The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced details of the Olympic Esports Series 2023, a global virtual and simulated sports competition created by the IOC and in collaboration with International Federations (IFs) and game publishers.
Nine sports have initially been confirmed – Archery, Baseball, Chess, Cycling, Dance, Motor Sport, Sailing, Taekwondo and Tennis.
Professional and amateur players from around the world will take part in qualification rounds, culminating in the first ever live, in-person Olympic Esports Finals 2023 at Singapore’s Suntec Centre from June 22nd to 25th. The finals action will be streamed globally across Olympics.com and Olympic social channels.
David Lappartient, Chair of the IOC Esports Liaison Group, says: “The Olympic Movement brings people together in peaceful competition. The Olympic Esports Series 2023 is a continuation of that, with the ambition of creating more spaces to play for both players and fans of elite competition.
“We look forward to witnessing some of the world’s best compete on the global stage, as well as exploring together shared opportunities and lessons – across health and wellbeing, training and innovation.”