Let's look at it. Let's meet them. It's not about Olympics, ' " Estanguet told the AP.
"We are the only city that has two successful Olympics - that's what I look to", Councilman Gil Cedillo said, referring to previous L.A. Games in 1984 and 1932. "Let's try if we can find some bridges", said Estanguet.
What began in the 1970s (the earliest known video game competition took place in 1972 at Stanford University) grew through the '90s, thanks to increasing Internet connectivity. If you were tracking what would be the next natural progression on the eSports legitimacy map, you wouldn't be surprised that the latest milestone reached is the consideration for making eSports a medal event in the Paris Olympic games scheduled for 2024. Any changes to the events in the 2024 Olympics will start to be looked at in 2019, with final decisions being made following the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. By 2022, it will become an official sport at the event, although it is unknown which games would be contested. "The IOC will have the last say, if they want esports on the program". Now, Paris is floating around a radical addition to their games, #esports. I think it is interesting to have a dialogue with the global olympic Committee, with the community, eSports, and to better understand the process and the reasons for its success , "said Tony Estanguet". There will be no dramatic vote, as the French capital is the only remaining bidder for the Olympics after Budapest, Hamburg, and Rome all withdrew their candidacies.
While eSports, or competitive video gaming, has now been a thing for some time, it's rather swift rise in stature is still sprinting past milestones. The biggest games at popular esports events, however, include League of Legends, Call of Duty, Dota 2 and Federation Internationale de Football Association are among the most popular games in competition.
A rushed and contentious Friday meeting returned the result the Los Angeles City Council was hoping for: a unanimous council endorsement of the 2028 Olympics bid, and agreement that the city would cover any cost overruns associated with the games.