Esports to become a medal sport in 2022 Asian Games

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It was announced Monday by The Olympic Council of Asia that esports will be a medal sport in the 2022 Asian Games. The 2022 Asian games will take place in September of 2022 in Hangzhou, China.

Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, President of OCA stated, "The Olympic Council of Asia has constantly been committed to the heritage, development and improvement of Asian sports, and we are extremely pleased about the strategic partnership with Alisports. "We look forward to further collaboration with Alisports in regards to digital sports concepts along with sporting events."

Esports will grow from being a demonstration sport in the 2018 Asian Games to being a medal sport in the 2022 Asian Games.