Government recognises e-sports as part of multisports events

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Government recognises e-sports as part of multisports events

The Government of India has officially recognised ‘E-Sports’ (Electronic Sports) as a part of Multi-sports events on 27th December.

Important facts

  • E-sports will be handled by the Department of Sports under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

  • This decision was taken by President Draupadi Murmu, using the powers given in provision 3 of Article 77 of the Constitution, after changing the rules related to e-sports.

  • It is noteworthy that since the inclusion of e-sports as a demonstration sport in the Jakarta Asian Games 2018, there has been a demand to make it a part of the multi-sport event.

  • The International Olympic Committee is also promoting e-sports and in this exercise, the first Olympic e-sports week will also be celebrated in Singapore in June 2023.

  • Next year's Asian Games in China will see the debut of e-sports.

  • The Indian Esports Industry has been fighting for E-sports not to be clubbed under the umbrella term “Gaming”.

What is E-sports?

  • e-sports or “electronic sports,” transforms online gaming into a spectator sport. 

  • The experience is similar to watching a professional sporting event, with spectators watching video gamers compete against each other in a virtual environment.

  • The e-sports Industry has maintained that e-sports is a competitive sport where e-sports athletes use their physical and mental abilities to compete in certain genres of video games in a virtual, electronic environment.

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