Asian Games 2022 add esports as medal events – Why is this still a thing? – Esports.net News

Asian Games 2022 add esports as medal events – Why is this still a thing? – Esports.net News

The Asian Games 2022 will include Dota 2, LoL, Street Fighter, FIFA and four other esports titles as official sports. The announcement wasn’t just another publicity stunt for esports, but a “proud” moment for the gaming community as well. Those seeking to push recognition for esports as a sport finally achieved their goal. Esports titles will become medal events at next Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

Why does this matter? – Well ratings, advertisers and audience appeal.

Asian Games 2022

Asian Games 2022 and Esports

Dota 2 is one of the many Esports to be played at the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China. For other Esports enthusiasts, the list of esports titles includes League of Legends, FIFA, Street Fighter V, Arena of Valor Esports, Hearthstone and PUBG Mobile.

Frankly, the decision to include these esports titles came as no surprise, considering China’s push to create the capitol of esports and become the go to destination for esports events. Furthermore, it’s a play to draw in the younger generation’s to watch the Asian Games 2022 with the appeal of esports games. After the general lack of interest in the Olympics this year, and the overall decline in ratings for these sort of events over the past decade, it’s no surprise the Olympic Council of
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