E-sports' road to Olympics likely a long one

Some experts say the way e-sports players dedicate their time and training to gaming demonstrates values worthy of the Olympics.
Some experts say the way e-sports players dedicate their time and training to gaming demonstrates values worthy of the Olympics.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Experts cite IP issues , lack of global body as some obstacles to Games' inclusion of video gaming

Last year, the multiplayer online battle game League Of Legends drew 33 million viewers for its world championship.

In comparison, the National Basketball Association finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors drew 20.4 million viewers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 13, 2018, with the headline 'E-sports' road to Olympics likely a long one'. Print Edition | Subscribe