Japan esports Union (JeSU) announced that esports will be an official competition at the 20th Asian Games in Aichi, Japan in 2026.
No announcement has been made regarding the 20th Asian Games, although eSports will be an official competition at the 19th Asian Games in China starting on September 23, 2023.
2026 Asian Games in Aichi to Include Esports
The 20th Asian Games, to be held in Aichi Prefecture in 2026, has adopted e-sports as an official sports competition.
At the 18th Asian Games in 2018, Japanese representatives won a gold medal in Winning Eleven (now eFootball), which was held as a demonstration game.
Esports will become an official sport at the following 19th Asian Games, which will start on September 23, 2023, although it was postponed due to COVID-19.
The following e-sports titles for the 19th Asian Games have been announced by JeSU as of September 2021.
Official Competition Titles
- Arena of Valor Asian Games Version
- Dota 2
- Dream Three Kingdoms 2
- EA SPORTS FIFA branded soccer games
- League of Legends
- PUBG Mobile Asian Games Version
- Street Fighter V
Demonstration Competition Title
- AESF Robot Masters-Powered by Migu
- AESF VR Sports-Powered by Migu
Since the establishment of JeSU, the organization has been working to promote esports at the Asian Games and the Olympic Games.
Although it is a long way to get esports into the Olympic Games, it will be significant to see esports as an official sport at the 20th Asian Games in Japan.
Visit the JeSU website for more information.