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Paris Open To Esports Being An Olympic Sport In 2024 Summer Games

Paris Open To Esports Being An Olympic Sport In 2024 Summer Games

He discussed with them the probability of competitive gaming joining the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics program.

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. The committee believes this may be remedied via the popularity of competitive video game tournaments. "It's not about Olympics, '" Tony Estanguet, co-president of the bid board, told the AP. "It's not about Olympics, '" Estanguet told Associated Press.

What began in the 1970s (the earliest known video game competition took place in 1972 at Stanford University) grew through the '90s, thanks to increasing Internet connectivity. Let's look at it. Let's meet them.

Estanguet directs attention to the fact that we have nearly seven years before the event, and that means seven years for the public, and more importantly the International Olympic Committee, to develop their views of competitive gaming. "Let's try if we can find some bridges", said Estanguet. This follows the announcement that eSports will be a medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in China, which are recognized by the International Olympic Committee and marketed as the world's second largest multi-sport event after the Olympics.

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The discussions on the sports that will be part of the Olympic Games 2024 will be launched in 2019, but nothing will be definitely decided before 2020, or after the Olympic Games in Tokyo. "The IOC will have the last say, if they want esports on the programme".

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

As for the fighting game community, it's probably best we be excited at the prospect, but not have any expectations for the time being. I think it is interesting to have a dialogue with the worldwide olympic Committee, with the community, eSports, and to better understand the process and the reasons for its success , "said Tony Estanguet". Some of the most popular eSports games are Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Overwatch and StarCraft II.