The 19th Asian Games will be taking place in Hangzhou, China next year. And with that, the Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) has announced the esports titles that players will be competing in during the Games.
There are eight games to be featured during the 2022 Asian Games, and most of them are familiar names. They are Arena of Valor, Dota 2, Dream Three Kingdoms 2, FIFA, Hearthstone, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile and Street Fighter V.
Some of these are naturally team events, while others will see competitors represent their country individually. But for PUBG Mobile, which allows for both individual and team play, no details were shared as to which of the two options will be medal events.
Alongside the eight games that will be among the medal events, the 2022 Asian Games will also have two demo titles. They are Robot Masters and VR Sports. But being demo events means that these will not count towards the total medal tally at the end of the Asian Games.
The 2022 Asian Games will also be the first to actually have esports titles as medal events. The last time the Games were held in Indonesia back in 2018, esports were only delegated to the demo events, medals from which do not add to a country’s total tally.