The Russian authorities continue to talk about the need to support esports. The State Duma Committee on Physical Culture and Sports proposed to legislate the term “esports athlete”, and then discuss special benefits.
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On September 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum. During his speech, he instructed Russian companies to pay attention to esports and support its development.
Dmitry Chernyshenko held a digital lesson in Kazan as part of the marathon “Share your knowledge”. At it, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation called video games a powerful tool of influence and pointed out that they often substitute historical facts, as well as propagandize violence.
The company SMP ESports, owned by Boris Rotenberg, decided to develop its own games in the genre of sports simulators. Football and hockey simulators will be the first.
There are 5 million gamers between the ages of 6 and 18 living in Japan, according to Niko Partners. According to the latest report of the analytical company, they are more interested in foreign titles than adult gamers and rarely use a PC for games.
The SMP Racing organization founded by Boris Rotenberg wants to make a “Russian Assetto Corsa“. She asked the Russian authorities to support the development of a racing simulator and offered to include it in the program of the tournament “Games of the Future“.
Motorsport Games hasn’t paid salaries to its Russia-based development team for months. As a result, one of the employees reportedly decided to take more desperate action, threatening to leak the source code for several games online if the company continued not to pay wages.
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