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What to see from SEA Games 31?

After being featured for the first time in 2019, eSports has recently become an official sport at the SEA Games for the second time. The responsibility is even heavier for Vietnam eSports when this year we participate as the host country.

According to the Organizing Committee, eSports at SEA Games 31 has a total of 485 athletes from 10 countries participating. Athletes competed in 8 games, 10 competitions with 10 sets of medals.

In total, 101 group stage matches and 140 final round matches took place continuously for nearly 2 weeks. “Leading the balance” for these competitions is a team of 70 international referees.

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An eSports event at the 31st SEA Games.

Sharing about the imprints at this year’s Southeast Asian Games, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong – President of Vietnam E-Sports and Entertainment Association (VIRESA) said, to serve the organization of the competition. For eSports, the National Convention Center had to operate at full capacity with 5 competition spaces at the same time. Many arenas are highly appreciated by international friends, meeting Olympic standards.

According to Mr. Cuong, in order to achieve that success, the leaders of the General Department of Physical Education and Sports, the Vietnam E-Sports and Entertainment Association joined in with the high consensus of enterprises such as GARENA, VNG, VTC, VNPT. , VIETTEL.

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Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung visited and attended some eSports matches at SEA Games 31.

Along with organizing competitions and accommodation for athletes, the content of eSports matches at SEA Games 31 is also transmitted to Southeast Asian audiences with clean waves or commentary. in English.

Incomplete statistics show that the number of people watching eSports matches at this year’s SEA Games is very large. In some countries, the number of people watching is even more than football matches.

After attending a few matches, Ms. Low Yen Ling – Minister of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore highly appreciated the organization of the host country.

Ms. Low Yen Ling was impressed with the stage with bright flashing lights that changed with each beat of the action and the enthusiastic cheers of the audience when watching the match shown on the big screen.

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E-Sports athletes compete in the Free Fire content.

Present to cheer the Thai e-Sports team to compete at the 31st SEA Games, Mr. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn – Thailand’s Minister of Digital Economy and Society said that e-sports is not just a sport but It also creates a new career and contributes to the promotion of the digital economy.

“This discipline will create a new development opportunity if we promote it in the right way and keep up with the change,” said Mr. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn.

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Ranking of medals in e-sports at SEA Games 31.

In this year’s Games, Vietnam ranked first in the entire team in e-sports with 4 gold medals and 3 silver medals.

According to Mr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong – Chairman of the Vietnam E-Sports and Entertainment Association, the achieved competition results will help the industry look back and evaluate its own strength as well as that of other countries, thereby making a plan for the future. plans to select and train athletes for the next tournaments, including ASIAD 2022, SEA Games 2023…

The successful organization of the tournament eSports at SEA Games 31 also contributed to changing the general perception of the society about eSports.

E-sports athlete is now a professional profession full of challenges but also many glory. To develop a long-distance career, athletes need to have enough cultural knowledge, physical fitness, psychology and competition skills.

Mr. Cuong hopes that, through this SEA Games, many young people will be aware that following the path of professional athletes is not easy. From there, you have a balanced choice in study, work and entertainment towards a good life.

“That is also the ultimate goal of every sport,” said the chairman of the Vietnam E-Sports Entertainment Association.

Trong Dat

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