The 31st SEA Games (Southeast Asia Games) which might be anticipated to kick off on twenty-first November in Hanoi, Vietnam, has been formally postponed as a result of the unfolding of the viral pandemic in SEA, as confirmed by the Olympic Council of Malaysia (MOM) on eighth July 2021. In accordance with a report from Philstar International, Philippine Olympic Committee President, Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, acknowledged that the thirty-first SEA Games may be moved to the first quarter of 2022. This means that all athletes together with esports groups must wait till subsequent 12 months earlier than they will take part in the annual sports activities occasion. Extra particulars relating to the sudden postponement of the SEA Games 2021 in Vietnam will be discovered beneath.
31st SEA Games Postponed Because of Pandemic
In accordance with a submit from the official Twitter web page of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, the annual sports activities occasion which was scheduled to kick off on twenty-first Nov 2021, is formally postponed and will likely be moved to the subsequent 12 months.
In accordance with the submit, the choice was made in the course of the SEA Games Federation assembly which was held on eighth July 2021. The developments of COVID-19 instances around Southeast Asia had been collectively reviewed which got here to the 31st SEA Games being postponed till subsequent 12 months to forestall casualties.
31st SEA Games 2021 postponed to year 2022 pic.twitter.com/dJLUxElQI6
— NOC Malaysia (@ocm_mom) July 8, 2021
Philippine Olympic Committee President, Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, reportedly made a press release saying that the 31st SEA Games may be moved to the primary quarter of 2022. Nevertheless, the brand new schedule for the 31st SEA Games is but to be finalized and will likely be revealed after 10 days of analysis.
Esports within the 31st SEA Games
Esports made its debut as an official medal occasion again in 2019 where esports groups from totally different areas will compete on standard titles similar to Tekken 7, Starcraft II, Mobile Legends, Hearthstone, DOTA 2, and Arena of Valor.
This year 2021 SEA Games is meant to be one of many largest occasions within the Southeast Asian esports scene. Well-liked esports titles like League of Legends, Crossfire, and FIFA together with standard mobile esports titles similar to Mobile Legends, Wild Rift, PUBG Mobile, and Arena of Valor had been included within the record. Nevertheless, as a result of the world pandemic, esports groups must wait till the subsequent 12 months to signify their areas within the 31st SEA Games.