Exciting news is spreading on the internet, some secret information suggests that the International Olympic Committee might plan to organize the first Olympic Esports Games in Japan in 2026. People think the Committee will talk more about this idea during a meeting in Japan in 2024. Let’s find out what might happen!
Everything About Olympic Esports Games
The International Olympic Committee, or IOC, president, Thomas Bach, revealed this wonderful news regarding the Olympic Esports Games in October of last year. They gained knowledge from the first Olympic Esports Series in Singapore last June and the online Olympic Virtual Series in 2021. Japan’s cooperation on this could help the nation’s spirits after the COVID-19 delays for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
In his statement, Bach offered his viewpoint as well, pointing out that three billion people worldwide are involved in esports and gaming. More than 500 million people are thought to be particularly interested in esports, which include virtual sports and sports games. He pointed out, “What’s even more noteworthy for ourselves almost all of them are under the age of 34.”
What to expect from the Olympic Esports Games?
Well-established esports global championships run under the International Esports Federation with the Global Esports Federation will directly compete with the forthcoming Olympic event. These tournaments have well-known esports athletes, well-known titles, and significant prize money. According to industry rumours, the 2024 IESF World Esports Championships in Riyadh, set for November, might have the biggest prize pool in the history of esports.
Regretfully, Sapporo’s aspirations of hosting the Olympic Winter Games were put to rest in November when the IOC decided to hold the games in Salt Lake City, Switzerland, and the French Alps in 2030, 2034, and 2038, respectively, leaving Sapporo without a host city for the next twenty years.
So, that’s everything there is to know about the 2026 Olympic Esports Games proposal from the International Olympic Committee for Japan.