Esports under consideration for 2024 Paris Olympics

We Could See Video Games as Part of the 2024 Summer Olympics

We Could See Video Games as Part of the 2024 Summer Olympics

The Asian Games, which are recognized by the IOC, are billed as the world's second largest multi-sport event after the Olympics.

As it presently stands, a formal list of sporting disciplines to be included for the 2024 Olympics will be prepared in 2019.

Here's an interesting update to ye olde are-esports-real-sports debate: the committee responsible for Paris's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games is considering whether to incorporate esports into the event in full.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been announced between Los Angeles 2028, the United States Olympic Committee and city authorities to define its preparation for hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"We have to look at it because we can't say, 'It's not us.' It's not about Olympics", Estanguet said. "It's not about Olympics, '" Estanguet told Associated Press. It's not about Olympics [sic].' The youth, yes they are interested in eSport [sic] and this kind of thing.

The Philippines pride arnis is going through this stage and is very much struggling at home to at least pass the necessary provisions to elevate it to the next level. "Let's try if we can find some bridges".

The Olympic Charter indicates that in order to be accepted, a sport must be widely practiced by men in at least 75 countries and on four continents and by women in no fewer than 40 countries and on three continents.

"There is some time to look at it, to interact, to engage, " Estanguet said.

To add any new sport to Paris 2024, however, French officials would have to get the support of the IOC, which could prove a hurdle. The IOC will have the last. say, if they want eSports on the program. "Let's discuss among ourselves".

Paris is gaining the 2024 hosting rights without the usual dramatic vote.

As promising as Estanguet's comments are, the final decision will rest on the IOC's shoulders.

"I don't want to disappoint".

The Olympic programme for the 2024 event is to start taking shape after the Summer Olympics in 2020. Maybe they're just paying lip service to all the gamers and eSports fans out there.

The International 2017, a Dota 2 tournament under way this week in Seattle, is offering a prize pool of nearly $24m.

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