Esports in a major Sports event is slowly (but surely) becoming a reality!
We may not have to wait till 2022 to see Esports titles headlining major sports events as the next South East Asian Games might just include Esports! In a post by former senator and now chairman of the SEA Games organizing committee, it has been revealed that talks between the organizing body and major gaming brands are definitely ongoing and are pushing towards including Esports games in the 2019 SEA Games.
In the post, Cayetano reveals that the latest to present and talk about Esports in front of the 2019 SEA Games committee is none other than Min Liang Tan, CEO of one of the most popular gaming brands all over the world, Razer. While the full detail of the presentation is not revealed, there really is a huge chance that the 2019 SEA Games might include Esports, especially now that the SEA region has been recently making waves in the Esports scene with the recent achievements of teams like TNC Pro Team and Mineski.
Despite lagging behind most gaming regions for a long time, South East Asia has been recently making major waves in the global Esports scene over the past few years with achievement after achievement being earned by homegrown teams within the region. Regular appearances at international events that include, not only Dota 2, but also popular Esports genres such as shooting titles like the CrossFire Stars, and the Point Blank International Championship are proof to the skill range of not just Filipinos but also the rest of SEA players when it comes to Esports and putting them in the spotlight at the coming 2019 SEA Games might just help boost the scene more and will definitely be a milestone in global Esports history.
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