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.

By Niji Narayan

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.