From basketball and cricket to Esports and chess, the 2023 Southeast Asian Games lacked no shortage of opportunities for premier athletes to shine. Competitors in nearly 40 sports flocked to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for the 32nd SEA Games. Congratulations to Vietnam for winning its second straight SEA Games event and third all-time. We’ll see you again in 2025 in Bangkok, Chonburi, and Songkhla!
Even if you can’t secure a seat to watch the Southeast Asian Games, it’s easy to get your fix by following the live broadcast online. Read on to learn how to live stream your favorite events securely with a VPN.
How to watch SEA Games online with a VPN
Cambodia Sports Television is offering free live streams of the 2023 Southeast Asian Games on its official YouTube channel. The Cambodia Sports Television’s YouTube channel is an excellent source of free Southeast Asian Games coverage including both live streams and full events after the fact.
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location where YouTube is available.
- Head to the Southeast Asian Games’ official YouTube channel.
- Enjoy the action!
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Where to watch the 2023 Southeast Asian Games
Although YouTube is the best way to watch the 2023 Southeast Asian Games online, the following services will broadcast the events locally:
|Cambodia||Cambodia Sports Television|
|Malaysia||RTM via TVOkey|
|Thailand||TV Pool (3HD, 5HD, 7HD, MCOT HD, NBT2HD, GMM25, PPTV HD and T Sports)|
SEA Games schedule 2023
The 2023 Southeast Asian Games officially began with the opening ceremonies on Friday, May 5, and concluded with the closing ceremonies on Wednesday, May 17. You can find the complete schedule here.
SEA Games sports list 2023
Which sport are you most excited to see in the 2023 Southeast Asian Games? Here’s the full list of events, as well as when you’ll see your favorite sports.
|Athletics||May 6, May 8-12|
|Basketball||May 6-7 (3×3); May 8-16 (5×5)|
|Beach volleyball||May 11-16|
|Chess||May 6-9 (ouk chaktrang); May 11-16 (xiangqi)|
|Cycling||May 6-8 (mountain biking); May 11-13 (road race)|
|Endurance races (aquathlon; duathlon; triathlon)||May 6-8|
|Football (Soccer)||May 6-16|
|Gymnastics||May 8-9 (artistic); May 13-14 (aerobic)|
|Hockey||May 6-7 (indoor); May 9-16 (field)|
|Indoor volleyball||May 6-14|
|Jet ski||May 13-16|
|Martial arts||May 6-7 (Jujitsu); May 6-8 (Kun Bokator); May 6-9 (Vovinam); May 6-11 (Kun Khmer); May 13-16 (Arnis and kickboxing)|
|Obstacle race||May 6-7|
|Pencak silat||May 6-10|
|Sepak takraw||May 6-16|
|Soft tennis||May 6-10|
|Table tennis||May 9-16|
|Teqball (demonstration)||May 6-8|
|Traditional boat race||May 14-15; May 16|
What are the SEA Games?
First held in 1958, the Southeast Asia Games is a biennial tournament featuring the 11 current countries of Southeast Asia: Brunei; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; the Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Timor-Leste; and Vietnam. Thailand leads all countries with 2,345 gold medals and 6,472 total medals as of May 8, 2023.
When and where will the 2023 SEA Games be held?
The 2023 Southeast Games are being held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for the first time. Morodok Techo National Stadium serves as the SEA Games’ main venue.
What is the theme of the SEA Games 2023?
The slogan of the 2023 SEA Games is “Sport: Live In Peace.” We also suggest getting familiar with Borey and Rumduol, two rabbits who serve as the event’s mascots.
FAQ: About the 2023 Southeast Asian Games
Who will host the 2025 Southeast Asian Games?
Thailand is slated to host the 2025 Southeast Asia Games in December 2025. Bangkok, Chonburi, and Songkhla are expected to serve as the host cities.
Did Cambodia ever host the SEA Games?
Cambodia had never hosted the SEA Games before doing so in May 2023. Barring any unexpected schedule changes, Cambodia will not host the SEA Games again until 2035 at the earliest.
What is the aim of the Southeast Asian Games?
According to the Philippine Star, the SEA Games were founded to “promote better relations among the countries of peninsular Southeast Asia.”
How many countries have covered the SEA Games in Southeast Asia?
The Southeast Asia Games currently feature 11 countries, up from six when the event began in 1959.
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Can I stream sports on my phone or tablet?
How can I stream on my TV with a VPN?
In brief there are five different ways to stream sports on your TV with ExpressVPN:
-With the native app for a smart TV or streaming device
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-With MediaStreamer, ExpressVPN’s solution for devices that cannot install a VPN, such as Apple TV or gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN. (Note that by connecting your Apple TV or gaming console to a router, you can get the best of both worlds!)
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I connected to the VPN but my internet speed is slow
If your internet speed is slow or your streaming seems to lag, there are a few possible reasons:
-The distance of your selected VPN server location from your physical location
-Your connection type (wired connections are more reliable than wireless connections)
-Suboptimal interconnectivity between the VPN and your ISP
-Slow internet connection speed at your location
-Your device type and processing power
Try each of the following steps to troubleshoot:
-Download the latest version of ExpressVPN
-Connect to a different VPN server location
-Change your VPN protocol
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I connected to the suggested VPN server location but I can’t log in to the streaming service!
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