Olympic Esports Week brings together virtual sports and gaming in a groundbreaking event that captivates fans worldwide. The inaugural edition, hosted in Singapore, promises an exhilarating four-day festival filled with intense competitions, innovative experiences, and the convergence of esports and traditional sports. Get ready to witness the clash of digital athletes as the Olympic Esports Series 2023 reaches its climactic conclusion, with the addition of the highly anticipated Fortnite Sport Shooting Finals.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) jointly present the first Olympic Esports Week, held from 22 to 25 June 2023 at Singapore’s Suntec Centre. The event celebrates the Olympic Esports Series 2023, a global virtual sports competition organized by the IOC, International Federations (IFs), and game publishers. Exciting qualification rounds are already underway in baseball, chess, motorsport, and sailing, with competitors vying for a coveted spot in the Singapore finals.

Fortnite Sport Shooting Joins the Prestigious Line-up

  • The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) introduces sport shooting to the Olympic Esports Finals, featuring the immensely popular game Fortnite.
  • The Fortnite Sport Shooting Finals invite 12 players from the 2023 Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) to compete on a specially designed Fortnite Creative Island, emulating the challenging aspects of real-life shooting competitions.
  • The finals will put the sharpshooters’ target-aiming accuracy and in-game navigation skills to the test, as they strive to be crowned Olympic Esports Series winners.
  • The intense action of the Fortnite Sport Shooting Finals will be globally streamed on Olympics.com and Olympic social channels, allowing fans from around the world to witness the excitement.

Ticketing Information and Exhilarating Event Schedule

Tickets for Olympic Esports Week are now available for purchase, with prices starting at SGD 10 per day and three-day passes priced from SGD 20. Visa is the official and preferred payment method for ticket purchases. Ticket-holders gain access to a wide range of events throughout the Olympic Esports Week program, including live finals of the Olympic Esports Series and exhibition matches featuring popular games like NBA 2K23 and Eleven Table Tennis. The Olympic Esports Week also features a free-to-play zone where visitors can experience the latest virtual sports, gaming innovations, and esports titles, such as baseball, cricket, cycling, and motorsport.

Allianz’s MoveNow Camp: Fostering Skills and Well-being

As part of Olympic Esports Week, Allianz, a Worldwide Olympic Partner, brings its MoveNow Camp to Singapore, offering a new esports edition. The MoveNow Camp provides a unique opportunity for 14- to 17-year-olds from across Asia to enhance their skills in featured games like Gran Turismo, receive professional esports training, and engage in activities to improve mental and physical health. Participants also have access to mentorship opportunities, fostering personal growth and the development of social skills.

A Milestone for Virtual Sports and Olympic Engagement

Olympic Esports Week represents a significant stride in the integration of virtual sports within the Olympic Movement, aligning with the vision outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020+5. The event exemplifies the collaborative efforts between the Olympic community, gaming industry, and esports communities to create new opportunities for both players and fans. The IOC’s commitment to supporting athletes and sports organizations worldwide is showcased through its redistribution of over 90% of its income to the wider sporting movement, providing crucial assistance to athletes and sports organizations at all levels globally.

With the Olympic Esports Week promising unparalleled excitement, fans around the world are eagerly anticipating this unique fusion.