Esports at the 2018 Asian Games – Pro Evolution Soccer

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Pro Evolution Soccer
at the 2018 Asian Games
VenueBritAma Arena
Dates1 September
Competitors16 from 8 nations
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 

The Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) tournament at the 2018 Asian Games was an eSports demonstration event that contested on 1 September 2018.[1] The Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 was the specific PES title used for the event.


Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 qualification for the East Asia zone was determined through an offline competition in Changzhou, China while the qualification for the rest of the zones were determined through online matches.[2] Indonesia as hosts automatically qualifies .[3]

Means of qualification Venue Vacancies Qualifier
Host country N/A 1  Indonesia
East Asia Qualifier China Changzhou 2  Japan
 Hong Kong
Southeast Asia Qualifier Online 2  Vietnam
South Asia Qualifier 1  India
Central Asia Qualifier 1  Kazakhstan
West Asia Qualifier 1  Iran

Regional qualification[edit]

  1. ^ Goal difference: Vietnam (+12), Malaysia (+1), and Thailand (–7)


Each nations was represented by two players.[4]

 Hong Kong  India  Indonesia  Iran
  • Ng Chor Kwan (Charles_ng)
  • Lam Wing Cheung (gugulam)
  • Ankur Diwakar (Volleybird0_0)
  • Navaneetha Krishnan Ananda Murugan (navram9677)
  • Setia Widianto
  • Elga Cahya Putra
  • Hassan Pajani (Hasan_Pes)
  • Reza Nobakhtsarkandi (PunisherNB)
 Japan  Kazakhstan  Malaysia  Vietnam
  • Naoki Sugimura (SOFIA)
  • Tsubasa Aihara (Leva)
  • Utepov Rinat (Rinat_Aktau)
  • Kanysh Abykenov (kanysh86)
  • Mohamad NorHaikal bin Mohamad Noh (alpha_gaming07)
  • Muhamad Khairul bin Abdul Aziz (hanglejen)
  • Le Doan Thanh Tam (FigoVN)
  • Do Thai Thien Phuc (thienPhuc1191)


The format used in this tournament are best of three with single round robin in the group stage and single elimination in knockout stage. The highest two of each group will advance to semifinals.[5] The best of three series consists of the following: 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, and a second 1 vs 1.[4]

9 in-game clubs are available for selection for competitors of the PES tournament. In a best of three series between two nations, each side cannot select the same in-game club more than once. Two nations cannot play the same in-game club against each other in a single match. In the event that the two sides choose the same club, a referee shall make a coin toss to decide which team shall change their selection.[4]

Available in-game clubs


Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GD PTS
1  Iran 3 3 0 18 9
2  Malaysia 3 2 1 4 6
3  Hong Kong 3 1 2 –3 3
4  Kazakhstan 3 0 3 –19 0

Teams shaded in blue advanced to the knockout stage.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GD PTS
1  Japan 3 3 0 24 9
2  Vietnam 3 2 1 13 6
3  Indonesia 3 1 2 –6 3
4  India 3 0 3 –31 0

Teams shaded in blue advanced to the knockout stage.

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finalsGold Medal Game
1 September - BritAma Arena
1 September - BritAma Arena
1 September - BritAma Arena
Bronze Medal Game
1 September - BritAma Arena


Rank Team
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Japan
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Iran
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Vietnam
4  Malaysia


  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. ^ "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. ^ a b c "18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Pro Evolution Soccer". Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  5. ^ "AESF: Road to Asian Games 2018".