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#85 In conversation with Chris Jonasson - Legitimizing Esports: From game to sport
Episode 8515th August 2023 • Sports CDP Crash Course - Data Talks • Data Talks
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Join us in this podcast episode as Data Talks Head of Communication Lorraine Moalosi sits down with Chris Jonasson, the General Secretary of the Swedish Esports Federation. With unwavering dedication spanning a decade, Chris has been at the forefront of the movement to establish Esports as a legitimate sport in Sweden. We delve into the remarkable journey undertaken by the non-profit Swedish Esports Federation, which was founded to foster and enhance the Esports landscape in the country.

Marking a historic milestone on May 28th, 2023, Sweden officially recognized Esports as a sport, owing much of this achievement to Chris’s tireless efforts. In this conversation, we explore the challenges, triumphs, and pivotal moments that characterized this path-breaking odyssey.

Chris offers insights into the Federation’s instrumental role in advocating for Esports, shaping regulations, and uniting the community.