Fortnite Has Officially Been Added To Olympic Esports


Fortnite has officially made its way to the Olympics. The inclusion of the game in the Olympic Esports Finals by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ushers in a new era for esports.

The well-known online video game “Fortnite” is officially an Olympic Esport thanks to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It has also been included in the Finals schedule. 

The IOC developed the first Olympic Esports Week, a four-day celebration of video games and virtual sports that takes place in Singapore.

On a unique Fortnite Creative Island, twelve Fortnite Champion Series players will participate in a sharpshooting tournament. This will be sanctioned by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

Although there won’t be any construction demos or last-one-standing clashes, this event offers spectators the chance to watch some of the top virtual sports shooters in action.

Fortnite in the Olympics

On the addition of Fortnite to the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said, “The ISSF’s sport shooting island created in Fortnite has been added to the Olympic Esports Finals line-up. 

The event will see 12 players from the 2023 Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) invited to compete on the global stage.” 

Nine games from the Olympic Esports Series already resemble actual sports that are run by international federations. 

There are games like Just Dance, Gran Turismo racing, Zwift cycling, and even online chess. Additionally, it is a continuation of the Olympic Virtual Series from 2021, which featured five virtual sports.

Furthermore, the International Olympic Committee views this as a component of a bigger initiative. This will be to advance esports and establish connections with the gaming industry.

The first in-person finals of the 2023 tournament series will be the focus of the Olympic Esports Week. The ticket sales have begun.

From June 22 to June 25, 2023, the event will take place at Singapore’s Suntec Centre. Tickets will cost 10 SGD (or $7.50) for a single day. It will be 20 SGD (or $15) for all three days of the competition.

On June 24, the shooting matches for Fortnite will take place.

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