The forthcoming Olympic Esports Finals 2023 has officially announced the eight finalists in the Just Dance category. This eclectic group, consisting of five men and three women, represents eight diverse nations across four continents, including Singapore, the host country for this year’s event, running from 23rd to 25th June.
The World Dance Sport Federation nominated Just Dance to showcase dance sport in the 2023 Olympic Esports Series, aligning with the progressive push to integrate e-gaming into mainstream sports culture.
The confirmed finalists are Amandine Morisset, or TheFairyDina, from France, Diego Silva (Diegho San) from Brazil, Joseph Gabriel Cordero (Joseph Aazzlano) from the USA, Aleksanteri Landström (The Allu) from Finland, Fang Yusei (Elsie方方) from the People’s Republic of China, Adithiyan Armstrong (Arms73) from India, Siti Zhywee bte Ramle (Zhefeer) from Singapore, and Antonino Pomilia (Antonino) from Italy.
These talented competitors, selected through invitation due to their esteemed reputation in the global gaming community, will compete at the Suntec Conference and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on 23 June. Their objective is to clinch the prestigious title of Olympic Esports Finals winner, a recognition that will no doubt cement their position in the esports industry.
The competition format for Just Dance involves a single-elimination knockout bracket, pitting the players in direct 1v1 elimination bouts. The quarter-finals will revolve around the “One Song Challenge,” while the subsequent semi-finals and finals will adopt a best-of-three series approach. Though players earn points within the game, the final determination of each match’s winner will fall to a panel of judges.
Just Dance is one of ten games included in the Olympic Esports Series and Olympic Esports Finals. The roster also features Tic Tac Bow (archery), WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros (baseball), Chess.com (chess), Zwift (cycling), Gran Turismo (motorsport), Virtual Regatta (sailing), Fortnite (shooting), Virtual Taekwondo (taekwondo), and Tennis Clash (tennis).