Upcoming major esports tournament, the 19th Asian Games, is set to take place in China from 10th – 25th September next year.
The tournament will mark the first time esports is recognized as an official medal event.
It also marks the first time PUBG Mobile will be included as one of the official games for the tournament.
The 8 games included in the 19th Asian Games include:
- Arena of Valor
- Dota 2
- Dream Three Kingdoms 2
- League of Legends
- Street Fighter V
- PUBG Mobile
While most titles are making their debut in the 2022 Asian Games, League Of Legends, Arena Of Valor and Hearthstone have been played in the previous edition of the tournament, albeit without a medal.
Tencent Games global esports director James Yang mentioned that it was an honor to have PUBG Mobile be included in the upcoming Asian Games, a huge milestone for the company behind its success.
“We’re incredibly lucky to have a number of extremely talented players from several countries including Malaysia… fans of the game can look forward to exciting competition between the region’s best PUBG Mobile players as they’re celebrated alongside the best athletes in Asia”
Tencent Games global esports director James Yang
PUBG Mobile prize pool surges in 2021
PUBG Mobile currently one of the most popular competitive esports games in the world, with 14 new leagues in 2021 alone.
The game also had a record total prize pool of $15 million in 2021.