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Are e-Sports part of Sports?

The 2018 Asian Games finished just a few weeks ago. With the event came a lot of buzz and headlines – from Jokowi’s stuntman and Jonathan Christie’s abs to Indonesia’s national record for number of medals earned.

But there was one thing that might have flown under the radar: e-sports (electronic sports), an event that was added as a demonstration sport at the Games.

The inclusion marked the first time e-sports were showcased at an international sporting event. Before the 2018 Games, e-sports relied on creating their own competitions, such as the PES League for the Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) game series, the League of Legends World Championship for League of Legends and the StarCraft II World Championship for StarCraft II.