ESPORTS is rapidly being accepted into the mainstream sports scene with Jordan playing its part to smooth the way for the global phenomenon to cross over.
HRH Prince Omar Bin Al Feisal was the guest of honour at the inauguration of a new eSports training centre being opened at the Al Hussein Business Park. Joining the Prince were members of the Jordan team who will compete in eSports being held for the first time at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan next month.
HRH Prince Omar encouraged the five-member team to make Jordan proud and also met Amer Barqawi, one of the world's leading eSports players, who attended.
The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) is forming a temporary committee to manage eSports which could be included in an upcoming Olympic Games.
The centre will attract players from across the Kingdom to train and prepare for top events across the world under the Jordan flag.
This new cooperation between the JOC, Al Hussein Business Park and the temporary eSports Committee will help the sport to grow over the coming months and years.
Zain and Red Bull are also supporting the initiative.