The 2018 Asian Games introduced a new category in their competition, which involved the latest trend of this generation, the Esports genre.
The Asian Games, in partnership with Asian Electronic Sports Federation, is currently holding a live demonstration event for the world-renowned game League of Legends. There will be four phases for the whole tournament:
- Group Stage (A and B) – Best of 1 (BO1)
- Semi-Finals (1st and 2nd places of Group A and B) – Best of 3 (BO3)
- Finals – Best of 5 (BO5)
- Match for 3rd place -Best of 5 (BO5)
Participating countries include:
- Saudi Arabia
- Taipei (Taiwan)
For today’s matchups, China will be facing against Kazakhstan at 11:00 am (GMT +8), Saudi Arabia against Indonesia at 12:30 pm (GMT+8), and finally, China against Korea at 2:00 pm (GMT+8).
League of Legends is not the only Esports game to be featured at the 2018 Asian Games, a Clash Royale tournament will also be commencing at 3:45 pm (GMT+8) today after the LoL event.
To watch the Esports Demonstration Event, check out Sports5’s YouTube Livestream here: