According to Swedish Sports Television (SVT Sport), the Swedish Sports Confederation decided to admit the Swedish Esport Federation as a member and listed e-sports as a Swedish sport. One of the official sports. The proposal passed with 108 votes in favour and 71 votes against.
The 2021 “DOTA2” Tenth International Invitational Tournament (TI10) was originally planned to be held in Sweden. However, due to the policies of the Swedish authorities and other reasons, Valve’s application was rejected.
In the end, TI10 was forced to postpone and chose Romania as the venue, and spectators were not allowed to enter the stadium to watch the game.
Two years later, the Swedish Esports Association filed an application with the Swedish National Sports Federation. In addition to “DOTA2” and “CS: GO”, which had been rejected, the application documents also included “Rocket League”. These games will also be the first officially recognized e-sports in Sweden.