What eSports tournaments happened in Asia last 2019? If you are interested to know them, then you are in the right place! In this article, we have brought together all the industry’s greatest eSports tournaments that have taken over sports Asia in 2019.
What Are the Biggest 2019 eSports Competitions in Asia?
The International, held by Valve, is one of the most celebrated eSports competitions that happened in Asia last 2019. It took place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, last August 2019. The International is an annual Dota 2 eSports tournaments that bring all the greatest Dota 2 players together. Six teams are invited to the qualifying rounds, but only Team Liquid and OG have made it to the grand finals. The OG team is the first-ever back-to-back champion of The International. The prize pool of over $34 million was crowdfunded by the entire Dota 2 community, which made it the most massive prize money for a single eSports tournament.
The eSports industry have also made its entrance at the COMEX2019 in Singapore last September 2019. The organizers aimed to introduce eSports to new gamers and consumers. The winners at the inaugural event took home almost $35,000 in cash prizes. Participants have joined popular video games including Dota 2, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends, Arena of Valor, and CSGO. The winning team represented Singapore and competed for the final round in Chong Qing, China.
The eSports event occurred from September 5 to September 8, 2019, in the Suntec City Convention Centre.
Last December 5, 2019, the eSports industry debuted their participation in the Southeast Asian Games held in the Philippines. The inaugural eSports tournaments allowed Southeast Asian cyber athletes to compete for the top prize in Dota 2, Tekken 7, Arena of Valor, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, and Mobile Legends.
Nine out of eleven participating countries have joined the eSports tournaments in the SEA Games from December 5 to December 10, 2019. Aiming to take home as many gold medals as possible, the Philippines has nine teams that battled against Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Indonesia.
The inclusion of eSports in the Southeast Asian Games is all because of Min-Liang Tan, the CEO of a Singaporean gaming frim, Razer. Last November 2018, Tan introduced the eSports to the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee chair, Alan Peter Cayetano, to discuss the benefits of including eSports in the said event. After the agreement, the eSports competition of 2019 SEA games was held at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, Metro Manila.