Briefing: China wins gold in first-ever Asian Games e-sports match

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Briefing: China wins gold in first-ever Asian Games e-sports match

This marks a huge moment for eSports, which is hoping to break into the mainstream at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The article Briefing: China wins gold in first-ever Asian Games e-sports match was written by Emma Lee for TechNode.

Games-China crowned Arena of Valor champion as esports makes “historical” Asian Games debut- Reuters

What happened: Team China won the first-ever gold medals in the first of six e-sports demonstration events taking place at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

The six-person team defeated Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the final of Arena of Valor, an international adaptation of the highly popular Chinese game “Honour of Kings”, which was developed by Chinese internet giant Tencent Games.

Why it’s important: Video games have always been a controversial topic in China, where parents are pushing hard for their children to pursue academic achievement.

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It is largely considered as a waste of time and a meaningless pastime. The public attitudes are gradually changing in recent years with the popularity of competitive video gaming or esports.

This is the first time for a video game to be included in a major multi-sport event. With this official endorsement, the whole game industry will benefit.

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