Thailand Sports Authorities Barred Esports Athletes from Competing

ports authorities of Thailand has barred its athletes from competing, citing that esports is still a demonstration sport and the Thai E-Sports Association is not a nationally registered association. This is a reminder that esports still have a long way to go, despite how far it has come in recent years. Asian Indoor Games would have paid for eleven gamers to attend the event, but Thailand declined the invitation. While the sports authority may have been the ones to shut it down, they were under pressure to do so from other ministries within the Thai government.