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Tokyo Olympic organisers on Wednesday called on the Japanese public to donate old smartphones and other old electronic devices to help make medals for the 2020 Games.
Forget swimming goggles and running cleats. As athletes gather for Asia’s biggest sporting event in Jakarta this week, much of the attention will be on computer mice and chunky headphones.
Tokyo Olympic organisers say they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices by the end of March to reach the amount that will be required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals.
eSports took a step into the sporting mainstream as it made its debut at the SEA Games.
Prospective Olympic competitors were quick out of the blocks on March 24 after the Tokyo Games were postponed until 2021 and most gave the decision the thumbs up on social media.
World of Tanks is a popular online game, and Chee Yih Yang was more than stoked when it was announced a couple of years ago that it was going to be a card game in the form of a deck-building game (DBG). How does it stack up, given that most DBGs run off the same range of mechanics and ways of playing?
Rob Pardo, Blizzard Entertainment's former chief creative officer and the lead designer on the seminal World of Warcraft, believes that video games tick all of the right boxes to qualify as an Olympic sport.