Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

The Olympics people are seriously considering eSports

An event, next month, will explore opportunities for eSports and the Olympics to work together.
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

The International Olympic Committee and the Global Association of International Sports Federations are hosting a forum. And it's not just any forum, but one to discuss the topic of eSports with the aim of building "joint understanding" between the sport sport and eSports worlds. Which sounds like a lot of marketing speak for the IOC and GAISF trying to work out if an eSports Olympics will make them any money.

The event, which takes place on July 21st in Lausanne, will offer a series of talks and panels about how eSports and the Olympics can work together. That includes talks on Twitch's success, pushes for gender equality, the lives of elite players and governance structures. Since the IOC has already said it's open to welcoming digital athletics into the tent, hopefully the idea of an eSports Olympics isn't such a fanciful notion. After all, the 2022 Asian Games has already made room for an eSports competition as a medal event.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Google is testing a way to activate Assistant without wake words

Google is testing a way to activate Assistant without wake words

View
Google Fi's phone subscription gets you a Pixel 4a for just $15 per month

Google Fi's phone subscription gets you a Pixel 4a for just $15 per month

View
'Uncharted' set photos offer our first look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake

'Uncharted' set photos offer our first look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake

View
Jabra's ANC update for the Elite 75t earbuds is now available

Jabra's ANC update for the Elite 75t earbuds is now available

View
NASA shares first images from OSIRIS-REx's touchdown on Bennu

NASA shares first images from OSIRIS-REx's touchdown on Bennu

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr