The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has announced the eight esports titles for the 19th Asian Games, held in Hangzhou, China, in September 2022. The Asian Games will feature esports for the first time as medal events.
The following are the eight titles:
- Arena of Valor Asian Games version
- Dota 2
- Dream Three Kingdoms 2
- EA Sports FIFA
- League of Legends
- PUBG Mobile Asian Games version
- Street Fighter V
- The Pro Evolution Soccer series
- Super Smash Bros
The Asian Games version of PUBG Mobile and Arena of Valor may be Chinese versions of the Peacekeeper and Honor of Kings. Hong Kong-based Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) will be the “technical delegate” for Asian Games, as revealed by the OCA. At the Asian Games 2022, AESF will manage and operate the esports competition.
Husain Al-Musallam, who happens to be the Director-General of the OCA, said, “We are hopeful that all the teams get sufficient time to equip and prepare themselves with this announcement.” “I think there will be a great competition between the teams with this announcement which the sports lovers will love.”
VR Sports and Robot Masters are the 2 new demonstration sports included in the Asian Games, as was announced by OCA. Migu will power these games, and AESF will be responsible for its organization.
However, such events appeared in the Asian Games before this also. As a demonstration sport, Esports was played at the Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia. Clash Royale, Pro Evolution Soccer, Arena of Valor, League of Legends, Hearthstone, and StarCraft II are the last Asian games featured. These Asian Games will mean that esports events will be held for the second time here. The 2019 Southeast Asian Games was the first time that teams competed for various games 2019.