The Asian Olympic Committee announced the official program and events for the Hangzhou Asian Games of 2022 but the export was not included in the list.
Despite the great expectations of the fans and the fact that there was already talk of disciplines fully equated to the sport, so much to deserve their place in the medal table, the export was not included in the thirty-seven events for the Asian Games of 2022. The Games are an event recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the second largest event in the world after the same Olympics.
Strangely, since, if you remember, last year’s edition had seen the introduction – as simple demonstration events – of some exports like PES, the MOBA branded Riot, Arena of Valor, Starcraft 2, Clash Royale and Hearthstone.
Not to mention that the event was kissed by success: over a million spectators for the only League of Legends final.
Perhaps they will be announced at a later date, perhaps in view of an “equalized” event under the aegis of the Committee but outside the sports circuit? It is still not known. The fact remains that, apparently, the discussion on the comparison between export and the traditional sport will continue for a long time, both among the players and among the leaders of world sport.
The events for the 19th Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games (to be held from 10 to 25 September) will include traditional disciplines such as archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cricket, cycling, horseback riding, fencing, field hockey, soccer, golf, gymnastics, handball, judo.