The Asian Games, a continental multi-sport event held every four years, has included 7 Esports in the 19th Asian Games 2023.
The 19th Asian Games has been held at the China Hangzhou Esports Center in Hangzhou, China, from September 24 to October 2.
The 19th #Asian #Games in #Hangzhou, set to get underway in just a few days, marks the first time that #esports #events have been included in a major international sporting competition. Taking its cue from the #Asian #Games, the 3rd #Haikou E-Sports Open is set to kick off. pic.twitter.com/PP78T3KE4h— iHaikou (@iHaikou2023) September 20, 2023
This is the first time when the Asian Games features epsorts as a medal event.
After esports was introduced as a demonstration sport in 2018, it became the second major multi-sport event to do so after the SEA (South East Asian) Games in 2019.
There are seven esports medal events:
When E-Sports debuted in 2018 at the Asian Games, India won the Bronze but it wasn’t counted in the final medal tally.— Oaktree Sports (@OaktreeSport) September 24, 2023
This time, we are playing 4 E-Sports games. How many medals will we win in this edition of the Asian Games?#AsianGames #eSports #Cheer4India #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/1U30EAADat
India is taking part in the first four events:
There are total five rounds for the esports event.
Since India is taking part in just four esports events, here are the updates so far:
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On September 29, Dota 2 team will participate for the preliminary round.