The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has included the popular online video game ‘Fortnite’ in the Olympic Esports Finals lineup. The inaugural Olympic Esports Week is a four-day celebration of virtual sports and gaming created by the IOC and held in Singapore.
A dozen Fortnite Champion Series players will compete in a sharpshooting competition supported by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) on an exclusive Fortnite Creative Island.
“ISSF’s Sports Shooting Island recreated in Fortnite has been added to the Olympic Esports Finals line-up. The event will invite 12 players from the 2023 Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) to compete on the global stage,” said the International Olympic Committee.
The Olympic Esports Series already includes nine sports that correspond to real-world sports managed by international federations. Just Dance, Gran Turismo Racing, Swift Cycling, and even Web Chess are among the games available. Also, it is a follow-up to the 2021 Olympic Virtual Series, which includes five digital sports.
Furthermore, the International Olympic Committee sees it as part of a larger effort to promote eSports and engage with the video game community. The IOC has started selling tickets for Olympic Esports Week, which focuses on the first in-person finals of the 2023 competition series.
The event is taking place at Singapore’s Suntec Center from June 22 to June 25, 2023, and tickets cost 10 SGD (about $7.50) to attend a day or 20 SGD (about $15) for three days of competition. Will be
The Fortnite Sport Shooting matches will take place on June 24.
The post Fortnite is now an Olympic esport means players appeared first on Techlusive.