Esports are taking off and the Commonwealth Games needs to catch up

5 Apr 2018

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have finally kicked off, but esports have been left out of the schedule. Esports are video game competitions – generally strategy and fighting games, but also sports. It is a burgeoning field, especially among younger demographics and in Asia Pacific and the United States.

According to TC Beirne School of Law's Associate Professor Sarah Jane Kelly including esports in the Commonwealth Games will not only ensure the event stays relevant to these fans, it will also engage others with sports that don’t have gender barriers and showcase new technologies facilitating fan engagement, like virtual and augmented reality.

Read Associate Professor Kelly's full article in The Conversation

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