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Woman Wins StarCraft II Tournament — Now Can Olympics Add eSports?

Joey Marona of Cleveland.com writes: “The International Olympic Committee is, in fact, considering adding eSports as a medal event in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Part of that evaluation: the StarCraft II tournament in Pyeongchang over the weekend won by 24-year-old Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn of Canada. She became the first woman and just the second non-South Korean to win a major StarCraft II tournament in that country.”

“While the premise of the most popular eSports games conflicts with the Olympics’ goal to promote non-discrimination, non-violence, and peace, Compete reports the tournament, won by a woman over a man and which attracted top players from across the globe, might have laid the groundwork for eSports eventually becoming an Olympic sport.”

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