Esports are being added to the Asian Games Schedule 2022 as an official medal occasion

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Those digital sport issues are being added to the Asian Game scheduled for 2022 as an official medal occasion, upsetting dads everywhere in the world. “Back in my day, sports were about physically exerting yourself,” says your dad, as he downs a pint of bitter and lazily throws one other dart on the board, lacking and embedding it into the wall. 

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This determination was made by the Olympic Council of Asia, in partnership with Alisports. The OCA president, HE Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, mentioned: “The Olympic Council of Asia has continuously been dedicated to the heritage, improvement and enchancment of Asian sports activities, and we’re extraordinarily happy in regards to the strategic partnership with Alisports.

“We stay up for additional collaboration with Alisports with regard to digital sports activities ideas together with sporting occasions.” 

Before their debut in 2022, esports will present up in a smaller occasion in September: the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. You’ll additionally be capable to see them on the 18th Asian Games in a small demonstration occasion in 2018. 

Why have they been added? Well, judging by the feedback of Alisports president Zhang Dazhong, it’s lots to do with cash. “Together we’ll work on offering the sponsors of the Asian Games with extra alternatives and maximising the market worth, in order that the OCA enjoys optimum advantages and benefits,” he mentioned. 

Cheers, Kotaku