The e-sports part of the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games just finished, and Cambodia ended on a high note by winning the last gold medal. Let’s look more closely at this exciting event and see how the countries that took part did.
32nd Southeast Asian (SEA): The Focus Is on PUBG Mobile
For the second year in a row, PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG M) stole the show at the SEA Games. The team event had 19 teams. In the 32nd SEA Games, the solo competition was the highlight of the e-sports events. Indonesia won another gold medal in the team event. A defending champion and 59 players from 10 of the 11 countries that were competing were in the event. e-sports had a fantastic ending when Cambodian player Tra “SkyNin” Chhany won the gold medal in the individual event.
32nd Southeast Asian (SEA): Exciting Results and the Final Medal Count
Individually, the players at the event were very good. Indonesia came in second, Vietnam came in third, and the Philippines came in fourth. At the end of the e-sports part, these were the final medal counts for the top four countries:
- 3 gold and 2 silver for Indonesia
- Three gold, one silver, and one bronze medals!
- China: two gold, one silver, and three bronze
- Gold: 1, silver: 2, bronze: 4
A remarkable growth
A big milestone was reached at this year’s SEA Games, where nine of the eleven countries that competed won awards. At the event, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar won their first e-sports gold. Since e-sports are only making their third appearance at the SEA Games, we can expect even more excitement in the future as the industry grows in the area. The next SEA Games will have more exciting games, with six main events this year and changes to the bronze medals for third and fourth place.
What the organizing committee has to say
As Deputy Head of the Organising Committee for Esports at the 32nd SEA Games and Secretary General of the Vietnam Esports and Entertainment Association (VIRESA), Mr. Do Viet Hung talked about how well esports did at the event:
“We were pleasantly surprised by how often the competition venues were sold out.” The stands were almost always full of cheering fans. Social media sites also saw a huge number of online viewers—even more than ever before.
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