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13 August 2017, 11:52 | Sandy Nunez
Esports at the olympics in 2024 ?
Alongside ancient athletics like martial arts, the Paris Olympic bid committee will consider adding eSports to the 2024 program.
Should eSports become an Olympic event, youngsters around the world will have an ample return to their parents mandating they free themselves from their digital gaming devices.
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted unanimously to authorize the city to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2028 Summer Games.
eSports are what competitive video gaming has come to be known as, with them covering a variety of games and genres. It's not about Olympics.' The youth, yes they are interested in esport and this kind of thing.
No longer is eSports just an online community of adolescents playing video games against one another, but a multibillion-dollar industry that is forcing traditional sports leagues to take notice. Let's look at it. Let's meet them. Division has already been embraced by the Asian Games; a Pancontinental multi-sport event held every four years.
"I don't want to say "no" from the beginning", Estanguet continued. Estanguet, however, has said that he hopes to get all sides to interact with each other and "try if we can find some bridges" between the two sides. I think it is interesting to have a dialogue with the global olympic Committee, with the community, eSports, and to better understand the process and the reasons for its success , "said Tony Estanguet". By 2022, it will become an official sport at the event, although it is unknown which games would be contested. "I think it's interesting to interact with the International Olympic Committee, with them, the esports family, to better understand what the process is and why it is such a success", Estanguet told the AP.
The most successful eSports titles are multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games or first person shooters (FPS). The biggest games at popular esports events, however, include League of Legends, Call of Duty, Dota 2 and Federation Internationale de Football Association are among the most popular games in competition.
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