Video Game Olympics Debut
Cosmosquark - 7 Apr 2016, 1:43 a.m.
Category: Video Games

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The Video Game Olympics are set to debut at Rio for 2016.

Brazil, Canada, USA and Britain are the only confirmed entrants so far. Although I imagine more countries will submit their enteries soon.

Nartional qualifiers will be held domestically to produce teams for each olympic competition,

A new body, the International eGames Committee (IEGC), has been set up to govern this,

This is showing that eSports, an already multi-million dollar industry is onwards and upwards in popularity and seriousness. You also have betting organisations offering bets on individuals/teams winning at various eSport competitions, of which can attract in some instances $10M+ prize money (The International 2015, the main eSports tournament for Dota 2, attracted a prizepool of over $18M).

There will be a mix of PC, console games and maybe mobile games (Angry Birds Olympics anyone?).


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Last updated - 2017-11-03 21:11:33.388065+00:00 - updated by Cosmosquark - Reason : None

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