Vietnam to host first official SEA eSports Championship

The Southeast Asian eSports Championship 2021 (SEA EC 2021) will be held virtually by the Vietnam Recreational E-sport Association (VIRESA) and tech giant VNG Corporation, heard a press conference on October 28.

The SEA eSports Championship 2021 will be held virtually.
The SEA eSports Championship 2021 will be held virtually.

The qualifying round is slated for November and December, with the participation of 52 teams representing 10 e-sports federations in the region. The final round will take place in January 2022.

VIRESA President Nguyen Xuan Cuong said that the tournament aims to bolster solidarity and help athletes develop their career and elevate e-sports.

Regional e-sport federations will join hands to organise the event, making it an annual tournament.

SEA EC 2021 will comprise three games of PUBG Mobile and League of Legends: Wild Rift and Valorant. The winner will walk home with a prize worth more than US$140,000.

Notably, two of the three games are included in the 31st SEA Games hosted by Vietnam. Therefore, the upcoming e-sports tourney is hoped to offer chances for athletes to test their skills before the major regional event.

In addition, E-Racing is being considered to become another category of SEA EC 2021.