The Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) is proud to officially confirm that Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee and the China Olympic Committee has proposed for the inclusion of esports in the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
Proposed during the 39th OCA General Assembly, the approval is certainly great news for the esports scene, in particular, the Asian esports community. This outcome is a step forward in the right direction as the esports community have been striving hard for the past few years in not only bringing esports into the mainstream limelight, but also a step closer to the biggest stage of all, the Olympics. In attendance, to witness this historic proposal at the OCA General Assembly meeting is the President Mr. Kenneth Fok and Director General Mr. Sebastian Lau of AESF.
OCA President, H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah commented, “For Esports, as everyone knows, we are the founder of esports in our Asian Indoor Games [in 2007] for the first time. The Asian Electronic Sports Federation is led by Mr. [Kenneth] Fok. I will work together with Kenneth Fok to promote esports in Asia.”
The addition of esports at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou represents OCA’s commitment in evolving and progressing with the times. The AESF looks forward to working closely with the OCA, COC, LOC, and NOCs in staging the most successful Esports event yet. Esports is closer to its rightful position in the competitive sporting scene and we look forward to a continuous and concentrated effort from everyone involved.