Olympic Esports Week to be held in Singapore next year
The International Olympic Committee has confirmed the inaugural event and set dates for the tournament.
The International Olympic Committee has announced its next step in celebrating and supporting esports. As revealed in a press release, we're told that there will be an inaugural Olympic Esports Week held in Singapore between June 22-25 next year, which will be a hybrid physical and simulated sports "four-day festival, including exhibiting the latest technologies, panel discussions, education sessions and show matches."
At the Olympic Esports Week, we're told that there will also be the first in-person live finals for the Olympic Esports Series, with the details as to how to be a part of this tournament slated to be revealed in early 2023.
"The first Olympic Esports Week marks an important milestone in our ambition to support the growth of virtual sports within the Olympic Movement," said IOC president Thomas Bach. "We believe the exciting new format of our virtual sports competition, with live finals to be staged for the first time, is an opportunity to collaborate further with esports players and to create new opportunities for players and fans alike."
Alike extra details on the Olympic Esports Series, further information on the Olympic Esports Week will be revealed in early 2023.