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  • ITMO Students' Startup Lets Gamers Play With Top E-Sports Players

    Research by Mail.Ru Group shows that nearly every second Internet user in Russia plays online games. Last year, the Ministry of Sport placed e-sports on par with traditional sports such as football or basketball. Tony Estanguet, member of the International Olympic Committee, recently said that e-sports may well be included into the 2024 Olympics program. On the wave of e-sports’ growing popularity, ITMO Master’s students Nikolai Golos and Ivan Bormotkin launched their new project Funbo at the university’s Future Technologies accelerator. Funbo allows any gamer to play with professional cyber-athletes - an opportunity that few gamers ever had before. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, Nikolai shared about the novel project