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Korean Esports National Team for Hangzhou Asian Games Holds Opening Ceremony


The opening ceremony for the Korean esports national team for the Hangzhou Asian Games took place on August 28. The event was hosted by the Korean Esports Association (KeSPA) in partnership with the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The ceremony included the signing of a partnership agreement, the introduction of the national representatives, media interviews, and fan signing sessions. The Korean esports national team comprises 15 members across four games: League of Legends (LoL), PUBG Mobile, Street Fighter V, and FIFA Online 4. The team is accompanied by coaches who will guide them throughout the tournament. Seoul Mayor, Oh Se-hoon, delivered a congratulatory speech highlighting the significance of hosting the inaugural official esports national team ceremony at the Seoul City Hall. Furthermore, the Korean Esports Association and the Seoul Metropolitan Government signed a memorandum of understanding, solidifying their commitment to supporting the Asian Games esports national team through various initiatives such as training support and collaboration for industry development.

Esports, also known as electronic sports, refers to competitive video gaming where professional players compete against each other in various video game titles. The Hangzhou Asian Games is an international sporting event that features a wide range of sports, including esports.

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