China Wins First Esports Gold Medal at Asian Games

China's victory at the Asian Games is a sign of its dominance in the esports world. It is also a sign that esports is becoming increasingly mainstream.

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China's victory at the Asian Games is a major step forward for esports. It shows that esports is now being recognized as a legitimate sport by mainstream society.

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 Esports is making its debut as an official medal event at the Asian Games, after being a demonstration sport in 2018.

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The inclusion of esports in the Asian Games is an indicator of its growing popularity as it eyes wider recognition among the sporting community.

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Esports has managed to attract some of the biggest audiences of the Asian Games, being the only event with an initial lottery system for ticket purchase.

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The esports market is estimated to grow to be worth $1.9bn by 2025.

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In September, the IOC launched a new esports Commission, which it said marked the "latest step in supporting the development of virtual sport within the Olympic movement".

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Esports has been included as a medal sport for the Asian Games to be held in Nagoya, Japan, in 2026.

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