September 23, 2023


An Interactive Session

IOC announces Olympic Esports Series 2023 with winners to be crowned at live finals in Singapore from 22 to 25 June

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The at first verified highlighted video games throughout 9 athletics are:

  • Archery (World Archery Federation, Tic Tac Bow),
  • Baseball (Globe Baseball Softball Confederation, WBSC eBASEBALL™: Electric power Pros),
  • Chess (Intercontinental Chess Federation,,
  • Cycling (UCI, Zwift),
  • Dance (Environment DanceSport Federation, JustDance)
  • Motor sport (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, Gran Turismo).
  • Sailing (Planet Sailing, Virtual Regatta),
  • Taekwondo (Planet Taekwondo, Virtual Taekwondo)
  • Tennis (Intercontinental Tennis Federation, Tennis Clash),

The Olympic Esports Sequence 2023 begins nowadays, when both equally professional and amateur gamers from about the planet are invited to get portion in qualification rounds across a host of the showcased online games.

The Olympic Esports Series 2023 will culminate in reside, in-person finals for the first time, with gamers acquiring the option to development to the Olympic Esports Finals 2023. Taking position at Singapore’s Suntec Centre from 22 to 25 June, the finals action will be a highlight of the lately announced Olympic Esports Week 2023.

Coming jointly in Singapore for this unique opposition, the players will compete in entrance of supporters for the prestigious title of Olympic Esports Series winner. The thrilling finals motion will be streamed globally throughout and Olympic social channels.

This advanced format of the IOC’s digital level of competition builds on the successes of the Olympic Virtual Series. The 2021 sequence, which took location forward of the Olympic Online games Tokyo 2020, attracted above 250,000 individuals from throughout 100 nations to consider element in competitions. The Olympic Esports Sequence 2023 marks one more phase in supporting the progress of virtual athletics within just the Olympic Movement, as laid out in Olympic Agenda 2020+5, and proceeds its collaboration with the gaming and esports communities to make new alternatives for gamers and supporters alike.

Olympic Esports Series 2023 IOC

Speaking at the announcement, David Lappartient, Chair of the IOC Esports Liaison Team, explained: “The Olympic Movement delivers men and women together in peaceful levels of competition. The Olympic Esports Sequence 2023 is a continuation of that, with the ambition of building a lot more areas to participate in for both equally gamers and supporters of elite opposition. We appear ahead to witnessing some of the world’s finest contend on the worldwide stage, as very well as discovering jointly shared alternatives and lessons – throughout well being and wellbeing, training and innovation.”

This follows the modern announcement that Singapore will host the first Olympic Esports 7 days 2023. Produced in partnership with the Ministry of Lifestyle, Local community and Youth, Sport Singapore and the Singapore Nationwide Olympic Council (SNOC), the four-working day festival will showcase the very most effective of digital sports – such as technological know-how exhibitions, show matches, expert panel conversations, and the first stay finals of the Olympic Esports Series. The whole programme and ticket aspects for the Olympic Esports Week 2023 will be revealed in April.

To receive aspects on additional highlighted game titles across sporting activities that will be included to the Olympic Esports Series 2023, and how to acquire aspect, players* and enthusiasts can take a look at or signal up to obtain Olympic information here.

Notes to Editor

* Every highlighted recreation in the Olympic Esports Sequence 2023 has its own competition format and entry needs. In addition to this, these necessities will align with the recent IOC suggestions on the participation of athletes with Russian and Belarusian passports, and should be adopted by the IFs and publishers.


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