Torch for Gaming believes eSports fully embody the Olympic spirit, adding that it’s more accessible to people excluded from the usual sports because of physical disabilities.
“By their design, video games provide joy and education,” the group says. “They entertain and they teach. Games create ethical boundaries and challenge our views, they force us to govern and to abide. No other sport can claim such a combination of body, will and mind.”
So far, the petition they created has 1564 signatures from 35 countries. They encourage people to sign by saying that video games promote friendship, create communities around shared experiences and do not discriminate on gender or age. If you want to sign the petition, go here.
How do you feel about this? I think a lot of holes are in their theory, and that gaming should stay as it is. eSports are enough, and demanding to further ruin such a sacred event finds me opposed, since it also originates from my country. Sound off in the comments below!