The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released the details for the 2023 Olympic Esports Series — a global virtual and simulated sports competition created by the IOC in collaboration with the International Federations and game publishers.
The 2023 Olympic Esports Series gets underway from March 1, 2023, and will have both professional and amateur players taking part from around the world across multiple games. The tournament will have both in-live and in-person finals, and the winners will stand a chance to qualify for the 2023 Olympic Esports Finals, which will be held at Singapore’s Suntec Centre from June 22 to 25 later this year.
The 2023 Olympic Esports Week will be hosted in Singapore and is being hosted through the partnership of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Sport Singapore and the Singapore National Olympic Council.
Following are the confirmed titles at the Olympic Esports Series:
- Archery (World Archery Federation, Tic Tac Bow)
- Baseball (World Baseball Softball Confederation, WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS)
- Chess (International Chess Federation, Chess.com)
- Cycling (UCI, Zwift)
- Dance (World DanceSport Federation, JustDance)
- Motor sport (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, Gran Turismo)
- Sailing (World Sailing, Virtual Regatta)
- Taekwondo (World Taekwondo, Virtual Taekwondo)
- Tennis (International Tennis Federation, Tennis Clash)
David Lappartient, Chair of the IOC Esports Liaison Group, commented:
“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.“