New French Digital Republic Bill to officially recognise esports

14 June 2016

Benjamin Znaty

France’s new Law for a Digital Republic (more commonly known as the "Digital Republic Bill"), which is currently being discussed by the French parliament, includes an article permitting the French minister of sports to accredit video game competitions. Such competitions, also known as "esports", are therefore on track to be officially recognised as a national sport in France and its players as athletes.

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