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Russia won’t be removed from Ubisoft’s Winter Olympics game; Far Cry 5 delayed

Ubisoft has said it won’t be pulling Russia from its Winter Olympics expansion for Steep, despite the country’s ban from the South Korean 2018 Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee this week blocked Russia’s participation in the event after it was found guilty of employing a state-backed systematic doping program. …

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Nielsen Esports report claims only 28% of esports fans want to see it at the Olympics

A Nielsen study entitled “The Esports Playbook: Maximizing Investment Through Understanding The Fans” has revealed some interesting facts on numbers.  The headline is that while 71% of respondents believe that esports will become a mainstream activity in the near future, only 53% consider esports to be an actual sport.   Nielsen’s …

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Esports at the 2024 Olympics is a tough proposition, here are the problems it has to face

I would love to see top tier esports play out at the Olympics for Paris 2024, but sadly esports at the Olympics seems doomed to fail. This despite the attempts by the Paris Olympic bid committee and in particular Tony Estanguet, a three time olympic gold winning slalom canoeist, to …

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Esports could feature in 2024 Paris Olympics

Esports players could be competing for Olympic medals in 2024. Tony Estanguet, the co-president of Paris’ Olympic Bid committee, has told the Associated Press that he’ll be looking to organise talks between esports representatives and the International Olympics Committee about esports joining the 2024 Olympics program. Paris will be hosting …

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International Olympic Committee president “not 100% clear” on whether esports can be sports

After the announcement of a strategic partnership between the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Alibaba’s sporting wing Alisports, esports will become a medalled sport at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. This has drawn controversy and discussion from people in esports and physical sports as both parties come …

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cosplays as Mario in Olympics closing ceremony

Mario made a surprise appearance in the closing ceremony for the Rio Olympics last night. Tokyo will be the event’s host in 2020, and as is traditional the next host nation made an appearance at the colourful close. Viewers were greeted with a short showing Mario using a device to …

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IeSF building eSports athlete’s commission in bid to get eSports to the Olympics

The International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) has announced that it is working on an eSports athlete’s commission, in an attempt to get eSports to the Olympics in the future. The commission will aim to give players a say when building international competitive rule sets and generally allow for more standardisation across …

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Nintendo gets Sonic exclusivity, new Olympics game

Sonic The Hedgehog will continue to find a home on Nintendo formats as the platform holder announced an exclusive new partnership with Sega. As part of this deal the hedgehog’s next outing, Sonic: Lost World, will be released only for Wii U and 3DS. More details of the game will …

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