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ESports may become a medal sport at the 2024 Olympics

ESports may become a medal sport at the 2024 Olympics

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The interview also claims that Estanguet is of the belief that "a contest of digital prowess should be considered a legitimate sport", but also understands that the road to legitimacy, both in terms of broader public perception and in an official capacity at the Olympics, will not be a simple yes or no scenario.

"We are the only city that has two successful Olympics - that's what I look to", Councilman Gil Cedillo said, referring to previous L.A. Games in 1984 and 1932. "Let's try if we can find some bridges or not". If you were tracking what would be the next natural progression on the eSports legitimacy map, you wouldn't be surprised that the latest milestone reached is the consideration for making eSports a medal event in the Paris Olympic games scheduled for 2024.

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The Paris Olympics 2024 program will be finalized after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, so the committee will have years to consider the question and take note of the reception to these showcase competitions.

This won't be the first time that competitive video games have contended for a slot in the Olympics.

While the Paris bid committee seems to have an open mind when it comes to eSports, the IOC's president, Thomas Bach, seems a little more cynical. The practice came under intense criticism past year, and efforts to crack down on virtual betting exchanges was enforced by video game developers. "The IOC will have the last say, if they want esports on the programme".

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Paris will be officially awarded the 2024 Summer Games at an International Olympic Committee meeting in Peru next month.

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 youth's massive interest in eSports could be a huge draw for the Olympics, which is something that Estanguet sees as a good opportunity to invest in.

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Esport tournaments feature teams of players competing in various games, including League of Legends, Dota 2, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros., and more.


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