The UK government is backing a plan to hold an international sporting event will essentially be the Olympics of eSports: The eGames. The tournament will invite players from around the world to compete during Olympic years after the conclusion of the athletic games in the host cities for the the games (Rio de Janiero in 2016, Pyeongchang in 2018, and Tokyo in 2020). The eGames competitions will be held in Olympic arenas. National qualifying tournaments will be held in each eGames country to determine the players on each national team.
The UK, Canada, Brazil, and the United States have already signed up to compete in The eGames. Each team will have a national team of players over 18 year old who will play in individual and team competitions. The first event will happen in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Summer Olympics. A two day competition will promote the eGames in the hope of gaining support from other countries.
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In addition to the eGames, a new governing body called the International eGames Committee (IEGC) was announced. The mission of the IEGC is to create diverse and inclusive gaming competitions around the world. Advisory Boards will be set up in each country participating in the eGames, for example: The British eGames Association will oversee eTeam Britain.
— Michael Cohen (@TorteDeLini) April 11, 2016