The Belarus Ministry of Justice has registered the national public association Belarusian Federation of eSports.
"This public association was created for the purpose of development of e-sports in the Republic of Belarus, as part of the international sports movement and the training of citizens for life in the information society, a healthy lifestyle," says the ministry.
Pressball commentator Andrei Vashkevich says this is a historical event: "The federation will become the main in Belarus very quickly."
"It [the Federation] will develop what most people are really interested in. What school children know without schools, orders or parents," said the expert.
ESports is a sport based on competitions in the virtual space.
As in the usual sports, you can engage in e-sports at the amateur level or become a professional taking part in computer games tournaments.