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ESports becomes official sports discipline in Belarus

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.

ESports becomes official sports discipline in Belarus