2018 Asian Games: League of Legends, PES, Starcraft II... Headline Esports Titles
Jun 07 2018
The Asian Esports Federation (AeSF) have confirmed the titles that'll be included at the 2018 Asian Games, with Pro Evolution Soccer, League of Legends and Starcraft II on the agenda.
As reported by Matthew Chan of IGN, the Olympic Council of Asia had confirmed esports would be included at the upcoming Games and at the competition in 2022 as a demonstration sport.
Aside from the trio of games mentioned, prizes will also be up for grabs in Hearthstone, Clash Royale and Arena of Valor. The 2018 Games will begin on August 18 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.
The Asian Games is a continental multi-sport event held every four years amongathletes from all over Asia. The event is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympics
The five Asian Games Regional Qualifiers will take place during June and will invite 45 nations & regions to each field a team of five players. The qualifier process will narrow down the field to eight teams that will advance to the Asian Games.
- The host nation of Indonesia will receive an automatic invitation to the games.
- Winners of the South East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, & West Asia (as defined by the Olympic Council of Asia) qualifiers will each receive an invitation to the games.
- Due to the highly competitive nature of East Asia Qualifier - which includes China, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau, & Japan - the top three teams will receive invitations to the games.