OCA announces esports titles for 19th Asian Games

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has announced the titles for the debut of esports as an official medal sport at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou China in September 2022.

According to OCA, there will be eight medal events, plus two demonstration games. This announcement was made on the first day of the two-day Chefs de Mission Seminar video conference for the 19th Asian Games on September 8.

The Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) has been appointed Technical Delegate of the esports competition at the 19th Asian Games by the OCA. The AESF will be in charge of the qualifying competition and for the operation and management of the esport competition in Hangzhou.

The eight official events, and publishers are the following:

• Arena of Valor Asian Games Version
• Dota 2
• Dream Three Kingdoms 2
• EA SPORTS FIFA branded soccer games
• HearthStone
• 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

Note that esports was added to the Asian Games sports programme at the OCA General Assembly in Muscat, Oman on December 16, 2020. It was a demonstration sport at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia in 2018, meaning that medals did not count in the official medial rankings.

Source: OCA

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