For the second time, esports will be a medal event at the SEA Games, and there will be 10 esports competitions across eight titles. The 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will be held at Hanoi, Vietnam, from the 21st of November to the 2nd of December 2021.
According to a report by GameK, Vietnam’s ministry of culture, sports, and tourism recently signed an official document revealing the list of sports at the SEA Games 2021. The SEA Games 2021 will feature League of Legends: Wild Rift, Arena of Valor, PUBG Mobile, Free Fire, League of Legends, FIFA Online 4, CrossFire, and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
Here are the competitions:
Gender-specific – Mobile Games:
- Wild Rift (Men’s only): Team-based
- Wild Rift (Women’s only): Team-based
Mixed – Mobile Games:
- Arena of Valor: Team-based
- PUBG Mobile: Individual
- PUBG Mobile: Team-based
- Free Fire: Team-based
Mixed – PC Games:
- League of Legends: Team-based
- FIFA Online 4: Team-based
- CrossFire: Team-based
- Mobile Legends: Bang Bang: Team-based
History was made at the previous edition of the SEA Games in 2019 which became the first event sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to introduce esports as a medal event.
Six games were played at the SEA Games in 2019, which included Arena of Valor, Dota 2, Starcraft II, Tekken 7, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Hearthstone. Esports was also played at a demonstration event during the 2018 Asian Games.