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Good News for Gamers! Esports now officially recognized as ‘multi-sport’ event by Govt of India

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Good news for all the gamers in India as the Government of India has officially recognized ‘Esports’ (Electronic Sports) as a part of multi-sports events in India.

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Droupadi Murmu, the President of India in the exercise of the powers “conferred by clause (3) of article 77 of the Constitution” amended the rules governing Esports. She asked the MeitY and the Sports Ministry to include “e-Sports as part of multi-sports events”.

The Dept of Sports will take care of the electronic sport under the Ministry of Sports. On the other hand, ‘Online Gaming’ will be under MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology).

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There had been a growing demand for Esports, and Indian Esports Industry had been fighting for Esports, not to be included under the umbrella term “Gaming”. In esports, athletes use their mental-physical abilities to compete in different genres of video games.

Lokesh Suji, Director of the Esports Federation of India & Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF) said,

“Great news for us to begin the New Year. We have been constantly working on establishing the difference between esports and iGaming, and finally, our efforts have been fulfilled. Only a short time until we see Esports being placed in the same league as cricket, football, basketball, etc., and having similar fan power, scale and craze.”

Suji added,
“With the latest announcement and India recently competing for medals at the inaugural Esports Asian Games, people are shaking off the misconceptions linked with esports as a passion or career option. The year 2023 beholds greater opportunities for esports and we are anticipating more favorable developments, only making it bigger. It surely has been a great year for Indian esports,”
Last month, IOC President Thomas Bach said the inaugural Olympic Esports Week would mark a key milestone “in our ambition to support the growth of virtual sports within the Olympic Movement”.

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