Sep 10, 2021By: Marcia Sekhose
Esports will make its debut as a medal sport at the Asian Games 2022 with eight medal events and two demonstration events.
There will be a total of 24 medals to be awarded each title having a gold, silver and bronze medal.
Arena of Valor will have its own Asian Games version for the medal event. It’s a 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game by Tencent Games.
Dota 2 is another MOBA title chosen for the Asian Games 2022. It was released in 2013 by Valve and it’s a 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena with over a hundred characters to choose from.
Dream Three Kingdoms 2 is possibly one of the least popular games to make it to the Asian Games 2022. It’s also a MOBA title developed by Electronic Soul Games.
The Asian Games 2022 will also feature EA Sports FIFA branded soccer games. It isn’t confirmed which title will be played at the event.
Blizzard’s strategy card game Hearthstone will also be one of the medal events. It builds upon the Warcraft series with the same elements, characters and relics.
League of Legends is considered the most popular MOBA game right now. It was inspired by Defense of the Ancients, a custom map for Warcraft III.
Like Arena of Valor, PUBG Mobile will also have its own Asian Games version. It’s a multiplayer battle royale game available on Android and iOS.
Street Fighter V is the most recent title from the Street Fighter series. It’s a fighting game with over 40 characters to choose from.
AESF Robot Masters-Powered by Migu and AESF VR Sports-Powered by Migu will be played as demonstration events.