In what could come as a major boost for the Russian esports sector, President Vladimir Putin has stamped his sign of support. He supported the idea of holding Esports tournaments in Russian schools during the All-Russian open lesson.
Russia recognised esports as a sports discipline in 2016, one of the first countries to do so.
Putin praised esports by saying that it will “contribute to the destruction of cliches in the minds of many parents that computer games are pure evil.”
The government support means that now Russian schools will be getting state-of-the-art gaming hardware.
As the tournaments are going online and esports is only rising day by day, the pandemic factor has only helped to boost the esports industry further. The growth is evident as more players are active in-game with the additional free time and viewership on streaming platforms have sky-rocketed.