63 times the word digitization in the freshly presented coalition agreement between SPD, Greens and FDP appears, 226 times the word digital. Together with the prefix climate, they determine the negotiated effort intentions of the future federal government to 178 pages. ESPORT dives only once — but the name has it in itself.
The contract in the section Digital Innovations and Digital Infrastructure: Competencies in the Federal Government are re-ordered and bundled, introduced a central additional digital budget and subjected to a digitization check.
A so-called digitization check should also be subjected to the paper after the paper. Under the point of cultural promotion, the strengthening of Germany is called a Game site, in which a promotion should be understood.
The Esports-Bund in Germany (ESB) and the ESPORT Clubs in Germany can again quiet optimism. Thus, it continues in the coalition agreement: We create legal certainty for charitable journalism and make E-Sport charitable.
The non-profit is a long-term goal of ESB and clubs in Germany. Because with her, the federal government controls for the clubs. Money, which in turn is used to improve structures and can flow into the promotion of talents.
So far, the path of charitableness has always been a rocky. The path about youth promotion and education always only a way out, which limits the proportion of older club members. So now comes to the so necessary step for the escort?
Most supposed déjà vu or tentative optimism?
Ambitions also seemed the goals of the previous Federal Government from CDU, CSU and SPD. They wrote themselves in the then coalition agreement of 2018, to recognize the ESPORT in the future completely as a separate sport with club and association rights.
Unfortunately, nothing happens. Instead, the federal government hid behind the DOSE.
Not only was a small request of the FDP in September 2018, that it is currently no recognition procedure for sports by the Federal Government. There was also a further answer to a small request of the FDP on 5 May 2021 that an overpass of the eSport is rejected into nonprofit and therefore no actions needed.
Optimism, however, unemployed must not be completely made entirely, even if the ESPORT is called only in one sentence.
SPD, Greens and FDP, before the Bundestag election 2021, was in their election programs for the non-profit of Esport clubs in Germany. The coalition paper presented now seems the logical consequence. A long overdue consequence.