A Lao Esports team won bronze medals on Tuesday at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA) in Cambodia, marking the first time the country was recognized at a regional event of such stature.
The Lao Esports Team won the bronze medal after claiming victory over Cambodia in the FPS game “Crossfire” earning it third place alongside the Filipino team.
Lao Esports Federation Facebook Page took to social media to express their happiness over this win, remarking that this is the first time Laos has won an accolade at a sporting event as prestigious as the SEA Games.
“For over four years, we have eagerly waited and longed to see this moment come, and finally it has happened,” said the Lao Esports Federation.
“The award, although seemingly ordinary to some, carries immense significance and pride for the Esports community in Laos, as it marks the first-ever medal won in an inter-region competition since our athletes began competing at this level.”
While Laos and The Philippines managed to win bronze medals, Vietnam clinched the top spot and won a gold medal and Indonesia took home the silver medal.
According to eSportChart, competitions in the following games will take place at the SEA Games 2023: Crossfire, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, PUBG Mobile, and Attack Online 2.