Esports at the 2018 Asian Games

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Esports
at the 2018 Asian Games
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VenueBritAma Arena
Dates26 August – 1 September
Nations18
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Esports were featured at the 2018 Asian Games as a demonstration sport, meaning medals won in this sport would not be counted in the official overall medal tally. It was held from 26 August to 1 September 2018.[1] Six video games were featured in the demonstration event, Arena of Valor, Clash Royale, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Pro Evolution Soccer, and StarCraft II.[2]

Competition schedule[edit]

E Event
Date
Tournament
Sun
26
Mon
27
Tue
28
Wed
29
Thu
30
Fri
31
Sat
1
Arena of Valor E
Clash Royale E
Hearthstone E
League of Legends E
Pro Evolution Soccer E
StarCraft II E

Participating regions[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification for the six video game title events took place from 6–20 June 2018. Among 45 member nation invited, only 27 NOCs participated in the qualifiers. There were five qualification zones for the regional qualifiers (East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and West Asia) except for Arena of Valor which only had three regional qualifiers (East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia). Qualification took place either through online matches, offline competitions, or a mix of both formats. Indonesia qualifies for all titles automatically.[3]

Qualification berths[edit]

Title Hosts East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia Central Asia West Asia
Arena of Valor 1 3 3 1 0 0
Clash Royale 1 2 2 1 1 1
Hearthstone 1 2 2 1 1 1
League of Legends 1 3 1 1 1 1
Pro Evolution Soccer 1 2 2 1 1 1
Starcraft II 1 2 2 1 1 1

Qualified countries[edit]

Nations Arena of Valor Clash Royale Hearthstone League of Legends Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 StarCraft II
 China X X X
 Chinese Taipei X X X
 Hong Kong X X X X
 India X X X X
 Indonesia X X X X X X
 Iran X X
 Japan X X
 Kazakhstan X X X
 Kyrgyzstan X
 Laos X X
 Malaysia X
 Pakistan X
 Saudi Arabia X X X
 South Korea X X
 Sri Lanka X
 Thailand X X X
 Uzbekistan X
 Vietnam X X X X X X

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China2103
2 Indonesia1102
 South Korea1102
4 Hong Kong1001
 Japan1001
6 Chinese Taipei0213
7 Iran0101
8 Vietnam0044
9 India0011
Totals (9 nations)66618

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Clash Royale
details
Ridel Yesaya Sumarandak
 Indonesia
Huang Chenghui
 China
Huỳnh Đức Huy
 Vietnam
Hearthstone
details
Lo Tsz Kin
 Hong Kong
Hendry Koentarto Handisurya
 Indonesia
Tirth Mehta
 India
StarCraft II
details
Cho Seong-ju
 South Korea
Huang Yu-hsiang
 Chinese Taipei
Trần Hồng Phúc
 Vietnam
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
details
 Japan
Naoki Sugimura
Tsubasa Aihara
 Iran
Hassan Pajani
Reza Nobakhtsarkandi
 Vietnam
Lê Đoàn Thanh Tâm
Đỗ Thái Thiên Phúc
Arena of Valor
details
 China
Zhang Yuchen
Liu Mingjie
Pan Jiadong
Wang Tianlong
Xiang Yang
Xie Tao
 Chinese Taipei
Cheng Ming-jen
Cheng Yu-hsiang
Huang Chien-wei
Lin Chun-ting
Yen Hao-che
Chen Po-cheng
 Vietnam
Phạm Hồng Quân
Vương Trung Khiên
Trần Xuân Bách
Nguyễn Quân Nam
Trần Quang Hiệp
Nguyễn Trí Hùng
League of Legends
details
 China
Yan Junze
Liu Shiyu
Su Hanwei
Jian Zihao
Tian Ye
Shi Senming
 South Korea
Kim Ki-in
Go Dong-bin
Han Wang-ho
Lee Sang-hyeok
Park Jae-hyuk
Jo Yong-in
 Chinese Taipei
Hsieh Yu-ting
Wang You-chun
Huang Yi-tang
Lu Yu-hung
Hu Shuo-chieh
Chen Kuan-ting

References[edit]

  1. ^ Etchells, Daniel. "Schedule for Asian Games esports demonstration event released". Inside the Games. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ Gong, Zhe (5 June 2018). "Five Chinese sports champions try League of Legends, praising esports". CGTN. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ "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.

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