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Esports Not Spared From Match-fixing, Corruption

By R. Vikneswaran

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Emerging as a big trend in the sports industry, electronic sports (esports) has found a place in international sports meets despite the negative perception of video gaming activities. 

Esports will be featured as a medal sport for the first time at the 2019 SEA Games and 2022 Asian Games. Organised as a demo sport during the 2018 Asian Games, efforts are now being taken to include esports in the Olympics although certain quarters of the conventional sports fraternity are unhappy over the move. 

There are ongoing arguments that it is not fair for esports to be included in the Olympics considering that many popular conventional sports such as cricket -- the second-most-watched sport in the world -- squash and bowling are still fighting for a place in the biggest sporting event of the planet.

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