Could Gaming Become An Olympic Sport?

If co-president of the Paris Olympic bid committee Tony Estanguet of to be believed, it could be, and it could happen as soon as 2024. Estanguet told the Associated Press “we have to look at it because we can’t say, ‘it’s not us. It’s not about Olympics.'””The youth, yes they are interested in eSports and this kind of thing. Yes let’s look at it. Let’s meet them. Let’s see if we can find some bridges. I don’t want to say no from the beginning. I think it’s interesting to interact with the eSports family, to better understand what the process is and why it is such a success.” 

The official list of sports I included in the Paris Olympics will be announced after the 2020 games in Tokyo. The organisers of the Asian Games have already announced that eSports will have ‘full medal status’ at the 2022 games in Hangzhou China.

Critics and purists claim that eSports aren’t a show of any physical strength or skill, and therefore can’t be included in the Olympics. Well, I’d love to see the ‘critics and purists’ clutch a 5 v 1 on dust 2, fuckin scrubs.


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