AESF will launch Road to Asian Games program to identify the best of talent to represent India at the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou, China. The 19th Asian Games 2022 will be held in Hangzhou, China in the month of September 2022. The Olympic Council of Asia has announced the gaming titles for the eSports in Asian Games 2022, which will be an official medal sport. There will be a total of two demonstration games and eight eSports medal events in the tournament. The introduction of eSports in Asian Games 2022 reflects the huge popularity of gaming among Asian countries. To identify the best of talent AESF will soon launch a program. Let’s know everything about it.
The Director General of the OCA, Mr. Husain Al-Musallam, said: “We hope that this announcement allows all participating teams ample time to prepare and equip themselves ahead of the qualifying stages. I believe we have ticked all the right boxes ensuring a high level of competition that promises great viewing for enthusiasts and casuals alike. We at the OCA are looking forward to working closely with our friends at the Asian Electronic Sports Federation and the Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee to ensure successful execution of the esports event at the 2022 Asian Games.”
Mr Lokesh Suji, Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF) on this announcement
“Finally, we are here with esports at the Asian Games’22; 8 esports titles means 24 medals. For titles like Hearthstone; EA FIFA, DOTA2, League of Legends, Street Fighter, we have very strong chances of winning Medals for India; Tirth Mehta who got bronze medal last time (2018), will be able to convert that bronze to a Gold this time. We will soon launch the “Road to Asian Games” program in line with AESF, to identify the best of the talent and train them for the main event at Hangzhou, China in September 2022.”