Next year’s Southeast Asian games will be the first to host competitive video games. As part of this, Tekken 7 has been shortlisted as one of the games involved.
The announcement was made by the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc), alongside their official partner Razer. Tekken 7 is one of 5 games that have been shortlisted for the event. It’s also the only console game named so far — though a second game is currently under evaluation.
The 2019 SEA Games will be the first time that esports will be medal events. Prior to this, esports were a demonstration event at the 2018 Asian Games.
The other shortlisted games are StarCraft II and DOTA 2 for PC, as well as Arena of Valor and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang for mobile.