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The 4th National Esports Championship is wrapped up on a high note on Friday. Hundreds of esports lovers and enthusiasts were live witnesses to eventful four days of intense battles, adrenaline-fueled clashes and camaraderie. 

Winners of the national championship will qualify for the upcoming 16th World Esports Championship 2024 due to be held in Riyadh from November 11.

Speaking to NepalMinute, the President of the NESA, Suraj Dangol said: “We got way more excitement in the gamers and people in general in this year’s tournament.”

He added: “Around 1000 players participated in the tournament fo six titles and we are also getting a huge following and viewership across several platforms.” 

Gamer Sameer Gurung secured the title for eFootball on Wednesday.

The 4th championship staged female gamers for the first time. Mobile Legends Bang Bang (MLBB) Female title was bagged by Team Limelights on Thursday. 

“It was heartening to see female players actively participating in high-voltage competitions,” said Dangol.

Team Limelight won the national qualifiers for MLBB-Female. Photo: NESA

“We all know women play various games online but participating as a team in the national qualifiers has certainly boosted other female players to come to the world of esports,” he added.


Trained to Kill (T2K) clinched another finale of MLBB open on Thursday.

IIMS E-warriors secured a triumphant win in the Dota 2 whereas 4merical Esports won the CSGO2 title on Thursday.


On Friday, the final day of the event, Team Leo won the title of PUBG Mobile defeating 169 participating teams.

NESA President Dangol, who a year ago told NepalMinute that the Esports in Nepal was in its infancy, sounded visibly upbeat this time around. “Nepali Esports is creating a buzz, we have shown, we can successfully do the LAN event another time.”

The winning team in this national tournament will advance to the Asia and Oceania Regional Qualifiers in which 41 countries will compete in China in mid-June. 

Dongol and the team is hopeful, the early qualifiers mean, the teams representing Nepal will get time to prepare for the international tournament.

Also read: Mayor Balen's PUBG connection

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