Esports to debut at 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia

Esports finally get to feature in 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

    2018/07/20

NSFW    JAKARTA — Competitive gamers, rejoice! Esports is finally getting included in the Asian Games for the first time since it started.

Esports, or electronic competitive gaming, was recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee in November, Reuters reports.

Esports has over 250 million players around the world, and a growing market worth a billion dollars a year.

The 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, held from August 18 to September 2, will only feature esports as a demonstration event, but it's set to debut as a medal event at the 2022 games in Hangzhou, China.

Six game titles have been confirmed for the 2018 roster: League of Legends, Hearthstone, Pro Evolution Soccer, Starcraft II, Clash Royale, and Arena of Valor.

Twenty-seven countries and regions had signed up for the Qualifier Competitions from June 6 to 20. Matches were held online and offline in in Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh, and Changzhou.
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