‘Esports, road to the Olympic’ How Far is Esports from becoming an Official Sports Discipline
The Olympic Council of Asia has announced Esports to be integrated as an official program of 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. While there is a variety of opinions and voices being expressed about esports as a sport, it is certain the status of esports is continuing to expand through its participation in mega sports events. As Thomas Bach, IOC president puts it, “it would be a valuable test for discussing formal discipline of the future Olympics.”
At this point, IeSF would like to announce the initial agenda of the Global Esports Executive Summit. ‘Esports, Road to the Olympics’. In this topic, IeSF is requesting the participation of various international sports society members to participate in the panel session to discuss on the relationship between traditional sports and esports. In the Global Summit held in Shanghai in 2016, there had been a pre-discussion on the similar topic, ‘Esports, Road to Official Sports’, wherein various sports and esports officials participated.
Other topics of the Summit will be announced as soon as they are confirmed, and this year, especially through the active support of the Busan city, would be promoted on a larger scale than before. A detailed introduction to this Summit can be found in the following link: http://ie-sf.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=iesf_notice&wr_id=162