Could competitive video gaming become a category in the Olympics? Possibly. According to Newser, the International Olympic Committee is considering adding a video gaming category. After meeting Saturday, they released a statement, saying that e-sports "could be considered as a sporting activity, and the players involved prepare and train with an intensity which may be comparable to athletes in traditional sports."
One big reason the IOC is considering this move: to pull in a younger audience.
— Newser (@Newser) October 29, 2017