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IOC Proposes ‘Olympic Esports Games’ Under Iconic Rings

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) has put out a ground-breaking proposal to create the “Olympic Esports Games.” This proposal will be debated during the 142nd IOC Session, which is scheduled to take place during the Olympics in Paris. This is a significant step towards the integration of esports into the global athletic arena.

The Olympic Virtual Series in 2021 and the Olympic Esports Week in Singapore in June 2023, which included over 130 participants in 10 mixed-gender category events, were two successful esports initiatives that the IOC is following up with. The event, which drew a sizable crowd in Singapore, garnered a considerable amount of online attention. Over 500,000 distinct people participated, and six million live-action views were obtained across various platforms. The event notably resonated with viewers between the ages of 13 and 34.

With its rapidly growing esports sector, India stands to gain greatly from this plan. The nation’s esports competitors have already proven their abilities in a number of significant international multi-sport competitions. This includes Tirth Mehta’s bronze in the Asian Games 2022, when esports was a showcase event, and the nation’s DOTA 2 team winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022.

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Akshat Rathee Opinion on it

Co-Founder and Managing Director of NODWIN Gaming Akshat Rathee offered his opinion on this development, saying, “This recent development around the ‘Olympic Esports Games’ further fortifies the dawn of esports as a mainstream sport in international multi-sport events.” Democratically elected and autonomous sports federations are now empowered to interact with the young of their particular sports while upholding the principles of the Olympic charter, thanks to the decision to place responsibility for the adjacency of their sport to an esport title on international federations.


Akshat Rathee commented, “The Olympic Esports Games is an endorsement of esports by the most prestigious global sports body, realizing its value and giving it recognition.” regarding how the IOC’s EB proposal will affect the esports industry. The Global Esports Federation (GEF) and NODWIN Gaming have formed a strategic relationship, with the mutual goal of advancing esports in growing markets worldwide. We anticipate more recent collaborations between brands, publications, and communities and both new and current players in the market. The prospect that conventional esports titles will soon be able to be selected by international or national federations and included as a medal sport in the Olympics, as well as the fact that this cutting-edge sport will ultimately be included under the iconic rings of the Olympics.”

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Popularity of Esports in India

In India, esports has become a popular sport after being recognized officially as a “multi-sport” event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has publicly backed the expansion of the business, notable competitions like NODWIN Gaming’s BGMI Masters Series (BGMS) are now televised on major sports networks, and conventional sports figures and teams have entered the market.

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The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) active consideration of adding esports to the Olympic program excites us. This is a significant step toward Esports’ acceptance as a real performance sport. Through the inclusion of Esports in the Olympics, the IOC is recognizing the commitment, talent, and sportsmanship of this developing industry. This accomplishment is the result of the diligent effort of regulatory organizations, stakeholders, game creators, and most importantly, players. This action honors the contributions of all parties involved and affirms the significance of esports. We are pleased to have helped Esports get off the ground in India in little ways, and it’s inspiring to watch the skill and perseverance of players from all over the world compete in Esports and succeed in their Olympic pursuits. declared  Roby John, CEO and Co-Founder of SuperGaming.