Since at least 2017, there have been discussions about esports becoming part of the Olympics, even as sports geared towards younger audiences enter the Olympics, including skateboarding and sports. Surfing in Tokyo. This year, those conversations have led to an increasing presence of esports in professional leagues. In April, The IOC has announced it will host virtual auto racing, baseball, cycling, rowing and rowing competitions ahead of the Summer Olympics. However, those competitions omitted the most popular titles in e-sports, such as “League of Legends” and “Dota 2” and instead focused on games that simulate sports. Traditional sports with a limited number of players.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/07/24/tokyo-olympics-esports/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_business | Intel World Open gives Tokyo Olympics a taste of esports … virtually