Olympic Council of Asia announces Esports as official medal of Asian Games 2026

The Olympic Council of Asia has announced that e-sports will continue to be present and be official medal at the upcoming Asian Games. of Aichi/Nagoya in Japan 2026after the Asian Games in Hangzhou 2023.

In general, the Aichi/Nagoya Asian Games will feature 41 sports.including the 32 sports that will be present at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, in addition to esports. The competition will be held in Nagoya, Japan, from September 19 to October 4, 2026.

It is unclear which titles from the esports sector will participate in the 2026 Asian Games, but it is most likely that games popular in Japan or developed by Japanese publishers, such as Capcom’s Street Fighter series, will feature prominently.

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Street Fighter V has been one of the esports titles selected for the Hangzhou 2023 Asian Games, along with. League of Legends, Dota 2, Three Dream Kingdoms, Honor of Kings, Peacekeeper Elite, PUBG Mobile., Arena of Valor y FIFA Online 4. The competition will be held from September 23 to October 8 of this year.

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