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Overwatch League players meet with Olympic Committee

Overwatch in the Olympics? Time will tell.

Two Overwatch League players recently met with the International Olympic Committee and the Global Association of International Sports Federations to discuss Esports opportunities for the Olympics.

Joining other Esports players were Jacob ‘Jake’ Lyon of the Houston Outlaws and Se-yeon ‘Geguri’ Kim of the Shanghai Dragons. Other gaming attendees included Epic Games Co-founder Mark Rein, Blizzard Entertainment Co-founder Mike Morhaime and StarCraft II Esports star Dario ‘TLO’ Wünsch.

The players were involved in a two-day summit to discuss the relationship between Esports and the International Olympic Committee.

The Overwatch League’s first Grand Finals will take place next weekend, with the London Spitfire facing off against the Philadelphia Fusion. Action begins at 9.00am AEST on 28 July.

Overwatch is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.


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