It was recently revealed that the Southeast Asian Games are being postponed until 2022. This news was first announced by Malaysia’s Olympic Council on July 8th.
The games were delayed due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Vietnam. The country announced nine million people in Ho Chi Minh City will be going into lockdown for two weeks starting on July 9th.
“The SEA Games Federation members praised the work done thus far by the Vietnam organizing committee but took note of the current conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Southeast Asian region,” the organization said in an announcement on the company website.
The 31st Southeast Asian Games was supposed to be held this year in Hanoi, Vietnam from November 24th to December 2nd. The competition was expected to feature ten esports competitions across eight video game titles.