Esports Is Now An Official Sport in Sri Lanka

Posted on: Oct 09, 2019 By smartlaunch in News and trends,

Sri Lanka has made history by being the first country in South Asia to officially recognize esports as an official sport, after the Ministry of Sports published the declaration on 2nd of October. The declaration was first made on September 26 by Sri Lankan Minister of Telecommunication and Sports Harin Fernando.

Esports is one of the top flourishing sports in Sri Lanka, and is set to make its inaugural appearance as a medal event at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games this December in the Philippines.

Another proof of the popularity of esports in the country, is the recently concluded qualifying round for the Inter-School Esports Championship, which saw the participation of a record number of more than 150 schools from across Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has now joined the likes of France, Finland, Kazakhstan, and China as a country that recognises esports as an official sport.

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