With only 10 days to go, Jordan has revealed the pioneering eSports team who will take part in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
The groundbreaking team of five will be sailing unchartered waters by becoming the first national team to compete under the Jordan flag, after eSports was included as a demonstration event in Ashgabat.
And with the support of the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) they are starting with ambition after opening a special training centre at Al Hussein Business Park last week.
The team of Abdullah Jaradat, Abdulfatah Al Shroof, Ali Nidal, Amer Jaradeh, Anas Herzallah and Mohammad Khalil are being coached by Mohammad Zahran and will compete in DOTA 2, a game of two teams, each one including five players with the onus on both attack and defend.
“The training is going very well," said Zahran.
“The new centre makes life a lot easier for us to get together and creates a lovely atmosphere for the lads to get on with each other and work as a team."
Zahran pointed out that the team players are highly regarded in the game and are established on the world scene for DOTA2, and expect to compete well in Turkmenistan.
With eSports likely to join more multi-sport events, including the Olympic Games, the JOC has decided to create a temporary eSports Committee which will help the sport to grow over the coming months and years.
Jordan is heading to Ashgabat 2017 with over 100 athletes who will compete in 13 of the 21 sports on offer.