With the success of e-sports in the 30th SEA Games held in the Philippines where it was included as a medal event for the first time, gaming hardware manufacturer Razer is now eyeing the tournament model to go global.
The online first-person shooter title “PUBG Mobile” will be added to the 31st SEA Games, which will be held in Vietnam on November 21 to December 2, 2021.
The e-sports events at the recently concluded 2019 SEA Games racked up impressive numbers as competitors and spectators alike celebrated the inclusion for the first time of e-sports as a medal sport.
The Philippine e-sports contingent at the Southeast Asian Games seized the opportunity to shine on home soil after capturing three gold medals in the maiden staging of e-sports in the biennial competition.
The sixth and final console game is undergoing evaluation and will be shortlisted in the coming weeks. The final medal count will include two medal events for PC games, two medal events for mobile games, and two medal events for console games. The games are gender inclusive and will be open to teams of both men and women to participate.
Electronic games, or e-sports, will be included in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games that will be hosted by the Philippines, with six gold medals at stake for two events each in computer, mobile, and console categories.
Gaming royalty Razer has officially linked up with the rebranded MoneyOnline to allow new and existing users to purchase more games through various portals.