Updated at 09:59,27-04-2017

eSports now officially sport discipline in Belarus

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eSports now officially sport discipline in Belarus
Computer games have officially become part of a healthy lifestyle, rivaling hockey.

Belarus Ministry of Justice has registered the Republican Public Association Belarusian Federation of eSports.

This public association has been 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 and a healthy lifestyle, said the ministry.

Pressball commentator Andrei Vashkevich has called it a historical event: This federation will very soon already during our lives will be the main one in Belarus.

It [the Federation] will develop what is really interesting to the masses (as opposed to hockey or football): what children know without schools, orders, parents or books, said the expert.

ESports is a sport, based on the competition in the virtual space.

As in the usual sports, you can engage in e-sports at the amateur and professional levels taking part in computer games tournaments.