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eSports players to go for gold at 2022 Asian Games

19th April 2017 7:55 am GMT

Reflecting the rapid development and popularity of the video game phenomenon, eSports is to become an official medal sport for the 2022 Asian Games in China.

It follows a strategic partnership between the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), one of the five continental associations recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and Alibaba Group’s Alisports.

Described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games, the Asian Games comprised of 54 sports at its most recent event [...]

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