The State Duma said that esports should become an Olympic sport. This initiative was put forward by the Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Boris Chernyshov. He wrote a letter to the head of the IOC, Thomas Bach, reports TASS…
Chernyshov suggested including e-sports in the Olympics program as soon as possible. “The main sporting events of the planet should be as close as possible to the youth. For her, the recognition of esports as the discipline of the Games will demonstrate the need to combine two important components of modern life: sports and digital technologies that are conquering the world, ”he said.
According to Chernyshov, the benefits of team computer games have been proven. They develop the child’s strategic thinking and communication skills, he said. In addition, the deputy believes that the games help prevent shootings in schools.
Earlier, the Federation of Computer Sports (FKS) of Russia said that 14 years is the best age to start playing eSports. The FCC representatives noted that the peak of the esports career usually occurs at the age of 19-20.
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