The eSports titles to become medal events in the 2019 SEA GamesPosted on: Dec 21, 2018 By smartlaunch in News and trends,
Dota 2, Starcraft II, Tekken 7, Arena of Valor, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang have been officially shortlisted as the esports titles to become medal events in the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
The lineup was announced by the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) and gaming hardware company Razer, who have partnered to bring esports to the SEA Games. The esports titles included have been split evenly between the three major gaming platforms; the PC, console, and mobile.
Six gold medals for the esports titles will be awarded in the games. Mobile Legends was the first title that was announced to be included in the SEA Games back in November. Dota 2 and Starcraft II will be for the PC, while Mobile Legends and Arena of Valor will be for mobile. As for the console, only Tekken 7 has been announced thus far. The sixth and final game for the platform is set to be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2019 SEA Games will mark the first time that esports will be a medal event in a major sports competition. The esport athletes for each participating country will be chosen through qualifying tournaments and there will be no direct invites for established esport athletes. The 2019 SEA Games will take place next year from November 30 to December 11.
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