As Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation Oleksandr Bornyakov said on his Facebook page, cybersport is officially recognized as a sport in Ukraine.

“Such a decision has just been made at a meeting of the Commission for the Recognition of the Sport in Ukraine. For our country, this is a historic moment, because e-sports has long been not just “shooters”, but a fundamental element of modern digital culture. About 600 million people are fond of it, including millions of Ukrainians, ”wrote Alexander Bornyakov.

He added that Ukraine has a high esports culture and strong players. Our teams regularly win various tournaments around the world. This industry has long turned into a real business that brings many benefits and opportunities both locally and globally. The official expressed hope that e-sports in Ukraine will now be not only an official sport, but also a part of the country’s economy.

“After all, holding competitions, developing infrastructure and developing games can significantly replenish the country’s budget and open up new opportunities and prospects!” – summed up Alexander Bornyakov.

Source: Facebook

By Alex

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a Silicon Valley-based consultant and writer. His latest book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less (Basic Books, 2016) and The Distraction Addiction (Little Brown, 2013) blend history, psychology, and neuroscience to explore the hidden role of leisure and mind-wandering in creative lives.

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