“Nations Cup” concluded with Kyrgyzstan taking home the trophy, India & Maldives were placed second and third respectively. “Nations Cup” (International Esports Championship) was presented by Service Export Promotion Council (SEPC) in association with Electronic Sports Federation of India (ESFI) from 26th – 28th November 2019 at Global Exhibition on Services (GES) 2019 at historical Palace Grounds in Bengaluru. It is India’s First esports championship under the aegis of any Government Body. “Nations Cup” had esports athletes from 8 National Esports Federations – Uzbekistan (Sanjar Usmanov), Kyrgyzstan (Samat Temirov), Nepal (Ayush Ranjit), Sri Lanka (, Maldives (Abdul Maseeh), Azerbaijan (Nicat), Vietnam (Truong Duc Hieu) and India (Moinuddin Amdani). Azerbaijan could not attend due to unavoidable technicalities. These Athletes were accompanied by respective national esports federation’s Presidents/General Secretaries.
“The Nations Cup was one of the key highlights of GES2019. Esports being presented at such a high profile event will open up multiple avenues for the Indian services industry in esports, gaming, animation, VFX, legal, event management said industry persons present during GES” – Ms. Sangeeta Godbole (Director General – SEPC)