2022 Asian Games: National Esports Teams to be finalized by April

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2022 Asian Games is the biggest landmark for esports industry as eight different esports titles are selected as medal events at this prestigious tournament. As the event approaches, the national teams from each region will be confirmed soon. As per a recent announcement, the national representatives for each title would be decided by April 2022.

Esports is finally being recognized around the world as the future of sports competition and its inclusion with the traditional sports at Asian Games is one of the biggest achievements for this industry. 2022 Asian Games are to be hosted in Hangzhou, China in September 2022.

At the 2022 Asian Games, following esports titles will be included and each one will have its own national team:

  • Arena of Valor (Asian Games version)
  • Dota 2
  • Dream Three Kingdoms 2
  • EA Sports FIFA
  • Hearthstone
  • League of Legends
  • PUBG Mobile (Asian Games version)
  • Street Fighter V

The AESF will be employing special committees to ensure that each region will send its best representative at the Asian Games. A number of national competitions in the titles like League of Legends and PUBG Mobile will be hosted in the month of February and March and finally, the national esports teams for each region will be decided by April.

According to the RDAG(Road to Asian Games) timeline, the campaign was pitched in November and the official introduction of esports into Asian Games was announced on 14th January 2022.

Furthermore, the timeline states that National Team Selection will be done between February and April and from April to July, the ‘RDAG Regionals’ would be hosted to give the final seedings.

The final event will be hosted in China in September 2022 and will have all the national teams competing in their respective titles.

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