Hangzhou [China], September 24 (ANI): India's Charanjot Singh and Karman Tikka bowed out from the Asian Games after suffering a hard-fought defeat in the EA Sports FC Online on the opening day on Sunday.
According to the Esports Federation of India release, Charanjot suffered a 0:2 defeat to China's Liu Jiacheng in his opening game but bounced back strongly with three consecutive wins.
He won by 2:0 against Aristorenas Jorrel of the Phillipines, 2-1 against Alrowaihi RKM of Bahrain and 2-0 against Yessentayev Olzhas of Kazakhstan in the Losers Bracket Round 1, 2 and 3 respectively.
However, his campaign came to an end after enduring another 0-2 defeat against Liu Jiacheng of China in the Losers Bracket Round 4.
On the other hand, Karman went down fighting in a 1-2 loss against Faqeehi Abdulaziz Abdullatif of Bahrain in his tournament opener.
Similar to Charanjot, he too made a strong comeback by defeating Kiswani Abdelrahman of Palestine by 2-1 in the Losers Bracket Round 1 before going down by 1-2 against Aldhafiri Meshari of Kuwait in the Losers Bracket Round 2 to exit the competition. (ANI)