eSports officially a medal event in 2019 SEA Games

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum According to Alvin Juban, who was tapped as a member of the ad hoc committee with veteran gamer Joebert Yu, there will be six gold medals at stake for the discipline composed of two personal computer games, a pair of mobile events and two console games.Yu said they would organize a national qualifying tournament where the best performers would be handpicked for the national pool.Also present during the press conference were Philippine SEA Games chef de mission Monsour Del Rosario, Phisgoc executive director Ramon “Tats’’ Suzara and SEAG Federation Executive Committee chair Celso Dayrit.“From the pool that we produced, we will form a body of experts which will choose the players who will represent the country,’’ said Yu.Dayrit, a former president of the Philippine Olympic Committee, said the eSports that would be played in the SEA Games should not promote a culture of violence and gambling.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Cristiano Ronaldo hits 100 Champions League wins as Juventus soar into last 16 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:30Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ “In this modern world, those who play esports are athletes like everyone else in the delegation,’’ said Cayetano during the presser held at Marriot Hotel at Resorts World Manila in Paranaque City.“It’s a regular sport and officially we want them (eSport players) to be treated like any other athlete in the SEA Games,’’ added Cayetano.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Phisgoc has formed a SEA Games ad hoc committee for esports in partnership with Razer, a leading global lifestyle brand based in Singapore for gamers.Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said the gaming firm would draw upon its expertise and experience in eSports as well as its ecosystem of hardware, software and services to support the tournament in the biennial meet on Nov. 30-Dec. 10 next year. “We consider the value of eSports to our youth. There are so many different games, we will find those games that conform to the values propagated by the IOC (International Olympic Committee),’’ said Dayrit.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments In this photo, taken on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, an esports competitor takes part in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Including competitive computer games, known as esports, could give the Olympics a younger audience and a huge revenue boost from a rapidly growing market, but would be deeply controversial. (Photo by DAVID ALIAGA / LAUREL Photo Services via AP)Don’t ever think that electronic sports won’t have any impact on the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games.Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chair Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday announced that eSports would be a regular event in the 11-nation Games that the country will be hosting next year.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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