The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that its inaugural Olympic Esports Week will happen in Singapore between 22 and 25 June 2023. The announcement marks the following main step in supporting the event of digital sports activities inside the Olympic Motion and interesting additional with aggressive players.
In partnership with the Ministry of Tradition, Group and Youth, Sport Singapore and the Singapore Nationwide Olympic Committee (SNOC), the Olympic Esports Week will showcase the most effective of digital sports activities – hybrid bodily and simulated sports activities – with the four-day pageant, together with exhibiting the most recent applied sciences, panel discussions, schooling periods and present matches.
The spotlight of the week would be the first in-person reside finals of the Olympic Esports Collection, a world digital and simulated sports activities competitors created in collaboration with the Worldwide Federations (IFs) which builds on the successes of final yr’s Olympic Digital Collection. The 2021 sequence attracted over 250,000 contributors from throughout 100 international locations to participate in competitions in digital and simulated sports activities together with baseball, motorsport, biking, rowing and crusing.
“Olympic Esports Week marks an vital milestone in our ambition to help the expansion of digital sports activities“
Talking concerning the announcement, IOC President Thomas Bach mentioned: “The primary Olympic Esports Week marks an vital milestone in our ambition to help the expansion of digital sports activities inside the Olympic Motion. We consider the thrilling new format of our digital sports activities competitors, with reside finals to be staged for the primary time, is a chance to collaborate additional with esports gamers and to create new alternatives for gamers and followers alike. It’s a good alternative to be partnering with Singapore, which has a historical past of supporting innovation within the Olympic Motion, internet hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Video games in 2010, so we’re trying ahead to working collectively carefully.”
SNOC Board member and IOC Vice-President Ng Ser Miang mentioned: “The Singapore NOC shares the Olympic Motion’s ambitions of exploring the event of digital sports activities. Singapore has a observe file of efficiently internet hosting a few of the greatest occasions within the digital sports activities and esports calendar – we’re honoured to be collaborating with the IOC to carry this shared imaginative and prescient to life.”
Particulars, together with the way to be a part of the primary Olympic Esports Week and Olympic Esports Collection, will probably be revealed in early 2023.