19th Asian Games 2022 will feature 8 video games as medal events. The 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, which will be held in 2022, will include eSports as a medal event, which might be regarded as a watershed moment for the gaming industry. The medals won in eSports events will be added to the total number of medals won by the various countries competing in the games.
The titles for the debut of esports as an official medal sport at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in September 2022 were announced by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). Eight medal events will be held, as well as two demonstration games, demonstrating the popularity and progress of electronic sports in China and Asia. On the first day of the two-day Chefs de Mission Seminar video conference for the 19th Asian Games, on Wednesday, September 8, the game titles were announced.
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19th Asian Games 2022 will feature 8 video games as medal events: Here is the list of Esports games
- Arena of Valor Asian Games Version
- Dota 2
- Dream Three Kingdoms 2
- EA SPORTS FIFA branded soccer games
- League of Legends
- PUBG Mobile Asian Games Version
- Street Fighter V
The two demonstration events are:
- AESF Robot Masters-Powered by Migu
- AESF VR Sports-Powered by Migu
Every eSport, in an ideal world, would be treated in the same way as individual sports are approached. Along with the players, the country will need to send a support crew. Medical personnel, psychologists, coaches, and analysts should all be part of this support group.
Given that eSports in India is still in its infancy, expecting widespread support is unreasonable. The difficulties are not solely financial; most eSports now have a critical shortage of skilled coaches.
In the run-up to the Asian Games in 2022, it would be more realistic to expect that athletes will be supplied with basic support, such as a team principal or manager to handle logistics, so that they may focus completely on playing at their best during the competition.