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Support grows for inclusion of Esports into Vietnam SEA Games 2021

Esports reacts to Vietnam not listing Esports as a medal event in the 2021 SEA Games
Esports reacts to Vietnam not listing Esports as a medal event in the 2021 SEA Games

Esports Enthusiasts have reacted negatively towards Vietnam not listing esports as a medal event in the 2021 SEA Games.

The Asian Electronic Sports Federation otherwise known as the (AESF) has also thrown its support behind the movement with AESF President Sebastian Lau writing to the National Electronic Sports Federation of Philippines to appeal to the Philippines Olympic Committee to include Esports in the games. 

Esports was a part of the SEA Games held in Manila, Philippines on 2019 with 6 titles included. The six game titles were Dota 2, StarCraft 2, Heartstone, Tekken 7, Arena of Valor and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB).

The host nation of the 2021 SEA Games Vietnam however, has not included esports as one of the official games, and currently is in at the stage where participating countries may submit appeals to the host nation.

Vietnam added that the country had a reduced budget brought about by the global pandemic, significantly reducing the number of available events.

Two other prominent voices that have lent their support for the inclusion of esports into the 2021 SEA Games, which include NESF Philippines President Ramon Suzara and Philippines Olympic Committee President Abraham Tolentino.

Constance Lim
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