Olympic Esports Week 2023 will take place in Singapore, IOC confirms- The inaugural Olympic Week of Esports will take place in Singapore from 22nd to 25th June 2023, The International Olympic Committee has confirmed. The announcement represents another significant step in supporting the development of virtual sports within the Olympic movement and further engaging competitive players and encouraging the newcomers.
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In collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community, Sport Singapore and the Singapore National Olympic Committee, Olympic Esports Week will show the best of esports with a hybrid of non-physical and physical sports – in the four day of this event, including the latest technology showcases, educational sessions, panel discussions and esport matches.
Olympic Esports Week 2023 will take place in Singapore, IOC confirms
The main highlight of the week will be the first live final of the Olympic Esports Series, the International Federations collaborated and created a global virtual and simulated sports competition which is based on the successes of previous year’s Olympic Esports Series. The 2021 series which around hundred countries competed with over 250,000 participants in virtual and simulated sports including motorsports, baseball, rowing, cycling and sailing.
Singapore chosen to host inaugural Olympic Esports Week in June 2023 https://t.co/7QS6YlQiLS
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Thomas Bach, IOC President said in the announcement, “The first Olympic Esports Week marks an important milestone in our ambition to support the growth of virtual sports within the Olympic Movement. 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. It is a perfect opportunity to be partnering with Singapore, which has a history of supporting innovation in the Olympic Movement, hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010, so we are looking forward to working together closely.”
Ng Ser Miang, IOC Vice-President and SNOC Board member, said, “The Singapore NOC shares the Olympic Movement’s ambitions of exploring the development of virtual sports. Singapore has a track record of successfully hosting some of the biggest events in the virtual sports and esports calendar – we are honored to be collaborating with the IOC to bring this shared vision to life.”
More details about the series and the esports week, will be announced in early 2023.