E-sports will be an official medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, because of a new strategic partnership between the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Alisports, which will be owned by the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.
Alibaba chief Zhang Dazhong’s company has invested millions in esports and spent some time working using the OCA to own video that is competitive included in the Asian Games.
This means alongside the procession that is usual of, triathletes and ping-pong players would have been a brand new strain of ‘cyber-athlete’ furiously pounding their joy-pads as they vie for gold in League of Legends, Dota 2 and Fifa.
The Asian games has long been ground that is fertile experimenting with more unconventional activities. Within the full years, there have, for example, been medals for contests in body-building, bridge and board games.
There was also something called ‘dancesport,’ along with the popular southern game that is indian of,’ by which participants try to run past their opponents while holding their breath and repeatedly chanting ‘kabaddi, kabaddi, kabaddi.’ And yes, that last one is real, we promise.
Beyond the Fringe
But the truth is, esports isn’t any longer a fringe ‘sport’ like a few of the above. This is a spectator event that frequently fills arenas. Recent research revealed that esports can be as popular a viewing practice among American male millennials as ba Daha fazla hakkındaEsports Included as Official Medal Event at 2022 Asian Games oku