Esports is about to be recognized as a sport in Romania. This is the announcement the Romanian authorities made during the first Esports summit held in Bucharest, Romania on July 21.
Bucharest had the honor of organizing the first Esports event and also Bucharest has the honor of organizing one of the most important Esports events this year, in October: DOTA 2 Final Tournament – The International 10.
By the way – are you coming to Bucharest this October for the DOTA 2 Tournament? While finding out that Bucharest is safe for travelers, it’s still worth reading this survival guide in Bucharest for DOTA 2 players and fans. You might find it of help while in Romania’s capital city.
This DOTA 2 tournament had a great influence on this decision from the Romanian government. The tournament was relocated to Romania after Sweden authorities refused to grant sports visas to the DOTA 2 players and teams. This is why Stockholm was replaced by Bucharest and the Romanian government is more than happy to have this event organized in the country.
And if you wondered why is Romania so into Esports recently, you have to know that Vlad Marinescu, the President of the Esports Federation, is Romanian. His influence and his Romanian roots have definitely counted in the equation.