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Video gaming is to be included at 2022 Asian Games

It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia. Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess. The Olympic Council of Asia says it will introduce esports to the official program of the Asian Games at Hangzhou, China. It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia. The OCA said the decision reflects “the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation among the youth.”

The council is collaborating with Alisports, a unit of China’s Alibaba Group, to bring esports to the games. No details were given on which video games would be included.(The Hindu)

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