The International Olympic Committee (IOC), together with the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), has released the event details and ticketing information for the inaugural Olympic Esports Week, taking place in Singapore’s Suntec Centre from 22 to 25 June 2023.
This includes all Olympic Esports Finals action across 10 events – and sport shooting has now joined the line-up, with the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)’s challenge featuring Fortnite.
The inaugural Olympic Esports Week is a four-day festival of virtual sports and gaming created by the IOC and hosted in Singapore. A highlight of the week will be the first in-person, live finals of the Olympic Esports Series 2023 – the global virtual and simulated sports competition from the IOC, conducted in collaboration with International Federations (IFs) and game publishers. Qualification rounds in baseball, chess, motorsport and sailing are already under way, with competitors aiming to reach the finals in Singapore and compete in front of fans for the prestigious title of Olympic Esports Series winner.
The ISSF’s sport shooting island created in Fortnite has been added to the Olympic Esports Finals line-up. The event will see 12 players from the 2023 Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) invited to compete on the global stage. A specially designed Fortnite Creative Island, made to reflect sport shooting competition, will put the target-aiming accuracy of sharp shooters to the test and see them navigate the in-game environment as they compete to become an Olympic Esports Series winner.
All the finals action will be streamed globally across Olympics.com and Olympic social channels.
Ticket-holders will be able to attend a full schedule of events across the Olympic Esports Week programme, including:
- All the incredible live finals action from the Olympic Esports Series – Friday 23 June: archery, cycling, dancing, sailing; Saturday 24 June: baseball, taekwondo, sport shooting, tennis; Sunday 25 June: motorsport, chess.
- A host of the latest virtual sports, gaming and esports innovations in the free-to-play zone, including baseball, cricket, cycling and motorsport.
- Some of the world’s best competing in exhibition matches across NBA 2K23, Eleven Table Tennis and much more.
Olympic Esports Week marks another step in supporting the development of virtual sports within the Olympic Movement, as laid out in Olympic Agenda 2020+5, and continues the Movement’s collaboration with the gaming and esports communities to create new opportunities for players and fans alike.
Please visit Olympics.com for full details on Olympic esports, including Olympic Esports Week and the Olympic Esports Series 2023. All the live finals action, as well as the official Olympic Esports Week opening ceremony on Thursday 22 June, will be streamed globally on Olympics.com.