2022 Asian Games, Hangzhou, China.
GridGames.ID – The Asia Esports Federation (AESF) has officially announced that esports will be a sport at the 2022 Asian Games.
This information was conveyed through the decision of the 39th Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) general assembly which was attended by AESF President Kenneth Fok and AESF Director Sebastian Lau.
In the trial process which was held online, the AESF explained the development of esports in the Asian region.
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The trend and influence of esports from year to year is said to continue to increase.
The plan is that esports will also be distributed to all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in Asia to become sporting events on a regional scale.
OCA President, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah promised to work closely with AESF to continue promoting esports throughout the Asian region.
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Unfortunately, the trial did not mention whether esports would become an official sport or just a demonstration.
However, according to the latest report South China Morning Post, esports will become an official sport.
This was known through an upload on the Weibo account of the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (HAGOC), Wednesday (16/12).