Thousands of players sign a petition to create the card game Yu-Gi-Oh! become an Olympic sport

Thousands of players sign a petition to create the card game Yu-Gi-Oh!  become an Olympic sport

In recent years, Esports have been growing strongly with remarkable growth, gradually introducing itself in large sports congresses such as the Asian Games or the SEA Games. Many gamers want esports to have a chance to feature at the Olympics, though that doesn’t seem to be possible right now.

The Tokyo Olympic Games are taking place in a very exciting way with the participation of 206 sports delegations and thousands of athletes. On this occasion, a Youtuber named Xiran Jay Zhao had the idea of ​​writing a petition for Esports, or more specifically, the card game Yu-Gi-Oh! become an Olympic sport. Although he doesn’t know the end result, his idea has attracted a huge response from Yu-Gi-Oh! In the world.

Currently, Xiran Jay Zhao’s petition has almost 11,000 followers and is one of the most signed petitions on In the petition description, Xiran Jay Zhao said that the card game Yu-Gi-Oh! Perfectly fit to become an Olympic sport because it requires both dexterity and physical strength and stamina: dexterity to draw cards, physical strength to play cards and stamina to compete for a long time.


The YouTuber’s argument does not sound entirely convincing, but that cannot stop the enthusiasm of her fans. However, if it were truly accepted that a card game would be in the Olympics, why would it be Yu-Gi-Oh! But not Magic The Gathering or Pokémon? This will probably be the next difficult problem for Yu-Gi-Oh! Must resolve.

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