Fortnite Becomes an Olympic eSport at Inaugural Olympic Esports Week

Fortnite joins the lineup of Olympic Esports events, with the International Shooting Sport Federation's challenge debuting at the inaugural Olympic Esports Week in Singapore.
Fortnite Esport Olympics
Image: Epic Games

Olympic Esports Week is a four-day festival of virtual sports and gaming established by the IOC and held in Singapore. One of the highlights of the week will be the live finals of the Olympic Esports Series 2023. This global virtual and simulated sports competition is organized by the IOC in collaboration with International Federations (IFs) and game publishers. Qualification rounds for baseball, chess, motorsport, and sailing are already in progress, with competitors vying for a chance to compete in the finals in Singapore and claim the prestigious title of Olympic Esports Series winner.

The ISSF’s sport shooting island, created within Fortnite, has been added to the Olympic Esports Finals lineup. The event will invite 12 players from the 2023 Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) to compete on the global stage. The Fortnite Creative Island, designed to resemble a sport shooting competition, will challenge players’ target-aiming accuracy and navigation skills in the in-game environment as they compete to become an Olympic Esports Series winner. The finals will be streamed worldwide on Olympics.com and Olympic social channels.

Fortnite Olympic Esports Promo
Image: IOC

Tickets for Olympic Esports Week are now available, with general admission starting at SGD 10 per day and three-day passes available from SGD 20. In recognition of Visa’s long-standing partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Visa is the official and preferred payment method for Olympic Esports Week tickets.

Ticket holders can attend a full schedule of events during Olympic Esports Week, including live finals for the Olympic Esports Series, a free-to-play zone featuring the latest virtual sports, gaming, and esports innovations, and exhibition matches across NBA 2K23, Eleven Table Tennis, and more.

Olympic Esports Week is supported by the Worldwide Olympic Partners, including Allianz, which will bring its MoveNow Camp to Singapore with a new esports edition. Registration is now open for 14- to 17-year-olds from across Asia, with 30 individuals invited to participate in the camp during Olympic Esports Week 2023. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills in featured games like Rocket League and Gran Turismo, alongside professional esports training, mental and physical health activities, and mentorship opportunities.

Olympic Esports Week signifies another step in supporting the development of virtual sports within the Olympic Movement, as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020+5, and continues the Movement’s collaboration with the gaming and esports communities to create new opportunities for players and fans alike.

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.

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