Entering the new year 2019, it seems that the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines has not yet completed the game ranks.
After it is projected to complete 6 games on December 21, 2018. It turns out that as of today (23/12) the 2019 SEA Games committee has yet to decide on the last game to be contested.
In media reports it is stated that the 2019 SEA Games will be fair to all platform games. Among other things, by presenting two games in each platform, among others, two games on PC, two games on mobile and two games on console.
For those of you who don’t know what 5 of the 6 games were inaugurated, here are the titles:
- Dota 2 – Valve
- Starcraft II – Blizzard Entertainment
- Mobile Legends: Bang Bang – Moonton
- Arena of Valor – Tencent Games
- Tekken 7 – Bandai Namco
- Not Announced
The thing that got in the way of game announcements console The last one seems to have something to do with the evaluation on the last Sunday of 2018.
Ramon Suzara, Executive Director of PhilSGOC, gave an explanation of the collaboration between publishers, developers and the 2019 SEA Games.
“We are delighted to have a partnership with Razer in such a short time.
We are also working with all related parties, publisher and partner to determine the title of the game in the next few Weeks. And we look forward to seeing the best esports athletes in the region to face off in the next year. “
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The 2019 SEA Games will be held in the Philippines and will be the first sports Olympic event to bring a medal system in the realm of esports.
In 2018, Indonesia itself hosted the 2018 Asian Games which brought the esports title during the exhibition period.
Then, this development was welcomed by Sebastian Lau, General Director of the Asian Esports Federation. “Esports is a sport in the future. We are very happy to collaborate with PHISGOC in bringing the esports event to Southeast Asia. “
There was news circulating about the presence of several esports titles such as Hearthstone and Vainglory. However, some have been disappointed by the last few game announcements.
Presence Hearthstone maybe because of the placement Starcraft II which is also owned by the same developer, namely Blizzard Entertainment.
On the other hand, Vainglory it is difficult to penetrate because of the lack of enthusiasts, especially the Southeast Asia region.
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Because Mobile Legends and AoV considered quite selling, especially with several collaborations by developers, namely Moonton and Tencent.
The 2019 SEA Games will take place on 30 November-11 December 2019 in the Philippines. Can esports be a success? Or is it the polemic where esports should have its own Olympics?