As discussions proceed regarding how esports might one day be included in the Olympics, it has become clear that a solution won’t be so cut-and-dry. While hundreds of thousands attend competitions in person and millions watch online, there are still significant barriers to Olympic inclusion.
“That is not on our radar just yet,” IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell said of esports being considered as as medal event on the Leaders Podcast last week.
But there certainly interest in involving esports in some way in the Olympics. Intel is one of the companies that is doing esports events leading up to PyeongChang in 2018. Olympic stakeholders recently recognized that esports can be considered a sporting activity.
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