Esports proving it’s popularity as more real world events include virtual competitions

Esports popularity is growing very quickly in the sporting world, with real world events across the globe including esports demonstrations and tournaments in their line ups.

The IOC (International Olympic Committee) have also teamed up with Intel to announce the Intel World Open, which is an esports competition which will be held in Tokyo in the run up to the Summer Olympics next year.
The games featured will be Rocket League and Street Fighter V, and the prize fund sits at a whopping half a million dollars.
The event will be held from the 22nd to the 24th July in Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo, with the actual Olympic Games starting on the 24th July.
Any participating country can put forward a team, and a live qualifier will be held in Poland in June.

The Asian games, or Asiad, is described as the second largest multisport event after the Olympic Games. At the 2018 event, the organisers, the Olympic Councial of Asia, included an esports demonstration as an official part of the event. The IOC have now recognised esports as an official sport, and the hope is to include a demonstration at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Elsewhere, the MotoGp Esports Championship final will be held at the Valencia MotoGP in November, with various competitors from across the world taking part, it is set to be an exciting competition.

With many sports events organisers realising the fast growing popularity of Esports, more and more real world sporting events will now include esports competitions and tournaments. The future may well see gamers gaining the same levels of fame as our current sport stars see.

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