ESports in Russia should be controlled to be made to a specific set of rules, said Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko on air of TV channel “Match TV”.

“We have recognized, as a sport. But with perspective, I don’t think in 2024 eSports will appear in the program of Olympic games. there is already a short list. Although we already have its own Federation, which is developing this sport.

Not lost interest in traditional sports? Just we need to actively develop them. A ban is something we can’t.

Of course, the government will not support eSports, it is now their sponsors, so they did not apply for state support. But we ask certain limits, that was not something outside the bounds, how is it with children’s fights, for example. ESports will develop, whether we like it or not. So it is better just to ask him a little bit of the border,” – said Mutko.

In the spring, the media reported that the international Federation of eSports started collecting the necessary documentsto get the chance to incorporate a new discipline in the Olympic games in 2020.

The government will not support eSports, which has little chance of becoming an Olympic sport 29.10.2016

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