Esports debut at Asian Games 2022: Here are eight games making it to the competition

Sep 10, 2021

By: Marcia Sekhose

Esports at Asian Games 2022

Esports will make its debut as a medal sport at the Asian Games 2022 with eight medal events and two demonstration events.

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24 medals up for grabs

There will be a total of 24 medals to be awarded each title having a gold, silver and bronze medal.

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Arena of Valor, Asian Games version

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.

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Dota 2

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.

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Dream Three Kingdoms 2

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.

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EA Sports FIFA branded soccer 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.

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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.

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League of Legends

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.

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PUBG Mobile, Asian Games version

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.

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Street Fighter V

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.

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Two demonstration events

AESF Robot Masters-Powered by Migu and AESF VR Sports-Powered by Migu will be played as demonstration events.

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