eSports becomes medal event at 2022 Asian Games

A League Of Legends world championship final in Paris, November 2019. eSports was included on the programme for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. — AFP

HONG KONG: eSports has been named as a full medal event for the 2022 Asian Games, in a major step towards the mainstream for a sport that has long harboured Olympic ambitions.

eSports and breakdancing were both included on the programme for the Games in Hangzhou, China, at the Olympic Council of Asia's general assembly in Muscat this week.

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