Southeast Asian Games announces 2021 esports competitions including women’s Wild Rift tournament

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The Vietnam Recreational and Electronic Sport Association (VIRESA) has announced the official esport titles that will be included at the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

The event will feature ten esports tournaments, up from the six esports medals in 2019. Participants will represent 11 countries across Southeast Asia.

There will be a League of Legends tournament on PC, as well as two Wild Rift competitions on mobile – one for men and one for women.

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The full list of SEA esports games are as follows:

  • Arena of Valor (Mobile)
  • CrossFire (PC)
  • FIFA Online 4 (PC)
  • Free Fire (Mobile)
  • League of Legends (PC)
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift – Men (Mobile)
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift – Women (Mobile)
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (Mobile)
  • PUBG Mobile – Individual (Mobile)
  • PUBG Mobile – Team (Mobile)

The news was announced via the VIRESA website and highlighted by Joebert Yu, deputy secretary general at the Philippine Electronic Sports Organization (PESO).

The SEA Games will take place at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, from November 21st to December 2nd 2021.

The SEA Games is a biennial multi-sport event involving participants from the current 11 countries of Southeast Asia.

The games are under the regulation of the Southeast Asian Games Federation, with supervision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

The IOC has been looking into esports in recent years and the possibility of including esports as medal events at the Olympics. It has also put together an esports committee. For now it seems the concensus is to keep abreast of esports and potentially include it as a side activity at future Olympics events.

The next Olympics event, Tokyo 2020, had been delayed to this year due to the global pandemic.

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