It is debatable if video games are actually a sport. But it seems it could soon get that status. The Olympics Committee are considering including Video Game eSports. It could be great news for eGamers from across the world. Also Read - Too Early to Know Tokyo 2020 Solutions, Says IOC Chief
Meanwhile, Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and video games executives met last week to discuss if there could be a future for eSports in the Olympics. Also Read - Two-Time Olympic Badminton Champion Lin Dan Announces Retirement
Over 150 representatives from the gaming world were invited and took part in debates around whether or not eSports could be officially recognised as a sport and if it could, how would it participate in the Olympics. Also Read - Happy Birthday, Leander Paes: 10 Interesting Facts You Should Know About The Legend
There are various tournaments which include games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive to Overwatch, to Call of Duty and DOTA II.
Speaking about the event, IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell said: “The Esports Forum was a unique opportunity to hear from a wide variety of stakeholders, including some of the top players themselves. There was a consensus that future collaboration will be based on ensuring that any activity supports and promotes the Olympic values.”
With the ever-increasing growing popularity of eSports, it could actually be the future.