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access_time July 12, 2013 at 9:28 AM in News by Alex Co

League of Legends now recognized by U.S. Government as a “sport,” pro players now eligible for visas


In what could be considered a major step for eSports and gaming, the U.S. Government now classifies “League of Legends” as a “sport,” and what’s more, pro players are eligible for visas now, too.

This was revealed by eSports commentator Leigh Smith over on Twitter where he revealed the following:

Hopefully, this is but a small step and we’ll see the sport gain more ground with sports organizations and governments worldwide in the coming months.

While I admit, I’m not a big eSports fan, any news where gaming is legitimized as something more than a “game for kids” is fine in my book.

Thanks, NeoGAF!


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