On September 7, 2020, eSports was declared an official sport in Ukraine. While Ukraine does not export electronic games, Ukrainian software developers are very active in eSports game development and design. Several of the world’s top gaming and eSports companies have development offices and partnerships in Ukraine.
The eSports announcement was made by Oleksandr Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. Ukraine’s tech sector generates $5.4 billion annually. A majority of that ties to providing IT outsourcing services to international tech companies. The Ukrainian government is actively engaged in facilitating the continued development of its tech sector.
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