Hong Kong, 6 May 2022 – Following detailed discussions with the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) and the Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (HAGOC), the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Executive Board today decided to postpone the 19th Asian Games, which were scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China, from 10 to 25 September 2022. The AESF is in full support of the decision by OCA and the relevant parties and the new dates of the 19th Asian Games shall be agreed between the OCA, the COC and the HAGOC and announced in the near future.
Most importantly, the Road to Asian Games (RDAG) Regional 2022 Online Tournaments are still on track to be conducted this year and the AESF is committed to using this opportunity to showcase how Esports can cope with such ongoing challenges while ensuring the welfare and safety of the participating teams, athletes, and fans. In addition, the AESF will explore more initiatives for the year of 2023 to enrich the RDAG Regionals program and promote Esports across the continent by introducing offline events in collaboration with governments, publishers, and Esports communities.
We will keep you informed of further details about the RDAG Regionals 2022 in due course as we wholly appreciate your understanding and support to AESF.