Updated April 19, 2017 13:00:34
Competitive video game players will share the podium with sprinters, gymnasts and weightlifters at the 2022 Asian Games.
The Olympic Council of Asia announced eSports, the name given to competitive video gaming, will be included as an official medal event in the 2022 competition in Hangzhou.
In a statement the council said the inclusion of eSports reflected “the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation among the youth”.
There will an eSports demonstration at next year’s Asian Games in Jakarta.
The Asian Games are described as the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics.
Almost 10,000 athletes competed at the 2014 event in South Korea.
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