E-SPORTS continues with minimal challenges

E-SPORTS continues with minimal challenges
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Although E-sport is one of the sport codes that has been given the green light by the Namibia Sport Commission to commence under strict regulations, they are no exception when it comes to challenges in trying to keep the code alive.
NBC sport caught up with NESA Vice president Flip de Bruyn who gave an update on the world of e-sport and the way forward.
Unlike most other sports, e-sport has not been affected as much by the current State of Emergency regulations, due to the fact that e-sport is not a physical game and thus there is not much physical contact between gamers to begin with.
eSport players can still practice within the comfort of their homes and share information online.
"Unfortunately, we needed to postpone some e-games to a later date, because normally we have online tournaments played over the internet which poses no threat, but physical games still need a gathering and locations" de Bruyn said.
Although they haven't really felt the effect of the State of Emergency measures due to COVID 19, the challenges of playing finals and qualifiers remain nonetheless.
"I can't say it's been very bad, but it's also not been ideal either. One of the biggest changes we had to make is the movement of the world championship to next year" he said.
Since many people still work from home, the NESA Vice President believes this is an opportune time to create more gaming events as they plan on moving toward hosting online e-sport games in the future.
"We can't sit still now, more than ever people need something to focus on especially something positive to put their energy and time on" he added.
NESA is planning to host the Dota 2 national Online tournament on the 21st of this month, for which entries close on 17 June 2020.
All those who wish to be part of this tournament are urged to enter now, including all NESA members.