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Top-seeded Indians Charanjot Singh and Karman Tikka bowed out of the Asian Games after suffering hard-fought defeats in the FC Online-4 match of the E-Sports event on Sunday. Charanjot Singh suffered a 0-2 defeat to China’s Liu Jiacheng in his opening match, but bounced back strongly with three straight wins. He won 2-0 against Aristorenas Jorrel of the Philippines, 2-1 against Alrowaihi RKM of Bahrain and 2-0 against Yessentayev Olzhas of Kazakhstan in Losers Bracket Round 1, 2 and 3 respectively.
But his campaign ended after enduring a 0-2 defeat against Liu Jiacheng of China in Losers Bracket Round 4.
On the other hand, fifth seed Karman Singh went down a struggling 1-2 to Faqeehi Abdulaziz Abdullatif of Bahrain in his tournament opener.
Like Charanjot, he also made a strong comeback by defeating Kiswani Abdelrahman of Palestine 2-1 in Losers Bracket Round 1, before going down 1-2 to Aldhafiri Meshari of Kuwait in Losers Bracket Round 2, to exit the competition.
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