The gaming community was stunned in early April when the OCA announced its list of sports for with e-sports missing, especially with the Southeast Asian SEA Games set to become the first regional multi-sport event to feature e-sports as full medal disciplines in Manila in November and December. E-sports is a multibillion-dollar industry around the world but most of its gaming titles involve violence and fighting — something that goes against Olympic ideals, according to International Olympic Committee IOC president Thomas Bach. The lack of a unifying international governing body is also believed to be among the reasons e-sports has been excluded from the Asian Games, though Fok insisted the AESF was the recognised controlling organisation in Asia. The International E-sports Federation IE-SF , based in Seoul, South Korea, is a relatively new global body with the aim of promoting e-sports and helping it gain recognition as a genuine sport. It is supported by 54 member countries, 23 from Asia, 20 from Europe, five from the Americas, four from Africa and two Oceania nations — still much lower than the more than members that comprise most international sporting governing bodies. Companies, manufacturers and game developers are involved in organising competitions and leadership is scattered among the major stakeholders.
Asian Games 2018 Medal Count: Final Table for Each Country After Sunday
E-sports to fight for Asian Games inclusion
In the international version of the battle royale game Knives Out, blood splatters when characters are shot and their corpses then lie on the ground. In the Chinese version, however, players see blue pixie dust when characters take bullets, and the bodies then peacefully fade from the screen. Similarly, the Chinese mobile version of South Korean hit shooter game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was pulled and replaced with an alternative called Game for Peace. Its dying characters simply wave goodbye and then disappear. Perhaps especially because the streets of Hong Kong sometimes now resemble a war zone, online urban warfare is no longer Beijing's idea of harmless fun. President Xi Jinping's government has been running "cleanup" campaigns since to obliterate pornography, gambling and "negative information. For most of last year, party censors froze approvals of any new video games.
Why gamers in Asia are the world's best eSport athletes
More than 8. Dozens of players make a good living playing games like League of Legends and Starcraft 2 competitively. Playing PC games has become a bona fide career option, and right now business is booming.
When out of the classroom and offline, Jay is eating homemade tacos on his balcony while reading a rulebook. He enjoys his expat life in Taipei. There were a lot of games published and a lot of them were solid games.