Thumbs-up for electronic sports at the 2022 Asian Games

19 April, 2017, 11:04 | Author: Randy Kelley
  • E-sports to become a medal event in 2022 Asian Games

Computer gaming will be a medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games after the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) signed an agreement with Alisports, the sports wing of Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba. 10,000 athletes participated at the most recent Asian Games in 2014.

The list of games that will be included in the 2022 competition hasn't been revealed.

The Asian Games is seen as the second-largest sporting event in the world behind the Olympics.

The Olympic Council of Asia says it will introduce esports to the official program of the Asian Games at Hangzhou, China.

E-Sports has already been added as a demonstration sport at the OCA's 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, scheduled to take place this September. The OCA divides Asia into six regions: West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, East Asia and Oceania (only for AIMAG).

Jacques Rogge, then International Olympic Committee pres., and OCA pres. Sheikh Ahmad go head to head at the Asian Games in Doha, 2006.

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There will an eSports demonstration at next year's Asian Games in Jakarta. "It's stagnated and it's necessary to re-energise the sports programme". The WESG is expected to be one of the highest-paying e-sports tournaments in the world.

The partners have said by 2022, e-sports will become an official medal sport. They've already partnered with the worldwide e-Sports Federation, known as the IESF, and are known as the hosts of the World Electronic Sports Games, which is a multi-game tournament that pays out $5.5m in prize money.

ESports generated $493m in revenue with a global audience of about 320m people in 2016, the market research firm Newzoo reported previous year.

Citing global research firm Newzoo, esports revenues reached $463 million past year, with expectations of sales to reach $1.1 billion worldwide by 2019.

Sales are predicted to rise to £553million in 2017, with 15 per cent of revenue coming from China alone.


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