2018 Asian Games: League of Legends, PES, Starcraft II Headline Esports Titles

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistMay 14, 2018

A man has his photo taken at the one-year countdown clock to the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Indonesia started the countdown clock Friday as it races to complete venues to host the games that it hopes will showcase the archipelago as a leading nation in the region and boost its perennially light medal total. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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The Asian Esports Federation (AeSF) have confirmed the titles that'll be included at the 2018 Asian Games, with Pro Evolution Soccer, League of Legends and Starcraft II on the agenda.

As reported by Matthew Chan of IGN, the Olympic Council of Asia had confirmed esports would be included at the upcoming Games and at the competition in 2022 as a demonstration sport.

Aside from the trio of games mentioned, prizes will also be up for grabs in Hearthstone, Clash RoyaleΒ andΒ Arena of Valor. The 2018 Games will begin on August 18 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

Per Chain, while the titles have been confirmed, the AeSF have not yet provided any further details in regards to how competitors can qualify for a space in the tournament.


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