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Esports demonstration programme included in European Games Cultural programme in Minsk

Belarusian Federation of esports will conduct a demonstration programme during the European Games cultural programme next year in Minsk.
“We’ve been working towards the goal for a long time,” Denis Bogush, Belarusian Federation of esports chairman, said.
“The accomplishment confirms the significance of the work we’ve done.”
The Belarusian Federation of esports has expressed their intention to organise a “major tournament” of FIFA 19, the latest instalment of the football simulator game.
It is claimed that the esports players from famous European clubs and teams from the nations in the Commonwealth of Independent States which include Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Russia will participate in the programme.
As per the Federation, work is in progress on the format of the tournament and the list of clubs.
In the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, 2017 held at Ashgabat, esports had featured as a full medal sport.
In this year’s Asian Games held at Jakarta and Palembang, esports was included as a demonstration event. It is having the potential t to become a full medal event at the 2022 edition in Hangzhou in China.
Recently, the Olympic Summit declared that esports being included on the Olympic programme in the near future.
Olympic Summit also stated that some games are violent and, therefore, “are not compatible with the Olympic values and therefore cooperation with them is excluded”.
The Summit called for “accelerated cooperation” with these kinds of esports, urging International Federations to explore the “potential benefits and applications of the electronic and virtual versions of their sports.”

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