Taipei City government hoping to make e-sports ‘official’

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/23
By: K.H. Yu and Lillian Lin

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Taipei’s Department of Economic Development wants 201510230024t0001to help the gaming community in Taiwan get public resources to promote e-sports by having e-sports included among the sports officially recognized by the central government.

Economic Development Commissioner Lin Chung-chieh (林崇傑) said Friday that the department has submitted an appeal on e-sports to the Sports Administration under the Ministry of Education, and he will visit the agency’s deputy director on Oct. 26 to discuss making gaming an officially recognized indoor sport.

In early October, Lin invited some 20 competitive video game players, game developers, and agents of games to discuss the feasibility of the city government helping with the promotion.     [FULL  STORY]

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