The 30th SEA Games is going to be iconic and not just because of the fact that it’s in the beautiful Philippines this year. For the first time ever, Esports is going to be a medal sport. This marks a first not just for the SEA Games, but for Esports as a whole, as it is the first time EVER that Esports has been included as a medal sport in a major sporting event anywhere in the world! A momentous occasion indeed, and Malaysian athletes are in the running to get that Gold!
The athletes, aged 15 to 26, will represent Malaysia in six eSports medal events for the titles Tekken 7, Starcraft II, Hearthstone, Arena Of Valor, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Dota 2. That’s a total of 6 Gold medals that we have a shot at .
So how exactly can you show your support for our Malaysian athletes?
First of all, you’ve got to know where you can catch live coverage of all the matches. Where else other than Astro, right? Catch comprehensive coverage of the esports action at the SEA Games unfold on the eGG Network channel and on the Astro GO app as well.
All the action kicks off tomorrow, the 5th of December 2019 and goes on for 6 days up until the 10th of December 2019.
Check out the schedule below:
So day 1 sees the opening ceremony in the morning immedietely followed by the qualifying rounds for Hearthstone, Starcraft II and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
Day 2 sees some intense Hearthstone, Starcraft II and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang action with the knock out rounds commencing!
Day 3 sees the start of the much awaited Dota 2 and Arena Of Valor qualifying rounds.
Day 4 see’s day 3 winners go head to head against each other, as well as the winners from the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang matches on day 2 battle it out in medal matches.
Day 5 is jam packed with medal matches, with Hearthstone, Arena Of Valor and Dota 2 seeing champions crowned.
The last day see’s the champions for StarCraft II and Tekken 7 crowned, in what is sure to be an exciting finale.