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E sports gets official status in India, President Vinod Tiwari speaks exclusively to PS

Two important developments have happened in the gaming sector this week. Firstly, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is now the nodal ministry to oversee the country's nascent but growing online gaming industry.

In another development, the government has officially recognised esports as part of multi-sports events. The esports community in the country has longed for this for a long time and the fact that this directive came just before the year ended has added to the enthusiasm.

The big news has cleared the air that esports must not be clubbed under the umbrella term 'gaming'. Experts have been reiterating that esports (Electronic sports) is a competitive sport where esports athletes use their physical and mental abilities to compete in certain genres of video games in a virtual, electronic environment.

The entire Esports fraternity in India will be rejoicing with this welcome news which has certainly been a result of the gaming community's collective efforts spanning over the last few years.

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  • Released : 06-Jan-2023

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