Esports are vying for Olympic inclusion, but it doesn't look like the most popular titles will be considered because they're too violent.

Speaking to the South China Morning Post, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach suggested that the content in games like Overwatch, CS:GO, and League of Legends does not align with Olympic values.

"We want to promote non-discrimination, non-violence, and peace among people," Bach said.

"This doesn't match with video games, which are about violence, explosions, and killing. And there were have to draw a clear line."

Bach added that virtual versions of traditional sports will be considered.

"If ever somebody is competing at playing football virtually or playing other sports virtually, this is of high interest," he said.

"We hope that, then, these players are really delivering sports performance. If [fans] at the end would even play the sports in the real world, we would even be more happy."

It seems like that only leaves the likes of FIFA, NBA2K, and perhaps Rocket League as Olympic hopefuls.

Esports is under consideration for inclusion at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

The popularity of esports has already seen it confirmed as a medal event at the 2022 Asian Games.