Say What?!: Russia Recognizes Cybersport as Official Form of Athletic Pursuit

say-whatRUSSIA – The Russian Ministry of Sport has included virtual games in the register of official sports of the country. Hereafter the agency will consider Russian gamers to be sport professionals alongside football and basketball players, racers and others.

Young men and women even can compete for such official athlete ranks as the Master of Sport of the Russian Federation, the Master of Sport – International Class and Merited Master of Sport of the Russian Federation.

However, there is no official list of disciplines for cybersport, leaving much to interpretation.

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