E-sports to be part of multisport event in India

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Overview:

Recently, India has officially recognised Esports as a part of 'multisport event'.

Why in news?

  • The President of India, amended the regulations governing eSports in accordance with the authority "conferred by clause (3) of Article 77 of the Constitution" and requested the Sports Ministry and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to include "Esports as part of multi-sports events."
  • According to a gazette notification, E-Sports will now be a part of the “multisports event” category in India. E-Sports will be taken care of by Department of Sports under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Meanwhile, 'Online Gaming' will be under MEITY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology).
  • E-Sports, short for electronic sports, is a form of competition using video games.

 


Q1) What are some examples of E-sports?

Some of the most popular esports games include League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Dota 2 and Call of Duty amongst many others.

Source: Government gives official recognition to Esports: All details