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ESL’s Michal Blicharz Discusses Esports’ Olympic Hopes Following IOC Forum - The Esports Observer

'To combat that those differences, Epic Games co-founder and vice president Mark Rein used the forum to suggest that esports competition be structured similarly to the Paralympics. '

'ESL’s Michal “Carmac” Blicharz has been in the esports industry for 15 years, but at the IOC’s esports forum last month, his lone role was being what he referred to as a “humble delegate.”Blicharz, who serves as ESL’s vice president of pro gaming, wasn’t put on any panels for the event. '

' He said ‘the sport you were a gold medalist in [fencing], it’s literally lethal in its origins.’ Whereas a lot of sports play out violence without crossing a certain line.”Part two of our interview with Michal “Carmac” Blicharz will look ahead to the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2019—and how ESL acquired its first Major since 2016. '

'Ultimately, it is that association that Blicharz believes is most important for the growth of the esports industry.“If the IOC were to adopt video games in one way or another, I think that would be probably the final step towards the recognition of esports as something that is not in any way a waste of time, not in any way something that is negative,” he said. '

'Instead, his attendance at the event was comprised of meeting people and being a part of discussions going on behind the scenes.“I had a lot of interesting conversations,” he said. “A lot of them actually were surrounding how we can align our worlds because structurally they’re very, very different.”ESL didn’t send people to the event with any sort of agenda, according to Blicharz. '

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