No esports in Olympics for fear of promoting violence

With a sharp rise in popularity over the last few years, leading to both streamed and televised events, it wasn’t unreasonable to consider for a moment whether esports would finally be included in one of the world’s top competitive events: the Olympics.

2 years ago

Olympics headlines

  • Esports forum being held by International Olympics Committee this month

    The International Olympics Committee (IOC) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) is hosting a forum to discuss the future of esports at the Olympics.

    3 years ago
  • EA: "We don't have plans to include female players in FIFA"

    FIFA executive producer David Rutter has calmed talk of female players being added to the franchise.

    8 years ago
  • Olympic effort: watch London 2012: The Official Video Game

    London 2012: The Official Video Game is, unsurprisingly, top of this week’s UK chart, giving Sega first and third place with Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games. All Olympic, all the time. Just in case you were curious as to how the digital version stacked up to the real thing, Sam put together a […]

    8 years ago
  • Report - Creative Assembly creating Olympics title

    Eurogamer‘s reporting that the sports title that Total War developer Creative Assembly is working on, revealed yesterday via a job listing, is a Olympics title on London 2012.

    11 years ago
  • Gamers to carry Olympic torch through China

    According to this GI report, pro gamers XiaoFeng “Sky” Li and Jaeho “Moon” Jang have been chosen by sponsor Razer to carry the Olympic torch part-way through China.“Team Razer extends hearty congratulations to Sky and Moon, and we are just as excited as they are,” said Razer president Robert Krakoff.Just don’t carry it too close […]

    13 years ago