The Esports Research Report
The Esports Research Report
Esports as sport and why 'The International' for Dota 2 will not happen in Sweden (Ep 23)

The question of esports and sport and the ongoing covid pandemic continue to impact the esports scene. We discuss the latest major event (or non event in this case), the  recent rejection of esports as a sport in Sweden despite the application by the Swedish Esports Association. This caused ‘The International’ in Dota 2, one of esports biggest events to move elsewhere as visa issues emerged for the athletes. Joining Dr. Brian McCauley are member of the Swedish Parliament: Rickard Nordin and the President and Vice President of the Swedish Esports Association; Sammi Kaidi & Jonas Öberg as we look at a difficult future for major esports competitions in Sweden.

You can connect with Rickard when he streams Heartstone here:

Contact Sammi or Jonas through Svenska Esportförbundet here: