Esports Will Feature At 2022 Asian Games

Esports Will Feature At 2022 Asian Games

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) have announced esports will be an official medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

These games have seen a number of new and different sports trialled over the years, including board games, with surfing and skateboarding set to be added to next year’s games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

Esports will join the likes of athletics, football and rowing at the 2022 games, after featuring as a demonstration sport at the 2018 games and the OCA’s 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, in September.

Alisports, the sports arm of online company Alibaba group, will be working with the OCA in a strategic partnership to develop and market esports at the Hangzhou games.


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