Esports is officially recognized in SEA Games 2019, announced by the Philippines South East Asian Games Organizing Committee (PhilSGOC) Chairman during the press conference in Pasay City.
Esports games will be a medal event at SEA Games in Philippines next year 2019, which is an exciting news to all esports players whereby esports has finally being recognized. Philippines will be the first country to host medal esports event in SEA Games, bringing a milestone for Philippines and SEA.
According to ESPN, there will be total 6 gold medals will be awarded through esports in SEA Games. Two of the medal will rewards through PC games, another two for mobile games and last two for console games. So far, only 1 mobile game which is Mobile Legend: Bang Bang has been confirmed as one of the medal games. Another 5 more will be finalised by December 15 mentioned by ESPN
Razer co-founder and CEO, Min-liang Tan has meet with the PHISGOC to discuss the inclusion of esports as part of the medal sports in SEA Games. He has made an announcement in his Facebook post, mentioned that there are official esports partner for the 2019 SEA games that will be hosted in Philippines.
Today is a momentous day for gamers. Our talks with the SEA Games committee have paid off — esports will be recognized…
“We are very thrilled, excited, and honoured to have esports in the SEA Games with Razer as a partner,” said Cayetano. ”
“Razer is a pioneer and a prime mover in esports, and we cannot ask for a better partner in this historic journey,” Cayetano added.
Razer will be contributing in gaming hardware, software and services for the esports event in SEA Games. Furthermore, Razer will provide supports for Philippine esports athletes for the finals. Razer and PhilSGOC will discuss with different game publishers to decide which esports games will be featured in SEA Games.
“The sportsmanship and fighting spirit seen in esports is no less than that of other sports, and we’ve fought hard for its inclusion in an international sporting event like the SEA Games 2019.” Said by Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan.
Esports has finally added to 2019 SEA Games is an exciting news for gamers and community let looks forward for a better esports future！As a leading mobile esports organizer, 5v5esports will helps to brings gamers from around the world to a single platform and offers opportunity to fight and earn income.