Esports is once again included in the upcoming 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Cambodia next year. The list of the official game titles were posted last September 7 in the Facebook page of E-Sports Federation Cambodia.
The game titles for the esports events are as follows:
There will be a men & women’s division for League of Legends: Wild Rift, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. In the last 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, it was only League of Legends: Wild Rift that had a women’s division. AK2 and PUBG Mobile will have individual and team events.
The previous SEA Games already saw the likes of PUBG Mobile, Wild Rift, MLBB, and Cross Fire while AK2 will be making its debut in the 32nd SEA Games. Only MLBB has been in all SEA Games which hosted esports events.
Esports was first introduced in the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines where the featured game titles were Dota 2 (PC), Starcraft II (PC), Hearthstone (PC), Tekken 7 (Console), Arena of Valor (Mobile), and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (Mobile). The Philippines bagged the gold medals for Dota 2, MLBB, and Starcraft II and bagged silver and bronze medals in Tekken 7. In the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam, the Philippines bagged the gold medals for MLBB with Blacklist International and League of Legends: Wild Rift (Women’s division) with Grindsky Eris.
The 2023 SEA Games will be on May 5 to 16 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.