Vietnam finished the 2022 Hanoi Southeast Asian Games esports event with seven total medals, the most out of all participating countries.
The host country won four of its medals in the tenth and final day of the event, claiming gold in League of Legends (LoL) and Crossfire and silver in Arena of Valor (AoV) and the PUBG Mobile team competition.
Both Indonesia and Thailand ended their SEA Games with six medals each, though Indonesia had more silver medals. The Philippines finished with two golds and two silvers, while Singapore had one silver and three bronze medals, and Malaysia with three bronze.
League of Legends
The final day of the esports event started with LoL, where Singapore beat Malaysia 3-1 in order to win the bronze medal and finish in third place.
The gold medal match between Vietnam and the Philippines followed, with the host country sweeping their opponents, 3-0, to claim the gold medal for LoL.
League of Legends final results
Vietnam – Gold
Philippines – Silver
Singapore – Bronze
Arena of Valor
The AoV competition's final stage kicked off with the bronze medal match, where Vietnam swept Malaysia, 3-0, to advance to the gold medal match. Vietnam’s Thóng "Bângg" Lai Bâng, in particular, showed exemplary performance as the match MVP.
With Malaysia settling for the bronze medal, Vietnam went ahead to face Thailand in a rematch for the gold medal. Vietnam drew first blood by winning the first game.
However, Thailand soon found its footing, sweeping Vietnam in four consecutive rounds for a 4-1 victory to take home the gold medal for AoV.
Arena of Valor final stage results
Thailand – Gold
Vietnam – Silver
Malaysia – Bronze
The Crossfire competition then began with its lower bracket finals between the Philippines and Indonesia.
The Philippines made short work of Indonesia in a 3-0 sweep, with the former advancing to the gold medal match against Vietnam while the latter settled for the bronze medal.
Despite their momentum from the lower bracket finals, the Philippines' representatives were ultimately stopped in their tracks by their Vietnamese opponents.
The home team swept the series, 3-0, to add the Crossfire fold medal to their country's esports medal tally.
Crossfire final stage results
1. Vietnam – Gold
2. Philippines – Silver
3. Indonesia – Bronze
PUBG Mobile Group
Finally, the Hanoi Southeast Asian Games esports event concluded with the PUBG Mobile group competition.
After an action-packed five maps, Team Indonesia 2 finished with 163 points to claim the gold medal. Team Vietnam 1 took the silver medal with 156 points while Team Malaysia 1 settled for bronze with 148 points.
PUBG Mobile Group final standings:
Indonesia 2 - 163p
Vietnam 1 - 156p
Malaysia 1 - 148p
Myanmar 1- 147p
Philippines 2 - 135p
Indonesia 1 - 133p
Malaysia 2 - 120p
Thailand 2 - 119p
Philippines 1 - 113p
Thailand 1 - 112p
Vietnam 2 - 96p
Myanmar 2 - 89p
Brunei 1 - 77p
Laos 1 - 67p
Cambodia - 61p
Brunei - 52p
Esports Medal Tally
With the final day's results, Vietnam finishes the Hanoi Southeast Asian Games esports event atop the standings with seven medals.
The host country claimed four gold medals in League of Legends, men's League of Legends: Wild Rift, and the PUBG Mobile individual competition as well as two silver medals in FIFA Online 4 and Arena of Valor.
Indonesia and Thailand both finished with six total medals.
Indonesia claimed the gold in the PUBG Mobile group competition and Free Fire, silver in the PUBG Mobile individual competition, Free Fire, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, as well as bronze in Crossfire.
Meanwhile, Thailand earned gold in FIFA Online 4 and Arena of Valor, silver in men's League of Legends: Wild Rift, as well as bronze in women's League of Legends: Wild Rift, the PUBG Mobile individual competition, and Free Fire.
The Philippines and Singapore are also tied with four total medals.
The Philippines took home the gold in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and women's League of Legends: Wild Rift as well as silver League of Legends and Crossfire.
Meanwhile, Singapore claimed silver in women's League of Legends: Wild Rift as well as bronze in League of Legends, men's League of Legends: Wild Rift, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
Finally, Malaysia claimed three bronze medals in FIFA Online 4, Arena of Valor, and the PUBG Mobile group competition.
SEA Games esports final medal tally:
Vietnam — 7 (4g, 3s)
Indonesia — 6 (2g, 3s, 1b)
Thailand — 6 (2g, 1s, 3b)
Philippines — 4 (2g, 2s)
Singapore — 4 (1s, 3b)
Malaysia — 3 (3b)
The esports event at the 2021 Hanoi Southeast Asian Games took place at Hanoi's National Convention Center from 13 to 22 May.
The event featured ten esports competitions: League of Legends, Men's and Women's League of Legends: Wild Rift, Mobile Legends, Individual and team PUBG Mobile, Arena of Valor, Free Fire, Cross Fire, and FIFA Online 4.
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