Thailand clinched its first-ever eSports medal at the Asian Games, securing a bronze in a mobile phone game playoff against Vietnam. The inclusion of eSports as a medal event at the Hangzhou Asian Games marks a significant moment for the video game industry’s quest for recognition in the Olympics.
The tournament features various titles, and teams are competing for seven gold medals. Despite local regulations limiting children’s gaming time, the Hangzhou Esports Centre has witnessed enthusiastic crowds, reflecting China’s passion for eSports. This development may pave the way for eSports to be considered for Olympic inclusion.