Asian Games: China defeats Malaysia to win historic esports gold medal

Hangzhou, September 26 — Malaysia’s bid for its first gold medal at the ongoing Asian Games was further delayed as the Arena of Valor esports team failed to break through the Chinese barrier in tonight’s final.

In the gold medal match held at the 4,500-capacity Hangzhou Esports Center in China, the host national team gained the upper hand thanks to the strong support of the home crowd, defeating Team Malaysia 2-0 in the mobile-based strategy game. I got it. Chinese developer.

The Malaysian team of Lai Chai Chein, Nicholas Ng, Yong Zhang Kuan, Ong Jun Yang, Eng Jun Hau and Chung Hang Hui were joined by Sun Linwei, Luo Shiyuan, Qi Xiaoming and Xu. It was conquered by the Chinese team consisting of Bichen, Jiang Tao, and Li Heng. The historic gold medal marked the debut of esports as a medal sport at the Asian Games.

Esports was held as a demonstration sport at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games.

In yesterday’s semi-final, Malaysia defeated Vietnam 2-0 to advance to the final, but China defeated Thailand by the same score.

Earlier, Thailand defeated Vietnam 2-0 to win the bronze medal.

Team manager Wong Kang-eun said that despite the players’ hard efforts, they could not match the might of the powerful Chinese.

“China is a giant in this game and we are still trying to get there. Challenging them is like a grandchild challenging a grandfather. Despite our best efforts, Malaysia “It’s a shame that we couldn’t bring our first gold medal to Japan,” he said.

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