The Indonesian esports team competes in an exhibition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP The Indonesian esports team competes in an exhibition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
The Indonesian esports team competes in an exhibition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP

Why esports and the Olympics still have a complicated relationship

  • The IOC is reluctant to embrace an Olympic future for esports, despite its growing popularity among Generation Z and millennials
  • But while some within the committee have called for video games to be considered as potential Olympic events, an expert says any adoption must be done properly to avoid a backlash

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The Indonesian esports team competes in an exhibition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP The Indonesian esports team competes in an exhibition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
The Indonesian esports team competes in an exhibition at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo: AFP
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