Paris Considers Video Games to be Included in 2024 Olympics

Paris Considers Video Games to be Included in 2024 Olympics”

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.

"We have to look at it because we can't say, 'It's not us. It's not about Olympics, '" Estanguet said of the move. Estanguet believes that gaming needs to become part of the Olympics if it hopes to stay relevant going forward. Let your child play non-contact, non-collision sports - there are so many of them.

Paris has yet to be officially announced as the host of the 2024 games, but that's expected to happen in September.

Seeing something like esports added to the fold at the Olympics could be a monumentous occasion for some, and could even go so far as to legitimize the career even further for some players.

Bringing eSports to the Olympics would be a challenging endeavor. The 2022 Asian Games may also feature eSports and a small-scale eSports event was held alongside the Rio Olympics in 2016. We're sure that the predicted global audience of 600 million that eSports could generate by 2020 wouldn't hurt either. As it stands Olympics is generally seen as a athletes sports, and while E- Sports does require strategy and wits it's not exactly renowned for its athleticism. Maybe they're just paying lip service to all the gamers and eSports fans out there.

"The big question is in 2017, knowing what we know today, why would we continue to intentionally damage the brains of our children?"

Earlier, it was reported that Los Angeles's proposal to include eSports in the event was to try to attract younger viewers.

"I am sure this edition of the games will build confidence between the IOC, the rings and the population, " Estanguet said.

Los Angeles 2028 Olympic bid chiefs will give more oversight to city officials as they attempt to fine-tune details of their hastily revised plans to stage the Games, documents showed Wednesday. "This is my mandate now.".

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