The Asian Games 2018 just officially finished. This year featured eSports as an exhibition. Here is the Asian Games 2018 eSports recap.
A total of six game competitions featured in the event which was co-organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) and the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC).
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor saw the dominance of the Chinese region as China PR grabbed the gold medal. Finishing second is Chinese Taipei followed by Vietnam.
Indonesia did not do well in this segment as they lost both the games they played against silver medalist Chinese Taipei and Thailand.
Ridel Yesaya Sumarandak from Indonesia was the only gold medalist for Indonesia during the eSports exhibition. He topped other top named countries.
He finished 1st place after defeating 2nd place China and 3rd place Vietnam.
League of Legends
Again, another top performance from China as they finished first place after defeating silver medalist South Korea. Chinese Taipei finished in third place.
Indonesia, on the other hand, did not do well as they got defeated in every single match they played.
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South Korea finished as the gold medalist in Starcraft II. They even eliminated silver medalist Chinese Taipei very fast during the finals.
Vietnam finished bronze and Indonesia failed to proceed to the second round as they lost 0-3 to semi-finalist Iran.
Despite not being the most popular competition, Hearthstone offered a lot of treat during the event. Indonesia, represented by Hendry ‘Jothree’ Handisurya was able to grab silver medal after a loss to Hong Kong.
India finished bronze after defeating Vietnam.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 concluded the last day of the 2018 Asian Games eSports exhibition. Japan went out to win gold after defeating India.
Vietnam finished bronze after defeating Malaysia.
So, that was the Asian Games 2018 eSports recap. Hope to see more games to be contested in the future.
Edited by Devi