Dota 2 Asian Games 2022 event: All you need to know

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Dota 2 Asian Games 2022 Event: Teams, Schedule, Results & More

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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The 19th Asian Games is the first occasion where esports is an official medal event.
Dota 2 is one of the eight medal events at the 19th Asian Games.
Here's all you need to know about the Dota 2 event at Asian Games 2022, including the teams participating, schedules, scores, results and more.

The 19th Asian Games 2022 was originally scheduled to take place from 10th to 25th September 2022, but was later postponed an entire year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced that esports will make its debut at the Asian Games 2022 with medals being awarded in eight titles in 2021. However, the esports program at the Asian Games 2022 now includes only seven medal events and one of the events is for Dota 2.

Top Dota 2 pros from different nationalities have arrived in Hangzhou to compete in the 19th Asian Games Dota 2 tournament which is all set to begin with the Group Stage on 29th September.

Here's all you need to know about the Dota 2 event at Asian Games 2022, including the teams participating, schedules, scores, results and more.


A Guide to Dota 2 Event in 19th Asian Games 2022 Hangzhou

The 19th Asian Games is a major multi-sport event scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China, between 23rd September and 8th October. Dota 2 will be a medal event at the Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 and will be the final esports title played on 2nd October.

A total of 14 teams will be participating in the Dota 2 event and of them, only five are seeded teams. While the seeded teams start directly in the Quarterfinals, the remaining unseeded teams will have to play in the Group Stage.

The nine unseeded teams have been put into three groups with three teams in each. In each group, the teams will compete against each other in a round-robin format with best-of-one (BO1) matches. At the end of the group stage, the top teams (one from each group) will make it to the playoffs.


The five seeded national teams that are in the Knockout Stage of the Dota 2 event at the 19th Asian Games are as follows:

  1. China

  2. Malaysia

  3. Kazakhstan

  4. Saudi Arabia

  5. Nepal

The unseeded teams are as follows:

  1. India (IND)

  2. Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)

  3. Philippines (PHI)

  4. Indonesia (INA)

  5. Hong Kong (HKG)

  6. Thailand (THA)

  7. Mongolia (MGL)

  8. Myanmar (MYA)

  9. Uzbekistan (UZB)


Dota 2 Asian Games 2022: Teams and Groups

Group A

Group B

Group C


Schedule for Dota 2 Event at 19th Asian Games 2022

Readers should note that all the times mentioned in the tables are in Indian Standard Time (IST).

Group Stage: 29th September

Note: Mongolia qualified to the quarterfinals likely through tiebreakers


Playoffs

Quarterfinals: 30th September


Semi-finals: 1st October


Third-place match: 2nd October


Grand Finals: 2nd October


How to watch the Dota event at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou

To watch the Dota event in Asian Games 2022, you can tune into the various TV broadcasters and on-demand streaming provided by the broadcasters, according to an official Olympics blog. They are as follows:

  • China: CCTV

  • Japan: TBS

  • India: Sony LIV

  • Singapore: MediaCorp Channel 5 and mewatch.sg

  • Indonesia: MNCTV, RCTI, iNews TV, and Vision+

  • Republic of Korea: KBS, MBC, SBS, and TV Chosun

  • Philippines: OneSports

  • Malaysia: RTM and Astro


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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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