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  • Updated: May 05, 2023

'Fortnite' Becomes Official Olympic Esport

Epic's metaverse game, Fortnite has been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as an official Olympic (e)sport and part of the inaugural Olympic Esports Week schedule.

A sharpshooting tournament supported by the International Shooting Sport Federation will feature twelve Fortnite Champion Series players on a unique Fortnite Creative Island.

The only thing you will get to witness is some of the top virtual sports shooters in the world at work.

There won't be any last-one-standing fights or construction demos, either.

The first in-person finals of the 2023 tournament series will take place during the Olympic Esports Week, which the IOC has simultaneously begun selling tickets for.

It will cost you 10 SGD (about $7.50) to attend for one day or 20 SGD ($15) for the three days of competition beginning on June 23 if you can make it to Singapore between June 22 and June 25.

On June 24, there will be shooting competitions in Fortnite.

Both the Olympic social media networks and Olympics.com offer live streaming of the games.

Nine video games that approximately correspond to real-world sports managed by international federations are already part of the Olympic Esports Series. Just Dance, Gran Turismo racing, Zwift cycling, and even online chess are all included in the mix.

It is a continuation of the five digital sports-focused Olympic Virtual Series from 2021.

The IOC sees this as a component of a larger initiative to promote esports and establish relationships with the gaming industry.

The Committee's esports objectives are aligned with the addition of a Fortnite island since it is a "peaceful competition" with a physical equivalent.

You won't soon witness a virtual Olympics including League of Legends or Counter-Strike.

Having said that, Fortnite is without a doubt the most well-known game to make it to the Esports Series.

Theoretically, that may draw spectators who might otherwise go for traditional esports competitions.

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