IOC confirms Singapore as host of first Olympic Esports Week in June 2023

IOC confirms Singapore as host of first Olympic Esports Week in June 2023

The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) has verified that its inaugural Olympic Esports 7 days will get place in Singapore concerning 22 and 25 June 2023.

The announcement marks the following significant action in supporting the improvement of virtual sports activities within the Olympic Movement and partaking even further with competitive players.

In partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Neighborhood and Youth, Sport Singapore and the Singapore Nationwide Olympic Committee (SNOC), the Olympic Esports Week will showcase the best of virtual sporting activities – hybrid bodily and simulated sports – with the 4-day pageant, like exhibiting the newest systems, panel conversations, education and learning classes and show matches.

The emphasize of the week will be the initially in-man or woman are living finals of the Olympic Esports Collection, a world wide digital and simulated sporting activities competition designed in collaboration with the Global Federations (IFs) which builds on the successes of previous year’s Olympic Virtual Sequence. The 2021 sequence captivated over 250,000 contributors from throughout 100 nations to get portion in competitions in digital and simulated sports such as baseball, motorsport, cycling, rowing and sailing.

Talking about the announcement, IOC President Thomas Bach claimed: “The 1st Olympic Esports 7 days marks an important milestone in our ambition to support the development of virtual sports in just the Olympic Motion. We feel the enjoyable new structure of our digital sports activities competitors, with dwell finals to be staged for the first time, is an option to collaborate further with esports gamers and to develop new opportunities for gamers and followers alike. It is a fantastic possibility to be partnering with Singapore, which has a record of supporting innovation in the Olympic Motion, hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Game titles in 2010, so we are wanting ahead to working together intently.”

SNOC Board member and IOC Vice-President Ng Ser Miang explained: “The Singapore NOC shares the Olympic Movement’s ambitions of exploring the progress of virtual sports activities. Singapore has a observe file of productively internet hosting some of the greatest gatherings in the virtual athletics and esports calendar – we are honoured to be collaborating with the IOC to bring this shared vision to lifestyle.”

Facts, together with how to be aspect of the first Olympic Esports Week and Olympic Esports Collection, will be uncovered in early 2023.