Newspaper article China Post

TPA Urge Gov't to Make Online Gaming Official Sport

Newspaper article China Post

TPA Urge Gov't to Make Online Gaming Official Sport

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The China Post--A group of online computer game players who recently won a US$1 million championship in the U.S. paid a visit to lawmakers yesterday, soliciting their supports to boost the gaming industry in Taiwan.

During their trip to the People First Party's (PFP) caucus office in the Legislative Yuan, members of the Taipei Assassins (TPA) also urged the legislators to make online gaming an official sport locally for the future development of the industry.

TPA team leader Chen Hui-chung ([...]) said electronic sports, also known as competitive gaming, tests a player's hand-eye coordination, stamina and ability to focus.

Playing as a team in online games also builds team spirit and sportsmanship, Chen said, stressing that professional gaming is not unlike any other kind of sport.

Like other athletes, gamers also want to fight for national glory on the global stage, said Chen, 22. He called for government assistance to make competitive gaming an official sport in Taiwan. …

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