The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) have announced the event schedule and other crucial details for the inaugural Olympic Esports Week. The Olympic Esports will feature 10 events, including the newly added sport shooting challenge featuring Fortnite.
The ISSF, the international federation of shooting sports, announced today that Fortnite will be among the titles featured during the Olympic eSports Week, scheduled for July 2023. The Epic Games’ popular FPS now joins the ranks of Gran Turismo and Just Dance in the Olympic Esports week.
The sport shooting challenge will feature 12 players from the 2023 Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) competing on the global stage. However, players will not compete in battle royale mode and fight for that victory royale as they would do in other Esports events.
Since the event is organized by the international federation of shooting sports, it will feature shooting competitions. The event would happen in Fortnite on an exclusive Fortnite Creative Island inspired by the sport shooting competition. The island is designed to put the target-aiming ability of the players to the test.
Players would have to demonstrate their sharpshooter skills and aim precisely while navigating the in-game environment. That’s all there is to it! The player with the highest accuracy will be declared the Olympic Esports Series champion. The best part is that the thrilling final will be live-streamed around the world on the Olympic social channels and Olympics.com.
The Olympic Esports Week will take place at Singapore’s Suntec Centre from June 22 to June 25, 2023. The opening date will have baseball, taekwondo, and sport shooting, followed by tennis on the following day. The motorsports and chess competitions will happen on June 25.
The tickets for the Olympic Esports Week are now on sale. The general day pass costs $10 SGD, which is approximately $7.50 USD. The three-day passes, on the other hand, start at $20 SGD, which is roughly $15 USD.