Esports at the 2018 Asian Games – Arena of Valor tournament

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Arena of Valor
at the 2018 Asian Games
VenueBritAma Arena
Dates26 August
Competitors40 from 8 nations
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
2022 →

The Arena of Valor tournament at the 2018 Asian Games was an eSports demonstration event that contested on 26 August 2018.[1] The Arena of Valor tournament gold medal was won by China beating Taiwan in the grand final. Vietnam was awarded the bronze medal.[citation needed]


Arena of Valor qualification matches took place offline in Hong Kong.[2] Indonesia as hosts automatically qualifies while India as the sole participating team in the South Asia Qualifier qualifies without playing a single match.[3]

Means of qualification Vacancies Qualifier
Host country 1  Indonesia
East Asia Qualifier 3  Chinese Taipei
 Hong Kong
Southeast Asia Qualifier 3  Vietnam
South Asia Qualifier 1  India

Regional qualification[edit]

A round robin format was used for the qualification tournaments.[3]

  1. ^ Head to head: Laos wins over the Philippines
  2. ^ Head to head: Malaysia wins over Singapore


The format used in this tournament was best of three, double-elimination.[4]

  First Round     Second Round     Third Round     Semifinal     Final
  Winner's Bracket
  1  Hong Kong 2  
  2  Laos 0    
       Hong Kong 1  
       Vietnam 2    
  3  Vietnam 2          
  4  India 0        
       Vietnam 1            
       China 2              
  5  Indonesia 0              
  6  Chinese Taipei 2                
       Chinese Taipei 0          
       China 2        
  7  Thailand 0          
  8  China 2          China 2
       Chinese Taipei 0
  Loser's Bracket      
   Laos 2        
   India 0      Hong Kong 2        
     Laos 0          
       Hong Kong 0        
   Indonesia 1          Chinese Taipei 2      Vietnam 0    
   Thailand 2      Chinese Taipei 2          Chinese Taipei 2  
     Thailand 1  


Rank Team
1st place, gold medalist(s)  China
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Chinese Taipei
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Vietnam
4  Hong Kong


  1. ^ Etchells, Daniel. "Schedule for Asian Games esports demonstration event released". Inside the Games. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "AESF announced results of the Regional Qualifier Competitions for the Asian Games 2018". Asian Electronic Sports Federation. 22 June 2018. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "AESF Game Result" (PDF). Asian Electronic Sports Federation. 11 July 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  4. ^