first esports competition kicks off at asian games in turkmenistan
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 07:25:12
Arab Today, arab today

First eSports competition kicks off at Asian games in Turkmenistan

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today First eSports competition kicks off at Asian games in Turkmenistan

The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat kicked off its first ever eSports
Ashgabat - Arab Today

The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat kicked off its first ever eSports competition as global interest surges in video games as a spectator sport.

The inclusion of eSports as a demonstration sport in the event hosted by the isolated Central Asian state ushers in a "new era in gaming," the games' organisers said on its website.

The eSports competition features multiplayer tournaments of four popular computer games: Hearthstone, StarCraft II, Dota 2 and the King of Fighters XIV.

Electronic sports is making its debut at the games, which has a focus on martial arts popular in Asia such as jujitsu and taekwondo as well as on weightlifting and wrestling.

Teams from 10 countries including host Turkmenistan, China, Vietnam and the Philippines are competing in eSports at the games.

Electronic sports is a booming industry worth billions of dollars and played by hundreds of millions of people around the world. It will also be a full medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in China.

The newly elected president of the Asian eSports Federation Kenneth Fok said in Ashgabat this month that he is seeking Olympic status for the discipline.

But many traditional sporting bodies -- including the International Olympic Committee (IOC) -- have been cool on its claims to be a genuine sport

Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

first esports competition kicks off at asian games in turkmenistan first esports competition kicks off at asian games in turkmenistan

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

first esports competition kicks off at asian games in turkmenistan first esports competition kicks off at asian games in turkmenistan

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 09:32 2018 Wednesday ,12 December

Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains ex-Canadian diplomat

GMT 09:12 2018 Wednesday ,12 December

Ford trains 1,600 motorists in Mideast, Africa in 2018

GMT 09:24 2018 Wednesday ,12 December

LuLu supports KFUPM Rectors Cup marathon

GMT 16:16 2018 Friday ,07 December

Amr Diab, Myriam Fares at Al Maryah Island NYE party

GMT 09:49 2017 Wednesday ,27 December

Fares Karam will not participate in Qatar’s concert

GMT 13:20 2018 Wednesday ,03 October

Alessandra Ambrosio in Dubai for World of Fashion

GMT 18:22 2017 Monday ,27 November

Libyan army orders the arrest of any user of firearms

GMT 15:46 2018 Wednesday ,12 December

Festive Fashion by Dubai-based designer ASMARAÏA

GMT 08:17 2017 Monday ,06 November

Actress Saba Mubarak happy for her new film
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday