Get your console out and start grinding: Esports in Asian Games 2022
On November 5, the Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee announced to the public that eSports was officially listed as a competition item in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will produce competition medals and announced eight eSports competition subheads. This marks that eSports is really incorporated into the competition system by international competitions and becomes a widely recognized competitive sport.
This news has excited countless eSports fans around the world. The committee took into account the “rapid development and popularity of this new form of sport participation”, announced the OCA. One factor behind the OCA’s initiative is likely to be a partnership with Alisports, a subsidiary of the Chinese communications giant Alibaba, which is also a major sponsor of the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ). At first it was not known which video games will be included in the program.
Esports in Asian Games 2018 encouraged Indian Gamers to work hard
Esports at Asian Games 2018, Jakarta! The year 2018 was a revolutionary year as it featured six different esports for the first time in the History of international games. Tirth Mehta from India had made the country proud by winning the bronze medal in the HearthStone demonstration event at the 2018 Asian Games. In recent years, the sporting concept of eSports has been gaining momentum, and eSports projects are constantly “evolving” to align with traditional sports, and the integration of eSports and sports has become a major trend. What is reflected behind this is the reality of the rapid growth of the influence of eSports.
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In eSports, individual players or teams usually compete on game consoles or on the Internet. The growth market is large, in 2016 more than half a billion euros were sold worldwide. The number of esports players in Asia is estimated at 350 million.
Esports in Asian games 2022 with 8 popular Titles
The Asian Olympic Committee, organizer of the Asian Games, has confirmed that there will be a total of 8 titles that will compete for official medals, like any other traditional sport:
- Arena of Valor (Honor of Kings, in its Chinese version)
- Dota 2
- Dream three kingdoms 2
- EA Sports FIFA
- League of Legends
- PUBG Mobile (Peacekeeper Elite, in its Chinese version)
- Street fighter v
The Asian Olympic Council (in charge of organizing the event under the supervision of the IOC, has been relying on esports for years at both the Asian Games and the Asian Winter Games and is now redoubling its bet with the medal table in the main event, leaving the organization of the tournaments in the hands of the Federation of Electronic Sports of Asia.