at the ILG Delhi 2019 LAN Event, Cobx Master 2018 Delhi Qualifiers, and LOCO DOTA 2 Phase 1 in 2020. Abhishek wants to surpass his achievement in DOTA 2 and motivate the upcoming generation of gamers by replicating it in the world arena at the Asian Games.
Shubham Goli – The True Champion
Shubham Goli, a Solapur native, was essential in helping India win the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Esports Championship. Shubham, also known in-game as “Madness,” has wowed domestic and foreign audiences with his razor-sharp intuition and comprehensive knowledge of the game. Despite obstacles, he has won competitions like the ILG Pune Qualifiers in 2017 and 2018 and the Sabbatum Cup 2020. Shubham wants to solidify India’s dominance on the global stage and have a significant influence at the Asian Games as a vital member of the DOTA 2 team.
Ketan Goyal – The Veteran Gamer
Ketan Goyal is a seasoned gamer who has played DOTA 2 for years in India. His excellent in-game level of Immortal – level 650 in Asia at the age of 30 is rather remarkable. Ketan’s breakthrough came in the Free To Play Tournament 2014 when he led his side to win. He has won the Taiwan Excellence Cup, Indian Gaming Show, Dew Arena, and the ESL India Premiership, among many other competitions. Ketan hopes to leave a lasting impression and establish his status as a legendary character in Indian DOTA 2 as the Asian Games get near.
The hopes and dreams of their country lie on the shoulders of India’s DOTA 2 competitors as they prepare to compete at the Asian Games. The outstanding Indian DOTA 2 squad, captained by the visionary Darshan Bata, and featuring Krish Gupta, Abhishek Yadav, Shubham Goli, and Ketan Goyal, aims to make an everlasting impression on the world arena. Their trip marks a crucial turning point in Indian Esports history, motivating aspiring players and demonstrating that hard effort, talent, and teamwork can produce exceptional results in professional gaming.