The 30th SEA Games Esports Event officially opens!

This is the first time that esports is a medal sport!

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Today is a historic day for the gaming world as the Esports Event of the 30th SEA Games has officially kicked off! This is a momentous event as the 30th SEA Games marks the first time that esports is made a medal sport.

The event’s opening ceremony started earlier today at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, and the esports games are running now until December 10, 2019.

The SEA Games 2019 Esports opening ceremony was attended by Razer CEO, Mr. Min-Liang Tan; San Juan City Mayor, Mr. Francis Zamora; AESF President, Mr. Kenneth Fok; and POC President, Mr. Abraham Tolentino. The aforementioned guests shared their thoughts and insight on this historic achievement for esports.

After the opening ceremony, the first set of games kicked off across six titles, including Arena of Valor, Dota 2, Hearthstone, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Starcraft 2, and Tekken 7. In total, nine SEA countries are participating in the esports games, with some countries having representatives in all titles; others meanwhile only have players for select games.

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang finals happens on December 8. Meanwhile, the AOV, Dota 2, and Hearthstone finals take place on December 9. Finally, the Starcraft 2 and Tekken 7 finals is happening on December 10.

Here is the full schedule of the Esports event (courtesy of

All games will be streamed live on the official SIBOL page. You can also catch the games live for free at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.