eSports Could Become An Olympic Type Sport
eSports have all chances of becoming an Olympic sport soon. Unbelievable, however, that might be true! Interested, aren’t you? Check this!
According to the Chairman of the LA 2024 delegation, if LA is successful in their bid, as early as 2024 eSports athletes could be battling it out for Olympic medals.
Before we go further, interesting is to mention that when it comes to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, around Four billion people soaked up a minimum of a short while. That is by the way, over half of the population! That is obvious that on the subject of sports niche, it’s one of the best ways to reach the worldwide attention, and in case the United States Olympic Committee could make their way, eSports might be the next to benefit of that window.
eSports As An Olympic Sport||Prerequisites: LA wins 2024 bid
There are, in total, three cities shortlisted for hosting the 2024 games and we have to admit that Los Angeles is among them. When Los Angeles is chosen for that purpose, together with London, the only city to become home for the Olympics on three occasions, they would try to benefit from the latest Olympic rule changes allowing the selection of new sports on a per event manner.
In fact, previously, the only one possible way for any kind of a new sport to get acceptance as an Olympic activity was for the International Federations of every sport to lobby the IOC (International Olympics Committee). And we all know that it was in the year 2014 when the rules changed, making, therefore, it possible for regional organizing committees to push sports around their country, and that is exactly what Los Angeles is planning to do with eSports.
When we take a closer look at the Los Angeles delegation press release, it becomes really evident that having eSports in the 2024 Olympic Games might make the Olympic movement far more appealing for millennials.
According to Casey Wasserman, the Chairman of the LA 2024 bid, the eSports inclusion would be a fantastic option for people not only across the US, but worldwide. He also added that using the 2024 Olympics as a way of pushing more of them into areas of the sport would be a really amazing idea. It should be added that the attraction for Millennials is believed to become a vital point in the IOCs decision to make eSports a part of 2024 Olympics. Typically, for exactly the same reasons, the 2020 Olympics taking place in Tokyo will have surfing and skateboarding. Will we see eSports four years later?